More About Fall Season

More About Fall Season If you have oak trees and are planning on using the leaves for a compost pile, make a separate pile for them. Put the oak leaves on one pile because they are acidic and compost from them can be used on azaleas, mountain laurel, and...

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Fall Is For Planting Information

Fall is For Planting Southern California Style The time has come to let you in on a well known fact in Southern California. Fall is the best time to plant! Our temperatures are cooler so you will have less stress on the gardener and the garden. The soil is...

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Bulbs In California Information

Bulb Planting in Southern California Fall is the time to put in your bulbs for a spectacular show next spring. When planting bulbs, be generous with Whitney Farms Bulb Food. Place some at the bottom of the planting hole, add a little Whitney Farms Bedding and Bulb Mix, then...

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Black Hole Gopher Trap Tutorial

Black Hole Gopher Trap Tips Trap in active runs only If you expose a tunnel in two directions use two traps Place a small handful of soft soil inside set trap to conceal plastic trap floor Keep rear vent hole open and clear Pour loose soil over all sources...

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Seeds Outdoors Part 3 Tiger Tip

Seeds Outdoors Part 3 WEATHER and ENVIRONMENT Weather and environment play a pivotal role in the functioning of the natural world, including your garden. It can be the source of free water. Sometimes rain can be excessive, but if you have prepared your soil and garden beds, what isn’t...

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Seeds Outdoors Part 2 Tiger Tip

Seeds Outdoors Part 2 CHOOSING A SPOT Where you choose to start your seedlings is one of the most important decisions you can make. Unless you plan on transplanting your seedlings, the spot you choose to sow in is the place where they will grow, and they need to...

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Seeds Outdoors Part 1 Tiger Tip

Seeds Outdoors Part 1 Planting seeds directly in your garden, or direct sowing, is a process that has been repeated by nature and humans alike longer than we have records to prove it. It represents the connection that people have to the earth and the sustenance it provides. It...

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Seeds Indoors Part 3 Tiger Tip

Seeds Indoors Part 3 WATER There is more water in a plant than any other constituent. The way you apply it becomes one of the most important factors in determining the overall health of your seedlings. When a seed comes in contact with water it begins to absorb it....

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Seeds Indoors Part 2 Tiger Tip

Seeds Indoors Part 2 Whatever your motivation is for starting seeds indoors, the process can be fun and simple. When you understand what factors influence a seed you’ll be able to create a formula for success, and then repeat it again and again. LIGHT Light is one of the...

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