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, […]
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 […]
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 […]