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California Natives

Planting California Native Plants

Here is the way to plant native plants (Best time to plant: in November) Native plants like best to be planted in plain, native, un-amended soil. Amended... Read more »
Native Plants Suitable For Planting Near A Coastal Lagoon

Native Plants Suitable For Planting Near A Coastal Lagoon

SHRUBS Adenostoma fasciculatum—Chamise Most abundant shrub in some local coastal chaparral, often called “Chamise chaparral”. Known for spring bloom but often flowers in... Read more »

Vegetables & Fruits

When to Harvest Lettuce

When to Harvest Lettuce

Question from Ginny: How do I know when the lettuce and shallots are ready to pick? What is your best book regarding this. I live in San Marcos, CA. Answer from Pat: The time... Read more »

Raised Bed Planting

Question from Chad: I am just installed a raised 13 1/2 foot by 5 1/2 foot veggie bed in mu back yard that will get great amounts of south facing sun.... Read more »

Pests

Avocado Trees, Mites, and Gophers

Question: I’m on a fast mission, quite desperate. I’m pulling my hair out. I have an avocado tree that has mites and is definitely languishing.... Read more »
Clover Attracts Ladybugs

Clover Attracts Ladybugs

Question from Olivia: Do you think Lady Bugs are attracted to clover? I am a landscape designer and landscaper. I have a client in Clairemont, California. I just finished... Read more »

Garden Q & A

When to Harvest Lettuce

When to Harvest Lettuce

Question from Ginny: How do I know when the lettuce and shallots are ready to pick? What is your best book regarding this. I live in San Marcos, CA. Answer from Pat: The time... Read more »

Pruning Lavendar

Question from Heather: I live near the coast. When is the best time to prune back lavendar? I did it a few months back, but not aggressively. Now they... 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

Honeysuckle Dying

Honeysuckle Dying

Jan. 15 | Q: Purchased a ‘mint crisp’ honeysuckle in a 1 gal pot; transplanted to a larger planter (hoping to move so I’m trying not to actually plant it). Was doing just... Read more »

Heat and Cold-Resistant Container Plants

Dec. 10 | Question from Brenda: What are some good container plants for Oklahoma that will make it through our cold winters and hot summers?  Thank you! Answer... Read more »

Composting

Horse Manure Compost

Mar. 18 | Question from Dave: I have a very reliable and steady source of horse manure (1 quarter horse, 1 draft horse and 1 shetland pony) and an equally reliable... Read more »
Difference Between Compost and Top Soil

Difference Between Compost and Top Soil

Mar. 28 | Question from Karen: What is the difference between compost and top soil and do you need both when amending the soil in your yard? Answer from Pat: When you purchase something... Read more »

Fertilizer

Fertilizer Recipe

Fertilizer Recipe

Apr. 11 | Question from Wil: At your presentation in Huntington Beach in September, you gave a formula for creating fertilizer. I’ve lost the list. Is it available? Answer from Pat: The... Read more »

Horse Manure Compost

Mar. 18 | Question from Dave: I have a very reliable and steady source of horse manure (1 quarter horse, 1 draft horse and 1 shetland pony) and an equally reliable... Read more »