Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Planting Guide: Southern California


Beans (bush and pole), Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Chives, Collards, Endive, Kale, Parsley, Potatoes, Radish, Spinach, Squash, Swiss Chard, Turnips. Possibly tomatoes at the end of the month.
The soil is beginning to warm up and the selection of vegetables are increasing.
Some of the easiest to grow are lettuce and radishes and planting heirloom, or unique varieties like "rainbow radishes" makes the experience that much better.

Companion planting- Group these together for better yields, harmonious planting and best overall conditions for growing. 
-carrot, parsley, tomato.
-beans (pole), radish, cabbage, lettuce
-beans (bush), carrot, lettuce, strawberry, savory, mint, collard

“The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.” 
 -Phyllis McGinley