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

Germinating Carrots

Germinating Carrots

Question from Evelyn: My little child Annie loves watching your videos! We had to turn it off the other night and she got so upset wanting to watch you more!! My question is does... Read more »

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... 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

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 »

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... 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

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 »