Clean your gardening tools. Wash off the soil, dry them, sharpen them, and then apply a light coating of oil. Here’s link to a 49 second video that shows a neat trick for cleaning tools. If you want to learn to clean your own pruners and loppers, watch this video from the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County. I particularly like it because it shows how to use different types of sharpening stones. Click on December above to read more.Read more »
Plant garlic. You’ll find local, organic garlic available for planting at all Victoria area Dig This stores. For the rest of October’s To Do List, click on “October”.Read more »
The time to start new plants from seed is coming to an end, but there are still a number of things you can plant for fall, winter and early spring eating: arugula, corn salad, mescluns, mustards, pac choi, radish, and turnips. If you want more kale, chard, spinach or Chinese cabbage, look for healthy starts […]Read more »
Plant your winter garden NOW! September, when many new gardeners start to think about winter veggies, is too late.Sow carrots, beets, rutabagas, turnips, and winter radishes that you want to eat over the winter. Click on July above for more to-dos.Read more »
The eight basic warm-season vegetables should go in later in May or even early June when the weather is (hopefully) reliably warm: beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peppers, squash, and tomatoes. Buy plants for eggplants, tomatoes and peppers, but you can still grow the rest from seeds.Read more »
April is the month gardener’s wait for – this is the month you can really get planting in earnest. Click on “April” to get the full to-do list for this month.Read more »
It’s a new year, and soon we’ll be into the thick of gardening again! Click on the word “January” above for some tips on what to do to get ready for the coming season.Read more »
Plant spring flowering bulbs for a great show next spring. Shop early, while the selection is good. Try to select a variety of bulbs with different blooming times so you can extend the show from January to June. Read more …Read more »
Water deeply. This long stretch of warm dry weather will stress plants unless you ensure their is sufficient water down where their roots are. Mulch the soil around the plants to prevent evaporation of moisture from the soil.
Plant your winter garden NOW! September, when many new gardeners start to think about winter veggies is too late.
Sow arugula, beans, beets, broccoli raab, carrots, lettuce,Asian greens, peas, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips, and winter radishes that you want to eat over the winter. Click “August” above to read more.Read more »
After a cool, wet spring some of feel summer’s not really begun. So please forgive us for talking about winter gardens. Yes, we said “winter”. If you want to harvest food throughout the fall and into next year, you need to plan and plant now.Read more »