Intuitive recognition of environmental conditions and patterns, and experience with the "feel" of successful timing in a given season, climate, and area is as important or more important than fact-based knowledge or anything that can be learned from research.
Citrus trees are an excellent source of Vitamin C. Most citrus trees grow well in the Mediterranean climates of coastal California. And spring, after all possibility of frost has past and before the heat of the summer, is an ideal time for planting. Planting. Proper planting of fruit trees is critical to their long-term health […]
If you haven’t felt it yet, undoubtedly you will at some point in the coming weeks and months: frustration, weariness, or the numbness that follows prolonged stress. When faced with perpetual uncertainty during the Coronavirus pandemic, with many options for relaxation and fun curtailed or unavailable, gardening may be one of the very best candidates […]
Here are three cool-season vegetables that tolerate light frost, making them ideal for fall planting in colder Mediterranean climates: Parsley. Ideal conditions for growing parsley are full sun at temperatures of about 75° F to 80° F, but parsley grows well in daytime temperatures from about 65° F to 85° F. When planting in fall, […]
Alkaline soils can be acidified with a solution of 1 tablespoon white vinegar per gallon of water used as a soil drench. To determine the alkalinity of your soil, GardenZeus recommends the following articles: Down and Dirty 5: What is the Mother of All Southern California Landscape and Garden Problems? Down and Dirty 7: Mud […]
Selecting bulb onions varieties to grow in the home garden is more complicated than for most other vegetables. The most important factor for home gardeners is day length, meaning the number of hours of sunlight needed to initiate bulbing and for the plants to form full, mature bulbs. If you have the wrong day-length variety […]