Time to plan your garden?
Combine vegetables and flowers for beauty and funtion.
Beginning gardeners, try easy-to-grow edibles like beans, Swiss chard, radishes, tomatoes, sunflowers, squash and melons. And if you stick to the planting calendar, you’ll have less work, less heartache and greater chances of success. Oh, and don’t forget about edible flowers; Nasturtiums and violas are super easy and fun to grow! Nasturtiums will even reward you by coming back on their own each year.
VEGETABLE PLANTING CALENDAR
Adapted from the following resources:
UC Davis Vegetable Research and Information Center
“Climatography of the U.S. No. 20, Supplement No. 1”, 1988, National Climatic Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Complete Guide to Northern California Gardening, 1994, Maureen Gilmer
Sunset Edible Gardening
Sunset Western Garden Book
UC Fruit & Nut Research Information Center