Monday, September 22, 2008

Vegetable Garden

Today September 22, 2008 the first day of Autumn and our weather in San Diego agrees with the calendar. What a beautiful weekend we just had, sunshine but not too hot, cooling down in the evenings. Perfect time of year to be planting in your garden. And what better time than now to begin your fall / winter vegetable garden with the prices going up in the grocery stores. How much space do you need to get a harvest like this? Actually not much, you can do a nice and productive garden in containers. Depending on your space and the number of people you would like to feed healthy fresh vegetables to will determine your container sizes.

Would you have thought to do lettuce in a "salad bowl"? Why not?

This coming Sunday, September 28th at 11:00am Tiger will be demonstrating vegetable container gardens and also talking about preparing your soil to get the maximum yield from your home garden.

As we've all been told by Fausto, dig a $10.00 hole for a $5.00 plant and you will be successful in gardening. This means amend what Mother Nature or your developer has given you to work with, our natural soils do not produce good edibles, we need to help it along. We use E.B. Stone Planting Compost on all our landscape jobs, all new plantings get a fresh start with soil that allows their roots to stretch out.

After you've enjoyed Tiger's demonstration pick up your free seed package and a guide to pruning. This guide is put out by Corona with illustrations on how to prune, just in time for Fall
Another tip to remember, keeping your trees laced not only enhances their beauty but allows santa anna winds to pass through the branches instead of risking knocking the tree down.