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August Garden Tasks

August Garden Tasks

The veggie garden is exploding, the grapes are starting to color up, and, thankfully, weed and insect pests are slowing down. For August, we have some advice for you on odd looking leaves, fruit tree care, and getting busy on cool-season vegetables.

 

 

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Avocados

Avocados

Nearly all varieties of avocado trees can be successfully grown throughout California in areas with mild winters. Knowing the best varieties, soil and light requirements, and long term care will allow you to grow your own healthy, delicious fruit. Read on for tips. 
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Fruit Tree Q&A, Part II

Fruit Tree Q&A, Part II

Now that your fruit trees are producing fruit, you may have similar questions to some that we've received from customers. For this fruit tree Q&A, we consulted with our garden gurus, for solutions and provided their advice, about specific fruiting issues, along with some about general care.
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Peach tree with ripe fruit

Fruit Tree Q&A, Part I

Now that fruit trees are starting to produce fruit, we're getting questions. Our garden gurus have some advice for fruit tree growers in our area. Part I of our Fruit Tree Q&A series answers customer questions about pests and disease. 
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leaffooted bug on tomato

Veggie Garden: Troubleshooting

You’ve worked hard to get your veggie plants in the ground and now you’re looking forward to the taste of your first ripe tomato. Let’s make sure your plants stay happy and healthy throughout the entire growing season. We’ve listed seven common veggie garden problems along with solutions to fix them. 

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Herb Garden in Terracotta Pots

Mediterranean Mix

We're kicking off our Summer Series with a live event! Join us for a creative, hands-on garden project, we'll walk you through an herb-inspired cocktail, and our guest DJ will provide the music mixes to shake it up. Get the details.
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Image of established raised garden bed

Raised Vegetable Beds

It's time to get your warm-season veggies in the ground, and raised beds are a great option for growing all your edible plants. Learn how to position your plants, choose a soil, get tips for watering, and more. 
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Aphids on a plant

An Ounce of Prevention

Spring is here, the weather is warming up in the garden, and that means we’re seeing a lot more activity among our plants—both good and not so good. Many of you have contacted us with questions about what’s going on in your garden, so we’ve pulled together answers to some common questions about pest and disease problems, along with recommended treatments.  

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April Garden Tasks

April Garden Tasks

Spring is in full swing and the weather is warming up. Browse our checklist for April garden care tips. Guard against pests, check irrigation systems, and get those veggies in the ground now for a bumper crop this summer!
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