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,
Choosing Vegetables to Grow in Southern California's Cool Season Have a successful cool season garden in zones 9 and 10 with our help. Learn what to grow for a bountiful garden you can enjoy all winter. Grow what you like to eat Plant what you like to eat! Most of us don’t
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
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
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
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.
How to Start a Home Vegetable Garden A home vegetable garden is an essential part of a healthy and sustainable home. The pleasure and benefits of a home vegetable garden are endless. Before the 20th century, most people kept a home vegetable garden. In the past 30 years that trend saw a
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