WHAT TO PLANT EVERY MONTH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
San Diego is known to have temperate weather year-round but there are still optimal times throughout the year to plant certain flowers and vegetables. Here, we've put together a guide for each month of the year on what is best to plant in your crops and gardens. Note: All information provided is based on typical season, weather and environmental statistics. These tips are provided for information purposes only and to be used as a general guide. Products/Brands mentioned may be discontinued at anytime and not guaranteed in-stock. Grangetto’s invites you to contact us or visit one of our locations for more specific care instructions.
This month is yet again another pick up of last month. Regular maintenance and care is required for those plants you have already put in the earth or potted. You can still plant the same veggies and flowers that you planted in May, but this month is and ideal time to plant a pumpkin for Halloween!
September is our transition into fall. The nights begin to cool off more so than in the earlier summer months, but the days are still warm and we often have bouts of extremely hot weather and Santa Ana winds. Over the next few months, we switch from summer-blooming to winter-blooming annuals and from warm-season to cool-season vegetables.
Fall is the time to plant cool season lawns, wild flowers and permanent landscape plants except for tender subtropicals and bare root plants. Subtropicals such as bougainvillea, hibiscus, mandevilla and banana are best planted in late spring or early summer when the soil is warm and there is no immediate danger of frost.
As the days grow cooler and shorter, plant growth comes to a near halt this time of year. Be prepared to protect your plants from frost and possibly some dry heat if a heat wave comes through. With all the holiday planning this time of year, you may find yourself too busy to work in the yard. Don’t worry; most plants will do fine with little help right now.
Whether you’re starting a garden from scratch, performing routine maintenance or trying to grow something new, we have answers to your questions. We will respond to your questions within 24 hours M-F. In the meantime, check out our article database.
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