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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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Landscaping for Pet Safety: 10 Tips
Landscaping for Pet Safety: 10 Tips
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. We all love our pets and we all want to keep them as safe as possible while giving them freedom to roam in our yards. Here are ten tips: Mow your lawn regularly. A well-maintained lawn prevents […]
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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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Use These 5 Kitchen Items to Improve Your Garden Soil
Use These 5 Kitchen Items to Improve Your Garden Soil
Even if you can’t get to your local garden center, you have several items in your kitchen you can use to improve your soil. Here are five: Crushed Eggshells  Those of us who cook, and a lot more of us are cooking at home these days, inevitably wind up with plenty of eggshells from morning […]
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Saving Seeds: Grocery Store Produce vs Home Grown
Saving Seeds: Grocery Store Produce vs Home Grown
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Can you save the seeds from the vegetables you purchased from the grocery store or farmer’s market and use them to grow your summer vegetable crop? Probably not. Most vegetables purchased at the grocery store are hybrids, […]
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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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