Gardening

Mid-Winter Gardening Ideas

Mid-Winter Gardening Ideas

The last three months might have given you an opportunity to plant some cover crops of red and white clover or rye, or to find some large tasty heads of garlic for planting so you'll have a June harvest. At this time of year, some of us in the coldest climate zones can only pull out the gardening catalogs, plan (draw), and dream of next Spring's garden. Don't forget to place a layer of row cover over your fall crops like brassicas (broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower), kale, or chard in the less harsh climates.

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Prepare Now for Winter

Prepare Now for Winter

Winter happens! Every Winter the nighttime temperatures drop down into the low 20°'s or lower here in Northern California. More than half of DripWorks customers live in USDA zones 8 and 9. This area stretches from the west coast down through the southwest and across the entire southern states of the US. For these areas, we can do some final preparation work before Winter sets in.

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October To Do List for Your Garden

October To Do List for Your Garden

Temperatures are finally cooling down, and your garden is now more of a pleasure and less of a chore. Even though most of the time-consuming work is in the past, there is still some essential tasks that must be done to ensure a successful spring. Let's get started.

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Plant Now for Fall Harvest

Plant Now for Fall Harvest

Most of us think of Spring as the start of our growing season and forget that Fall offers the ideal growing conditions for various crops. Fall is great for planting cool season vegetables as well as perennials, shrubs, and trees. Now is a great time to plant for an Autumn harvest or your spring garden.

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Midsummer Drip Irrigation Tune Up and Garden Tips

Midsummer Drip Irrigation Tune Up and Garden Tips

You take your car in to have the oil changed because you want your car to last and run as efficiently as possible right? So why not do the same with your garden and drip system. Midsummer or before you take off on vacation is an opportune time to walk through your garden or landscape looking carefully for any problems. Your irrigation system works hard for you. Here are some simple necessary steps to think about that can keep your irrigation system running 100% effectively.

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The "Must Grow" Healthy Vegetables for 2018

The "Must Grow" Healthy Vegetables for 2018

Garden fresh veggies that you grow are by far the most beneficial. Here is our easy to grow favorite veggies that will provide fresh, healthy food for your family and save you money. Having fresh garden grown veggies will help you eat more salads and vegetable dishes every day. Store bought vegetables lose a lot of their nutrient content by the time you get them home. Some examples of this are spinach that loses 64 percent of its vitamin C after one day in the fridge, green beans that lose 23 percent after a day, green peas that lose 61 percent after two days, and carrots that lose 42 percent after a week. Eating and enjoying the harvest will improve your overall health in so many ways! Here are some old favorites to consider, and some welcome surprises.

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