JUNE BLOOM!

Summer is here in Sonoma County! And to make sure your garden and home landscape is ready, we have put together a few tips. As always, WISE-WATER USE is key to success here in Sonoma County. So let’s start with a few things you can do to optimize the water you use to maintain your garden and landscape: REDUCE THE DEMAND by Replacing Your Lawn with drought-tolerant plantings such as natives and Mediterranean species. Checkout the many rebate programs available in our area! FOCUS THE FLOW by Utilizing Drip Irrigation to minimize water-usage by allowing for consistent yet adjustable flow directly where…

What to plant in June?

  GREENS: LETTUCE(heat-tolerant varieties this month), Feb-Oct, C, D/T, 50-60 days to maturity SWISS CHARD, Feb-Aug, C, D/T, 60-80 days to maturity KALE, Mar-Nov, C, D/T, 65-75 days to maturity   ROOT VEGGIES: BEETS, Mar-Aug, C, D, 55-70 days to maturity CARROTS, Mar-Sep, C, D, 70-90 days to maturity   ALLIUMS: LEEKS, Feb-Jul, C, T, 120-150 days to maturity ONION, BUNCHING, Mar-Oct, C, D/T, 70-80 days to maturity   OTHER VEGGIES: ASPARAGUS (seedlings), Apr-Jun, C, T, 4 yrs to maturity from seedlings OKRA, Apr-Jun, W, T, 70-80 days to maturity PEPPERS, Apr-Jun, W+, T, 65-85 days to maturity PUMPKINS, Apr-Jun, W, D/T, 100-115 days to maturity TOMATILLOS, Apr-Jun, W, T, 70-80 days to maturity TOMATOES, Apr-Jun, W+, T, 50-90 days to maturity CORN, SWEET, Apr-Jul, W, D, 65-110 days to maturity CUCUMBERS, Apr-Jul, W+, D/T, 50-70 days to maturity SQUASH, SUMMER, Apr-Jul, W, D/T, 50-60 days to maturity MELONS, May-Jun, W+, D/T, 85-120 days to maturity PARSNIPS, May-Jun, C, D, 90-120 days to maturity SQUASH, WINTER, May-Jun, W, D/T, 80-120 days to maturity BEAN, POLE, May-Jul, W, D, 60-70 days to maturity BEAN, BUSH, May-Sep, W, D, 55-65 days to maturity ARTICHOKES, May-Sep, C, D/T, 130-190 days to maturity CARDOON, May-Sep, C, T, 180 days to maturity CELERY, Jun-Jul, C, T, 120-170 days to maturity

Summer Tips

Summer is here! And to make sure your garden and home landscape is ready for the heat, we have put together a few tips. As always, wise-water use is key to success here in Sonoma County…especially during summer months! ON AVERAGE, during the summer – your garden needs 1 inch of water per square foot per week (1 inch of water in a square foot = 0.623 gallons). So let’s start with a few things that you can do to optimize the water you use to maintain your garden and landscape: REDUCE THE DEMAND by Replacing Your Lawn with drought-tolerant…