Guest Blog: Powdery Mildew in San Diego Gardens

2020-10-20T11:55:55-07:00

Powdery Mildew in a San Diego Garden Powdery Mildew Guest Blog by Susan Martin Written August 14th 2020 I’m sitting on my front porch writing about the powdery mildew that is overtaking my backyard vegetable garden. It’s expected in the usual susceptible plants grown in my coastal summer garden—tomatoes and the squash,

Guest Blog: Powdery Mildew in San Diego Gardens2020-10-20T11:55:55-07:00

Growing Bush Beans

2020-10-20T12:41:57-07:00

Growing Bush Beans The wonders of growing bush beans should not be overlooked in the garden. There are numerous benefits to growing bush beans in the garden, especially in container gardens or urban gardens that have limited space. Bush beans are incredible plants that can provide tons and tons of nutrients in

Growing Bush Beans2020-10-20T12:41:57-07:00

Fall and Winter Gardening in Southern California

2020-10-20T14:12:06-07:00

Fall and Winter Gardening in Southern California Fall and Winter Gardening in Southern California For most new gardeners who are growing their first fall or winter gardens in Southern California, it can be confusing what to plant and when. To make matters even more confusing, our weather patterns in Southern California can

Fall and Winter Gardening in Southern California2020-10-20T14:12:06-07:00

Direct Seeding for Success

2020-06-19T16:41:42-07:00

Direct Seeding for Success Direct Seeding for Success If seeds are given ideal soil conditions, most will germinate and sprout within a few days. The exception is seeds that are naturally slow germinating or have hard seed coats that resist moisture penetration. Water for Germination The number one cause of poor germination

Direct Seeding for Success2020-06-19T16:41:42-07:00

Succession Planting Guide

2020-07-12T21:37:43-07:00

Succession Planting Guide Do you succession plant? If not, you are missing out on keeping your garden as productive as you can. Succession planting is the simple act of always planting new items in the garden so that when your current plants start to slow on production, you can replant new ones.

Succession Planting Guide2020-07-12T21:37:43-07:00

How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch

2020-05-16T11:49:21-07:00

How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch During these past couple of months, life has been a bit hectic and uneasy for most of us. With the COVID-19 virus restrictions, many people are turning to gardening during their time of quarantine to soothe their nerves and enjoy some time outside. This

How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch2020-05-16T11:49:21-07:00

Starting Seeds Indoors

2020-07-20T20:48:08-07:00

Starting Seeds Indoors Starting seeds indoors When starting seeds indoors, consider varieties such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, perennials, and some annual flowers. These crops can really benefit from an early start indoors, especially if you live in an area that has short warm seasons.  Starting seeds indoors is particularly helpful for

Starting Seeds Indoors2020-07-20T20:48:08-07:00
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