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California Natives

Drought-resistant Lawn Substitute for People and Dogs

Question from Candace and Cyrus: We recently got rid of our entire fescue lawn and replaced it ( or tried to ) with UC Verde, a new form of buffalo grass... Read more »
Planting on a Bank & Best Substitutes for Lawns

Planting on a Bank & Best Substitutes for Lawns

Question from Howard: We are a Homeowners association with a steep bank, 45 degrees or steeper, three blocks long and about 30 feet high. What drought tolerant plant(s) would you... Read more »

Vegetables & Fruits

Tips for Building Raised Beds and Planting Vegetables with the Seasons

Tips for Building Raised Beds and Planting Vegetables with the Seasons

Question from Sagar: I was brainstorming/talking with Robert Abe of Chia Nursery in Carpinteria a few days ago, and he mentioned how inspiring and informative your talk and stories... Read more »

Pepper

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: April, May, June Spacing: Put plants 12 inches apart Special Tips: Spray with 1... Read more »

Pests

Getting Rid of Citrus Pests

Question from Jon: I have something here that I need some advice on. I have attached 3 photos of a branch on my Meyer Lemon tree. I have a steady stream... Read more »
Avocado Trees, Mites, and Gophers

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. Too much rain, and even... Read more »

Garden Q & A

Choosing a vine for dappled shade

Choosing a vine for dappled shade

Question from Veronica: I am a landscape designer. I have a client who wants to build a pergola and plant an easy vine that will give dappled shade. His garden is in Sunset Zone... Read more »

Brunfelsias

Question from Trinidad: I just read on one of your books that Brunfelsias can take two shots of high nitrogen fertilizer in December and January. What... Read more »

Herbs

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... Read more »
Pruning Lavendar

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 are even larger, too big... Read more »

Pots & Containers

Heat and Cold-Resistant Container Plants

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 from Pat: The hallmark... Read more »

Potting Soil or Potting Mix?

Oct. 5 | Question from Fred: We are a bit confused about what to plant our Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes in. I have a 10 gallon container and need to know whether to... Read more »

Composting

When to Spread Compost Under Fruit Trees

Sep. 27 | Question from Mark: I have many young fruit trees , many types of citrus (orange, blood orange, lemon, lime) AND pomegranit, Avacado, fig, apple and stone... Read more »
Introduction to Biochar

Introduction to Biochar

Nov. 8 | Question from Frank: I would like to introduce a 2000 year old organic soil conditioner called Biochar into the gardening consciousness. When people read about, study its properties... Read more »

Fertilizer

Terr-O-Vite

Terr-O-Vite

Dec. 16 | Question from Trinidad: Where can I purchase this product? Nobody seems to know about it. I live and work in Encinitas, CA. Places I have checked are Grangettos, Home Depot, Hydroscape…... Read more »

Brunfelsias

Dec. 14 | Question from Trinidad: I just read on one of your books that Brunfelsias can take two shots of high nitrogen fertilizer in December and January. What... Read more »