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Grow Your Own Thanksgiving
Grow Your Own Thanksgiving
How better to celebrate Thanksgiving than with fresh food that you have grown yourself? In early fall, as gardeners in cold-winter areas throughout the United States are bringing in last harvests and winding down before winter, a special planting window opens in Southern California and other Mediterranean-climate California areas. From late summer onward in coastal […]
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Grow Your Own Thanksgiving in GardenZeus Zone 15
Grow Your Own Thanksgiving in GardenZeus Zone 15
Below is a chart showing describing the plants and timing to grow your own thanksgiving in your area. Please note that the varieties make a difference; the selected varieties have a time to harvest that works in the growing window. Click on the plant for complete growing instructions for that plant. Click on the plant […]
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Grow Your Own Thanksgiving in GardenZeus Zone 14
Grow Your Own Thanksgiving in GardenZeus Zone 14
Below is a chart showing describing the plants and timing to grow your own thanksgiving in your area. Please note that the varieties make a difference; the selected varieties have a time to harvest that works in the growing window. Click on the plant for complete growing instructions for that plant. Click on the plant […]
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Grow Your Own Thanksgiving in GardenZeus Zone 13
Grow Your Own Thanksgiving in GardenZeus Zone 13
Below is a chart showing describing the plants and timing to grow your own thanksgiving in your area. Please note that the varieties make a difference; the selected varieties have a time to harvest that works in the growing window. Click on the plant for complete growing instructions for that plant. Click on the plant […]
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Grow Your Own Thanksgiving in GardenZeus Zone 12
Grow Your Own Thanksgiving in GardenZeus Zone 12
Below is a chart showing describing the plants and timing to grow your own thanksgiving in your area. Please note that the varieties make a difference; the selected varieties have a time to harvest that works in the growing window. Click on the plant for complete growing instructions for that plant. Click on the plant […]
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Timing for Growing Halloween Pumpkins in Hot-Summer California Areas
Timing for Growing Halloween Pumpkins in Hot-Summer California Areas
Pumpkins grow and produce best at daytime temperatures of about 65° to 75°F, and while many varieties tolerate heat, growth and fruiting may be diminished at temperatures above 85°F. This creates a conundrum for California gardeners in hot-summer areas who want to grow pumpkins for Halloween. With many California areas having highs above 100°F and some […]
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Gifts for Gardeners: California Master Gardener Handbook
Gifts for Gardeners: California Master Gardener Handbook
California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd Edition Edited by Dennis R. Pittenger, 2015 GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. The California Master Gardener Handbook is a comprehensive, science-based reference book on horticulture and other related topics written for participants in the California Master Gardener program during and after completing their local […]
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Poinsettias: Tips, Care, and Fun Facts for the Holidays
Poinsettias: Tips, Care, and Fun Facts for the Holidays
What is the most popular holiday plant in the United States? The easy answer is Christmas trees for their traditional role as the holiday centerpiece, but by total annual sales of individual plants, the correct answer would be poinsettias. With sales in excess of 30 million plants annually, poinsettias are easily the most popular houseplant […]
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Caring for Chinese Lantern plants (Physalis alkekengi)
Caring for Chinese Lantern plants (Physalis alkekengi)
Those attractive Chinese Lantern Plants found in grocery stores and garden centers about this time in fall are nightshades, part of the Solanaceae family of over 2500 species that includes important garden vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, potatoes, and tomatillos; major agricultural crops such as tobacco; as well as poisonous plants, weeds, medicinal plants, […]
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