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Warm Season Vegetables: Can They Be Transplanted?
Warm Season Vegetables: Can They Be Transplanted?
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Some warm season vegetable plants are sensitive to root disturbance; gardeners should plant these vegetables directly outdoors after weather warms in the spring. Other warm season vegetables make excellent candidates for seeding into small pots or containers […]
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New Year’s Resolution: Grow California Native and Mediterranean Plants
New Year’s Resolution: Grow California Native and Mediterranean Plants
by Ann Clary and C. Darren Butler GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. New Year’s Resolution 4: Grow California Native and Mediterranean Plants. Will plants sold at local gardening centers and nurseries thrive in your garden or landscape? Often they will, but in […]
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10 January Tasks for Mediterranean Gardeners
10 January Tasks for Mediterranean Gardeners
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Many might think of January as a slow month in the Mediterranean garden, as even in mild Mediterranean climates, January often brings cool, rainy weather. Yet there is much to do in January to prepare plants for […]
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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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New Year’s Resolution: Compost More Waste
New Year’s Resolution: Compost More Waste
New Year’s Gardening Resolution 2: Compost More Household and Garden Waste. GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. All life on Earth is made of the same building blocks, the organic elements. These include carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and many more that are recognizable to […]
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New Year’s Resolution: Focus on Soil, Not Plants
New Year’s Resolution: Focus on Soil, Not Plants
New Year’s Gardening Resolution 1: Focus on soil, not plants. Everything that gardening experts, books, and if you’re lucky enough to have one, a gardening parent or grandparent, have told you that you need to do for plants, you actually need to do for soil. Are you worried about watering your plants? Shift your worry […]
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Gifts for Gardeners: Garden Clogs and Boots
Gifts for Gardeners: Garden Clogs and Boots
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Have a gardener on your shopping list? Keep your feet warm and dry this winter with the ideal garden clog. Wear them in the rain. Clean them with a hose.  Easy to slip on and off. Available […]
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Indoor and Potted Plants for the Holiday Season
Indoor and Potted Plants for the Holiday Season
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. There’s nothing quite like live plants to bring up the holiday spirit and please a gardener’s heart. Some potted holiday plants and trees can survive indoors or when planted outdoors for months to years or even decades […]
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Rain! Rain! Rain! But is it Enough to Water Plants?
Rain! Rain! Rain! But is it Enough to Water Plants?
During our ongoing drought in California, rainfall has become almost as exciting as a small earthquake. Failed rain forecasts seem ever more common, sometimes with less rain than predicted or no rain actually arriving. After so many disappointments, when I actually hear rain falling, I usually drop everything to rush outside in a state of […]
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