Tips: For SoCal veggie gardeners, fall’s warm soil makes this ‘a fabulous time to plant’ via Los Angeles Times

We Los Angelenos are blessed with many different growing seasons. Here is some great advice about what you can start growing while the East Coast is harvesting and getting ready to put their gardens to bed for the winter. — Douglas

For SoCal veggie gardeners, fall’s warm soil makes this ‘a fabulous time to plant’ via Los Angeles Times

News: For SoCal veggie gardeners, fall's warm soil makes this 'a fabulous time to plant' via Los Angeles Times

Fall is prime planting time in Southern California. The bugs are fewer, water demands lighter and the plants happier, if they’re the cool-clime varieties that prefer mild SoCal winters.

Plus: Many cool-weather crops are sloooow growers, so planting in early fall gives them ample time to mature, said Lucy Heyming, a master gardener and host of the “Gardening With Lucy” show on RiversideTV.

“If you plant [in fall], the soil is still nice and warm, so your seeds and little plants develop faster than in cooler soil,” Heyming said. “It’s a fabulous time to plant.”

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