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California Natives

Native Plants of the Southern California Coast

Southern California is not a desert. Only the area east of the mountains can correctly be characterized as a desert having plants we know as desert plants. The... Read more »
Native Plants Suitable For A Green Roof

Native Plants Suitable For A Green Roof

In this short list are several succulents, and two grasses. Several groundcovers, a few bulbs, and some perennials would also be worthy contestants but all these would require... Read more »

Vegetables & Fruits

Growing Heirloom Winter Squash in a Coastal Zone

Growing Heirloom Winter Squash in a Coastal Zone

Question from Forrest: Hello Pat, I was told that you live in Del Mar and I’d love to get your expert opinion on something. I have become very interested in growing heirloom... Read more »

Rust and Leaf-curl on Artichoke Leaves

Question from Niel: I have an artichoke plant that quite recently showed some rust with tiny white spots inside. Also,some of the leaves are curling backwards... Read more »

Pests

Potted Key Lime Tree with Tiny Black Ants

Question from Brenda: I have a potted key lime tree, new, and all of sudden tiny black yard ants have made a home in the pot, and are crawling into the... Read more »
Citrus Leaf Miners

Citrus Leaf Miners

Question from Dave: Thank you very much for writing your books – I read and refer to them every week. I’m trying to shift from conventional to organic gardening. All... Read more »

Garden Q & A

Growing Heirloom Winter Squash in a Coastal Zone

Growing Heirloom Winter Squash in a Coastal Zone

Question from Forrest: Hello Pat, I was told that you live in Del Mar and I’d love to get your expert opinion on something. I have become very interested in growing heirloom... Read more »

Granulated Sulfur

Question from Robin: Hi. I have a problem and I need some advice. I spread granulated sulfur on the top of heavy clay soil. Hindsight shows me this is... Read more »

Herbs

Cilantro

Question from Christina: I have cilantro in a container outside…the problem is, it’s leaves have turned purple. I don’t know what I am... Read more »
Tarragon and Thyme

Tarragon and Thyme

Question from Dee: This is my first garden this year so I really don’t know what I Am doing.I buy tarragon and Thyme every year and put it in pots.I live in zone 9 and... Read more »

Pots & Containers

Organic fertilizers for indoor plants

Organic fertilizers for indoor plants

Jun. 23 | Question from Randy: I would like to know what is a good indoor plant food? I’m going to start worm composting and am now composting my yard clippings etc. but am unsure... Read more »

Container Lemon Tree

Mar. 2 | Question from Diane: I’m hoping you can help me with my container lemon tree. I have a 2 year old lemon tree that I transplanted from a 14” to an... Read more »

Composting

Right Mulch for Beach Plants

Jun. 15 | Question from Jokhanah: I am caring for a parking strip planted with grasses, Russian Sage, Lavender and the like. It is near the beach and needs a mulch... Read more »
Pre-Compost or Trench Composting

Pre-Compost or Trench Composting

Jul. 19 | Question from Sharon: I’m here on the central coast of CA and we have citrus trees, pomegranate, and fig in our yard. No official compost pile yet, but what about grinding... Read more »

Fertilizer

Granulated Sulfur

Granulated Sulfur

Jul. 21 | Question from Robin: Hi. I have a problem and I need some advice. I spread granulated sulfur on the top of heavy clay soil. Hindsight shows me this is not optimum, and I would... Read more »

Canary Island Date Palm – Organic fertilizers for

Jul. 15 | Question from  Tod: Just bought the new edition of your book (I’ve had the 2nd edition for years now and refer to as my garden bible!). I am... Read more »