Prepare for the Fall Season
A fundamental difference between California (at least its milder, more populated parts) and the rest of the country is its seasons. Officially, the state has the typical four. But most green thumbs in the Golden State quickly learn that there are really only two seasons, especially when it comes to flowering bedding plants and vegetables: spring and fall. If you’re a California gardener, learn some tips on how to prepare for your busy fall planting season, determine which plants are best planted in autumn and know what gems to look for. (Your garden will thank you for it!)
What’s New for Your Fall Garden
Not everything released by seed growers works well in Southern California, but there are some real winners out there. With fall just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to try some of these champs in your own outdoor space. While it may be too late to start some of them from seed (and you might not even find the seed offered anyway), you should have some luck finding many of them as started plants in the better garden centers and home improvement stores. Check out what one garden writer deems some of the best for a fantastic fall and winter growing season in SoCal!