Tips for Watering
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Tips for Watering

Record Rainfalls We’ve all experienced the water restrictions here in California and watched our lawns turn brown and our plants curl up. People had horror stories of being fined for not adhering to water rations. Then, all of a sudden, the skies opened up and we saw record breaking precipitation and disastrous flooding. Everything was…

Cover Crops
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Cover Crops

With year round gardening required at the garden, you may be wondering what to plant. If the thought of deciding what winter crops to plant is daunting this year, consider doing a cover crop. Cover crops are close-growing plants sown in rotation with food crops, or inter-seeded between food crops to cover bare ground Cover…

Cover Crops
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Cover Crops

Organic cover crops create happy, healthy soil. Cover crops like red clover, buckwheat, fava beans (in the picture above), daikon radish, ryegrass, hairy vetch, and peas revitalize the soil with natural nitrates, suppress weeds, improve water retention, discourage pests and diseases, reduce soil compaction, and attract beneficial insects to the veggie garden. Dirt is a…