Liquid Gypsum by Soil Logic

California Natives

Drought tolerants for patio

Question from Tracey: I would like to find out if there are some drought tolerant /native plants that will do well in pots on a patio. The patio is south... Read more »
Coast Goldenbush

Coast Goldenbush

Question from Dave: I want to purchase one plant – can you help? Answer from Pat: Coast goldenbush (Isocoma menziesii var. menziesii) is a California native plant that proliferates... Read more »

Vegetables & Fruits

Growing Potatoes

Growing Potatoes

Question from Cherie: I was wondering if you could suggest a good place to buy potato seedlings in Southern California. I live in La Verne, CA and it seems local nurseries don’t... Read more »

Turnip

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: (Year-round) Spacing: Thin plants to 7″ apart,in rows 14″ inches apart. Special... Read more »

Pests

Nematodes

Question from Vicki: I have nematodes in my garden. is it safe to eat the vegetables if there are nematodes in the roots? Are there any vegetables tht... Read more »
Getting Rid of Citrus 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 of ants crawling on just... Read more »

Garden Q & A

Coconut Queen Palm

Coconut Queen Palm

Question: Do you know of a palm called the Coconut Queen Palm? Answer from Pat: Coconut queen palm is a common name, and like all common names, could be for more than one thing... Read more »

Potting Soil or Potting Mix?

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 »

Herbs

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 »
Cilantro

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 doing wrong and can’t... Read more »

Pots & Containers

Potting Soil or Potting Mix?

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 use potting soil or potting... Read more »

Drought tolerants for patio

Sep. 25 | Question from Tracey: I would like to find out if there are some drought tolerant /native plants that will do well in pots on a patio. The patio is south... Read more »

Composting

Spent Brewery Grains as Compost or Soil Amendment

Aug. 14 | Question from Ica: My friend is a brewmaker and has tons of the filtered barley grains they use to make beer. Would this be a good soil admendment? Also... Read more »
When to Spread Compost Under Fruit Trees

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 fruits (nectarine and... Read more »

Fertilizer

When to Feed Apple Trees and When to Thin the Fruit

When to Feed Apple Trees and When to Thin the Fruit

Oct. 15 | Question from Robin: I put worm tea on my apple trees this month. I was going to add compost around them but don’t want to overdue the nitrogen.  What else should I ... Read more »

Conversation Related to Fossilized Seabird (pelican) Guano

Oct. 9 | Message from Daniel: The main problem I am having is not the performance of the product but it’s the education of what it is . It seems like the West... Read more »