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Growing Vegetables in SoCal’s Inland Valleys: May Tasks
Growing Vegetables in SoCal’s Inland Valleys: May Tasks
Growing vegetables in one of Southern California’s warmer inland valleys? May and June can be transition months with cooler spring weather giving way to early summer heat. Here are 8 tasks for May: Monitor plants regularly, at least every other day during warm weather and every day during hot weather to catch wilting, irrigation, pest, […]
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Growing Vegetables Near SoCal’s Coast: 9 tasks for May
Growing Vegetables Near SoCal’s Coast: 9 tasks for May
Vegetable gardening near Southern California’s coast? Here are 9 tasks for May: Monitor plants regularly, at least every 2 to 3 days during cool-to-warm weather, every other day during warm weather, and every day during hot weather to catch wilting, irrigation, pest, disease, weed, and other problems early. Maintain or add mulch. Harvest thinnings and […]
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Planning for New Vegetable Gardens: Timing
Planning for New Vegetable Gardens: Timing
How challenging is it to succeed with a new garden? Harder than you might expect even for experienced gardeners, but problems are solvable.
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Planning for New Vegetable Gardens: Seasonality
Planning for New Vegetable Gardens: Seasonality
How challenging is it to succeed with a new garden? Harder than you might expect even for experienced gardeners, but problems are solvable.
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Growing Vitamin C: A Guide to Planting Citrus Trees
Growing Vitamin C: A Guide to Planting Citrus Trees
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 […]
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Planning for New Vegetable Gardens: Siting and Sunlight
Planning for New Vegetable Gardens: Siting and Sunlight
How challenging is it to succeed with a new garden? Harder than you might expect even for experienced gardeners, but problems are solvable.
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Gardening as a Refuge in Troubled Times
Gardening as a Refuge in Troubled Times
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 […]
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What To Do in March: 10 Tasks for Southern California Gardeners
What To Do in March: 10 Tasks for Southern California Gardeners
by C. Darren Butler with Ann Clary March is typically one of the busiest months in the Southern California garden. Regardless of whether you live in one of Southern California’s inland valleys or along the coast, here are 10 items that should be on your gardening to-do list this month: Cut back or replace diseased, […]
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New Year’s Resolution: Water Plants and Trees Deeply
New Year’s Resolution: Water Plants and Trees Deeply
New Year’s Gardening Resolution 3: Water Plants and Trees Deeply. GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. “How often and how much do plants and trees need to be watered?” is both one of the simplest and most-complex questions for gardeners. The simple answer is […]
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