When do people in Southern California replace their vegetable plants?
I heard that in Southern California, the temperature doesn’t go below 60, so people can garden all year long. In the north, our vegetable plants die in the fall from frost and we plant new ones in the spring. If you garden all year long, when do your plants die? How long, for instance, does a tomato plant stand there and make tomatos? It has to die at some point, right? When do you replace the vegetable plants?
I live in southern california and i’ve had pepper plants keep up and producing for over a year. Now most of my bulbs – tulips ect do not survive unless I dig them up and store in the fridge. Whereas when i lived up north I could leave them in the ground. So it’s just a trade off.
My herbs survive year round too and stay green and producing.
We’ll see this year on crock neck squash.
DO i have to worry about ecoli in my vegetable garden in the backyard.. i livein Southern california?
is it safe to eat the vegetables grown in our backyard
No..it happened at a holding facility or something that had to do with thte transportation to the stores…your garden is fine.
How can I grow the perfect vegetable, fruit, and herb garden when I live in southern California?
I want to grow a great garden with tons of veggies and herbs not to many fruits though. So what do you say can you help me.
I just asked a question in the same categorie maybe you can answer that one to please.
Improve your soil. Good soil is the foundation of any good garden.
If you have no previous experience, start small. Plant a few things you like, gain experience, add a few plants each year.
Expect a few failures. We often learn more about gardening through the plants we kill than the plants that do well in spite of us.
Use your county extension or local garden center professionals. Take in samples of plants that are having trouble – pick their brains.
Get to know your gardening neighbors. They are also a wealth of knowledge – they can tell you what does and doesn’t do well in your area, and are often happy to share starts of their plants with you.
What signals the end of the life of a vegetable plant in a climate like Southern California?
I learned that Southern Californians can garden all year long because it doesn’t get colder than 60 degrees. Apparently a pepper plant, for instance, can be productive for over a year. My question is, does the pepper / tomato plant just stop making peppers after a year but still stand there looking green, so that the gardner notices that it’s not producing and then digs it up and replaces it? Or does the pepper plant get brown and die on its own?
I’ve always lived in the midwest, where the first frosts kill off all plant life off in the winter, so this is new information for me.
Many of the plants that we treat as annuals — like tomatoes– are really perennials. In places like Southern California, you can have tomatoes year round on the same plant.
Even though daytime temperatures in So. California may be in the 50s or 60s, nighttime temps will often get down into the 20s. This will kill plants that need a lot of heat for producing fruit (like peppers).
Some plants are influenced by the changing amount of light/dark as the days grow shorter and the nights longer.
Best flowers/fruits/vegetables to grow in southern california right now?
I’m gonna plant a garden this week and I would like to know what seeds/plants to buy for the most successful garden possible in Southern California. I’m not sure if April is the best time but it’s pretty warm here!
Thanks for reading, and thanks a lot if you answered :]
Hi – I live in So Cal too, and I’m a gardener and a florist. Almost anything is good right now to plant. We are so blessed to have an environment that almost anything will grow.
If your looking for an English garden look, I went with
Hydrangea (potted) – water a lot
Lavender (potted) – can handle dry soil
Snap dragons (in a packet) – can handle being on the dry side
Iris’ (bulb) – likes moist soil
Crocus and freesia (funny sorta bulb) moist soil needed
Zinnia’s (seeds) – LOVES Miracle Grow!!!! Gets huge on this stuff!!! And when the flower dies, take the head and smush it in your hand and you’ll see seeds so plant them also.
Just about anything will love our weather right now, even suculant they like to be on the dry side.
I think things that are already mature are easier to manage than seeds, I haven’t had a lot of luck with them except with zinnia seeds.
When I started really educating myself, I went to Rogers Gardens in Corona Del Mar for classes on gardening. Also Armstrong’s will educate you really well. I went last week, and told them an area I wanted to plant something funky, how much sun it would get, that I didn’t have a lot of time to water, and WOW they totally helped me out. I mean I know a lot but I wanted something unique in this one place in my garden.
One thing I know about gardening is water, water water. Hope I helped a bit. God Bless
What vegetables can I grow in my garden during the winter in southern California?
My 1st time at Fall Gardening.
I’m in S. Cal. Myself. This Fall/Winter I’ll be growing peas, carrots, winter radishes, lettuce, fava beans. I’m in a coastal area and rarely see a frost. If you are inland you may have to go fallow for a month or so during February.
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