Growing Spinach From Seed

Growing spinach from seed

Growing spinach from seed can be challenging in Zones 9 and 10 because of our warm fall and spring weather. After years and years of perfecting our spinach growing, we have some pro-tips on growing spinach for you to be successful and … Read More

Growing Cauliflower

Growing Cauliflower

Growing Cauliflower Cauliflower is an excellent crop for backyard growers because you can plant seeds of many different types of cauliflower. While you are likely to find only white cauliflower at the store, you can choose from a wide range … Read More

How to Amend Soil

How to Amend Soil

How to amend soil: The secret to gardening in Southern California and beyond! Your garden is only as good as your soil. If you want a beautiful garden, you must learn how to amend the soil. The better your soil, … Read More

Growing Carrots from Seeds

Growing Carrots from Seeds

Growing Carrots from Seeds Growing carrots from seeds can be challenging, but once you have a few tricks mastered, you can easily grow carrots year-round in Zones 9 and 10. Tips for Growing Carrots from Seeds When growing carrots from … Read More

Zone 8 Planting Calendar

Zone 8 Planting

Zone 8 is characterized by a long growing season with an average of 240 days to grow! That’s ample time to grow a bountiful garden and succession plant several times. The last frost date is as late as April 1st, … Read More

Zone 7 Planting Calendar

Plant Fruit trees in Zone 5

Zone 7 is characterized by a longer growing season than its neighbors in Zones 5 and 6. The average planting season in Zone 7 is about 210 days. With the last frost date as late as April 15th and the … Read More

Zone 6 Planting Calendar

Plant Rhubarb in Zone 6

Zone 6 is characterized by a shorter growing season than its neighbors in Zones 7 and 8. With the last frost date as late as May 1st and the first frost date as early as November 13th, there is not … Read More

Zone 5 Planting Calendar

Plant Brussel Sprouts in Zone 5

Zone 5 is characterized by a short growing season. With the last frost date as late as April 30th and the first frost date as early as October 13th, there is not a long window to start crops! Our Zone … Read More

DIY Tomato Trellis Systems

DIY Tomato Trellis

DIY Tomato Trellis Tomatoes need a structure to keep them off the ground and orderly. As the weather warms up, the tomatoes you planted for summer are likely growing like mad, signaling the need for a DIY tomato trellis! DIY … Read More

How to Keep Soil Moist in Warm Weather

how to keep soil moist

How to Keep Soil Moist in Warm Weather Summertime is a beautiful time for going to the beach and enjoying the sun rays, but for the garden, it can be challenging to keep crops happy, as days get longer and … Read More

Growing Vegetables in Pots

Growing Vegetables in Pots

Growing Vegetables in Pots: Vegetable Container Gardening for Beginners Growing vegetables does not mean you have to have a massive yard or even a yard at all! You can successfully grow many vegetables in pots. It’s an easy, fun, and … Read More

Growing Cucumbers from Seed

Growing cucumbers from seed can be easy and fun when armed with a bit of knowledge. Here you will learn how to grow cucumbers from seed, what types of cucumbers are available to you, how to grow cucumbers in containers, … Read More

Gardening in San Diego

Garden Advice for San Diego If you’re gardening in San Diego, our amazing climates give us the ability to grow many things year-round. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy, even if you’re a “seasoned” gardener. So, we’ve created this article … Read More

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 … Read More

Understanding Types of Seeds

Understanding Types of Seeds

When you decide to grow from seed, one of the more important decisions you make is choosing between different types of seeds — heirloom, hybrid, organic and GMO seeds. We’ve outlined below what we mean by these terms so you can … Read More