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,
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
SEED STARTING INSTRUCTIONS Planting your own vegetable garden by seed might sound like a difficult task but the age-old tradition is probably easier than you think. While in recent generations planting gardens by purchasing starts has become very popular, planting a garden by seeds gives you diversity you cannot
Summer Tips for Southern California Growers Growing in the summer can be hard. Some areas of Southern California can be unforgiving with heat and hot, dry winds. With the unusually hot days we have had lately, it is important that we focus on the things we can do to
How to Prevent and Treat Powdery Mildew For any of us that grow close to the coast or in areas that get lots of morning dew or cool summers, powdery mildew is all too familiar. It is a white (sometimes slightly grey) substance that looks like dust on the
Dealing with Pests? Have you found something else forraging in your garden this cool season getting to eat before you? Don't be discouraged! Check out San Diego Seed Company's Integrated Pest Management page to understand the best organic method to live harmoniously with the little guys. What is Integrated Pest management?