Blue Sage is a tender perennial that is native to many parts of the Southwest. Beautiful blue spikes attract butterflies and other pollinators. This easy to grow plant makes for fragrant cut flowers and works well in naturalized gardens. Blue … Read More
Growing a Garden Full of Pollinator Plants Growing a garden is so much more than producing food and flowers for you to enjoy. It’s about creating an ecosystem where wildlife, pollinators, and nature can thrive. Creating an abundant ecosystem is … Read More
Western Yarrow is a beautiful flower that is adapted to many parts of the American southwest. It grows well in Southern California’s dry areas. As a California native, yarrow is drought tolerant but also can stand high watering conditions. Clusters of white flowers keep growing all through the season.
Garden Troubleshooting Guide IssueDiagnosisSolutionUnderstanding Growing Problems Plants are weak or pale.Not enough sunlight.Move garden or veggie boxes to get more sunlight hours. Reduce shade from trees and structures. All veggies need 8 hours or more of direct sunlight daily. Warm-season … Read More
Photo by Criselda YeeWe Support Growing LocalInterested in receiving support? Use the contact page to send us your information.San Diego Seed Company believes those in the community who take the time and effort to create beautiful gardening spaces for all … Read More
Fall Planting for Success If you live in an area that receives frost, your growing season is defined by this major weather event. This means that the time between the first and last frost is collectively known as your “growing season.” For us … Read More
Golden Yarrow is a multi-use plant that is beautiful and great for native gardens. This easy to grow plant attracts tons of beneficial insects to your garden! Gorgeous golden blooms can be used fresh or dried. Seeds are very small and should be sown on the surface of the soil as they need light for germination.
Narrowleaf milkweed, a California native, is sometimes called Mexican whorled milkweed. This plant is a nectar source and host plant for the beautiful monarch butterflies. Allow monarch caterpillars to devour the plants. Great for native gardens. Gardeners can plant directly in the ground in the fall or transplant in late winter in mild climates. In areas with cold winters, transplant in the spring when the threat of frost is gone.
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