Category Archives: Winter Squash

What to Grow in Los Angeles/So Cal in June

If you are a new gardener, you’ll want to know a little bit about harvesting the fruit of your labor.  Harvest leaf plants, root veggies and summer squash while they are young and tender.  Fertilize everything once a month except … Continue reading

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What to Grow in Los Angeles/So Cal in May

Of all the posts I’ve written, the most viewed is last month’s “What to Grow in Los Angeles/So Cal in April.”  Apparently, a lot of new gardeners have the same problem I had when learning to garden here: we have … Continue reading

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Micro-climate

I try to think of ways to add garden space in my yard in a place where the veggies won’t be trampled on by my dear Rhodesian Ridgebacks. I have wanted to use the side yard but my dogs love … Continue reading

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Winter Squash

Winter Squash When to plant winter squash: direct sow two weeks after last Frost. Spacing: 1 per 9 square feet.  But for square foot gardeners, 1 to 2 square feet.  Grow vertically for optimum space efficiency. Companion Planting: Squash helps: … Continue reading

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