Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Good Luck in the Garden

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner it's a good time to find ways to add luck to your garden! 
Gnomes, Lucky Horseshoe, Shamrocks and Rabbits are my charms.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

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

Flower Planting Guide:
(Just a few popular ones) Aster, Carnation, Chinese Forget-me-not, Cosmos, Dahlia, Flax, Petunia, Queen Anne's Lace, Sunflower, Sweet Pea, Viola, Wallflower.
It's Finally DAHLIA planting time!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Signs of Spring This Week

Lavender Cuttings
Farmers Market Sighting
My First 3 Sweet Peas of the Season
The Very First Bloom- Heirloom Sweet Peas