Did you know there are all sorts other vegetables that you can be planting right now? While most people are putting away their gardening tools, there really is no end to the gardening season especially in Southern California. Not in sunny California? Read this great article about gardening with cold frames.
This spring, when most people are starting their gardens, we were so busy with lambing that we never did Read More
Your Desert Garden – Monthly Do List for July
- Plant your Bermuda lawns if you haven’t already.
- Fertilize Bermuda grass lawns with 1/2 pound of actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet.
- Apply iron to your lawn once per month.
- If it’s time to dethatch, do it during May through August. Dethatch every two or three years to rejuvenate the grass.
- Pick early-maturing deciduous fruit, which are particularly prone to bird damage. Pick before full maturity. Ripen the fruit at room temperature.
- Prune palms when flower spathes show or delay pruning until after the palm has finished flowering to prevent infestation of Palm Flower caterpillars. If palms are pruned in Read More
Most people don’t realize that gardens are a year round deal. Typically we think that we plant in the spring and then that’s it. If you miss the spring planting, you have missed the boat and have to wait until next spring for a garden.
THAT’S NOT TRUE
Gardens are year round. There is a vegetable you can plant every single month out of the year. Even in the hottest month of summer and the coldest month of winter. Especially here in the desert. As a matter of fact, some summer plants prefer the coolness of fall or winter over the blistering desert heat. And late plantings might Read More