10 Tips for Planning Your Raised Beds & Garden Layout Before Spring

The quiet months of fall and winter are so lovely – not only because of the cozy fires, delicious soups and stews, and holidays – but also because of the pause in our daily gardening activities. Yes, you read that correctly. We love gardening, but also appreciate slower times because it gives us the opportunity […]

Tips For Growing Citrus Trees In Pots

Citrus offers year-round greenery, fragrant blossoms, and delicious fruit …. what’s not to like? And even if you have a small area to work with or you are dealing with poor soil conditions, you can still grow citrus successfully in containers! 1. Learn the temperature and light requirements for your citrus plant. Citrus trees require […]

Garden Patio Ideas

Let’s talk about creating a garden space for your patio! Your patio can be transformed from an ordinary, boring space to a functional and attractive area that’s both productive and visually appealing. A successful patio garden requires planning. Before you start to plant, draw a plan of your space, think about its functionality, and then […]

Small Space Hacks: Best Ways to Grow Plants Inside Your Home 

Many people want to grow their own vegetables or herbs, but don’t have the space. Good news: many things can be grown indoors, even if you have very little space! There are many ways to grow indoors; some are very affordable, while others are more expensive and require a longer-term investment. The indoor growing method […]

Edible Ground Cover Plants

Groundcovers are a favorite landscaping feature among gardeners for lots of reasons: they help reduce labor in the garden, control erosion, replace grass under a shady tree, and make bare ground space look beautiful. You unfortunately can’t eat mondo grass, ivy or Asian jasmine, but did you know that there are groundcovers that you CAN […]

Beginner’s Guide to Landscaping

You are not alone if you feel overwhelmed when you start a new landscape. It can be difficult to know where to begin, no matter if you’re starting from scratch or wanting to upgrade your existing yard. Our beginner’s guide will help you get started landscaping the front yard and/or back yard of your dreams. […]

13 Vegetables to Pickle

We hope your vegetable gardens were productive this year! If they weren’t, we don’t doubt that you have plenty of vegetables. While we all want to extend the growing season and increase our harvests as much as possible, many of us still long for fresh homegrown produce after the season is over. Pickling vegetables can […]

How to Store Potting Soil over the Winter

Much of our garden activity this time of year focuses on cleaning and preparation. Because we aren’t actively gardening as much in the cooler months, we have more time to prepare for next spring! One example of how we can prepare is by storing potting soil. Here we have the steps you need to organize […]

Macronutrients vs. Micronutrients in Plants

For optimal growth and productivity in your flower and vegetable gardens, it’s essential to have healthy and fertile soil. For plants to thrive, they need to have varying levels of 17 essential nutrients. In an ideal world, every garden soil would contain all the nutrients that plants need to thrive, but its balance often fluctuates […]

When to Pick Tomatoes

Nothing beats the flavor of a homegrown tomato picked fresh from the vine. Harvesting is when all your hard work comes to an end, and you are rewarded with a bounty of delicious fresh-picked goodies. When and How to Harvest Tomatoes Brijette, a San Diego Seed Company employee in zone 10b, gives her top tips […]