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Garlic Care and Maintenance in the California Home Garden
Garlic Care and Maintenance in the California Home Garden
If you planted softneck garlic during the appropriate cool season, in well-drained soil with sufficient fertility and nitrogen, you may find that it has sprouted vigorously and has become an easy garden companion. See Growing Garlic in the California Home Garden. Garlic needs full sun during cool-to-warm weather. It grows and yields best at daytime […]
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Spacing and Harvest Timelines for Softneck Garden Garlic
Spacing and Harvest Timelines for Softneck Garden Garlic
Plant garlic cloves under at least 1.5 inches of soil. Large cloves produce larger bulbs, and can be planted under 2 inches of soil. Sprouts normally emerge from soil within about 7-14 days, and first leaves normally appear within about 2-3 weeks (or longer during cold weather). For vigorous softneck varieties, space plants at least […]
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Watering Tips for Softneck Garden Garlic
Watering Tips for Softneck Garden Garlic
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Garlic performs best in fertile soil with good drainage. Overwatering and underwatering garlic both result in stressed plants, poor bulb formation, and increased pest-and-disease problems. Water may pool below the soil surface or in compacted areas underground, with poor drainage sometimes becoming problematic even […]
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5 Tips for Growing Basil in Containers
5 Tips for Growing Basil in Containers
Basil is an ideal plant for container gardening, whether on the patio or the kitchen windowsill. Growing basil in containers allows you to move basil to follow seasonal changes in sun, to shaded areas during hot summers, warmer areas during spring, and to protected areas when necessary in response to winds or other environmental factors. […]
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3 Tips for Growing Basil in the Summer Home Garden
3 Tips for Growing Basil in the Summer Home Garden
Basil is one of the most popular and rewarding herbs for the home gardener. Fresh basil is an essential ingredient in many recipes, from Caprese salad to pesto.  Two to three plants can usually provide enough for one household. Pesto lovers may want four or five. Gardeners with long warm growing seasons should consider planting […]
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Turmeric: Container Gardening and Harvesting
Turmeric: Container Gardening and Harvesting
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a perennial plant and member of the Zingiberaceae, or ginger family grown for its edible rhizomes typically used for flavoring in curries. Recently, there has been much interest in its possible medicinal value. […]
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Ginger: Growing and Harvesting for Culinary Use
Ginger: Growing and Harvesting for Culinary Use
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a perennial plant with spear-like leaves and unremarkable yellow flowers that is typically grown as an annual plant for its edible root, or more precisely, its edible rhizomes.  Ginger is grown commercially in […]
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Constructing a Mediterranean Herb Garden
Constructing a Mediterranean Herb Garden
Lavender, rosemary, thyme and common sage make ideal additions to Mediterranean-climate herb garden: they can survive and thrive without summer rain and in soils infertile and dry. Plant in full sun and well-draining soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH and poor to moderate fertility.  All are drought tolerant; they thrive with little water […]
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Watering Lavender: Tips for Mediterranean Areas
Watering Lavender: Tips for Mediterranean Areas
As a native to the Mediterranean, Northern Africa and Europe, Lavender makes an ideal plant for growing in California and other similar Mediterranean climates. When grown in Mediterranean climates, it has only a few critical needs: one of them watering lavender correctly. If winter rains have been sufficient, established lavender plants may need little or […]
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