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Try Growing Vegetables

Growing your own vegetables and herbs is a fulfilling experience whether you garden alone, with other adults or with children. It connects you with nature and rewards your efforts with tasty nutritious produce.

Tomato Tips

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. With a little basic knowledge anyone can produce a bountiful crop.

Citrus in the Garden

Citrus are excellent trees for a home garden. They have shiny green foliage, fragrant white blossoms, and colorful, edible fruit.

Vegetable Growing Guide

This planting guide covers the coastal and inland regions of San Diego County. Planting periods for some common cool and warm season vegetables are given for a year having average weather conditions.

Winter Vegetables

Yes! You can grow vegetables in winter. Did you forget where you live? Learn which ones and how.


Avocados are grown in home gardens in the coastal zone of California from San Diego north to San Luis Obispo.

Dividing Perennials

Perennials are the backbone of a garden. This guide describes everything you need to know about making more plants!


Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in a water solution without soil. It is also known as aquaculture, water culture or soil-less culture.

Composting 101

One of the many benefits of adding compost to soil is that the nutrients in the compost, though low in content, are released slowly, making them available to plants over a long period of time.