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Gardening in the San Diego Metropolitan Area of California

Gardening in the San Diego Metropolitan Area of California
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  • Brian Casey
  1. What grows well in San Diego?
  2. When should I plant my garden in San Diego?
  3. How often should I water my garden in San Diego?
  4. What are some native plants in San Diego?
  5. What planting zone is San Diego in?
  6. What flowers bloom all year round in California?
  7. What is the best time to plant tomatoes in California?
  8. Can you grow tomatoes year round in San Diego?
  9. What vegetables grow year round in California?
  10. How often should I water my garden in Southern California?
  11. How long should I run my sprinklers in San Diego?
  12. How often should I water my lawn in Southern California?

What grows well in San Diego?

Top 10 Veggies to Plant in San Diego in Spring

When should I plant my garden in San Diego?

According to the San Diego County Master Gardeners, the time to plant warm season vegetables in our region is April to June. It's May and it's time to plant!

How often should I water my garden in San Diego?

How Often Should I Water?

SUMMER NO MORE THAN 2-3 TIMES PER WEEKFALL NO MORE THAN 1-2 TIMES PER WEEK
SPRING NO MORE THAN 1-2 TIMES PER WEEKWINTER USUALLY NOT NEEDED

What are some native plants in San Diego?

We have compiled this San Diego native plant guide to help you make the appropriate selections.

What planting zone is San Diego in?

San Diego, CA is in Zone 10a. Scroll down for more information. The USDA Hardiness Zone Map divides North America into 11 separate planting zones; each growing zone is 10°F warmer (or colder) in an average winter than the adjacent zone.

What flowers bloom all year round in California?

What Flowers Bloom All Year Round in California

What is the best time to plant tomatoes in California?

Late spring through midsummer is the prime planting window for growing tomatoes in Southern California coastal areas. For most varieties of tomatoes, the plants will grow well but they may not produce much harvest because of cool summer growing conditions.

Can you grow tomatoes year round in San Diego?

Tomatoes are easy to grow and ripe fruit can be harvested from early summer through the end of the year in coastal areas of San Diego County.

What vegetables grow year round in California?

Good picks are beets, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustard greens, snow peas, spinach, artichokes, rhubarb and celery.

How often should I water my garden in Southern California?

During spring and summer in Southern California, she suggests drip watering three times a week for 18 minutes, then adjusting from there if the soil is too wet or dry. Don't know how to tell? Stick your finger in the soil. If it's consistently moist 2 inches down, your plants are fine.

How long should I run my sprinklers in San Diego?

The San Diego County Water Authority recommends turning off the sprinklers for two weeks after “significant rainfall.” “After a storm, do not begin watering again until the top one to two inches of soil are dry.

How often should I water my lawn in Southern California?

Always deeply water your lawn. Watering for only 5 to 10 minutes per day can actually harm your turf. Check your sprinklers each week to ensure proper function.
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