California Gardening Guides

In tough times folks start thinking about planting vegetables. As I’m too angry to blog this morning I thought that instead of a rant I’d post a few useful links for Californians on how to start a vegetable garden.

All gardening advice is local. One of the tricky things about California is that we live in a Mediterranean climate and most of the information on what, how and when to plant vegetables is written for places where it snows. So here’s a few links courtesy of our Extension Service that should help you get started with your vegetable garden:

Burpee California Planting Guide

Vegetable Gardening Handbook for Beginners (by friend of the blog Yvonne Savio)

Sacramento Vegetable Planting Guide

UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco Monthy Garden Checklist

San Joaquin Valley Planting Guide

San Diego Vegetable Planting Guide

Happy growing!

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  1. I moved from up north to South Texas, and had to make a real shift in what I could grow. I suppose that moving to your part of California requires similar rethinking for gardeners. I miss lilacs, lilies of the valley, and rhubarb.
    I appreciate the information that you posted.

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