Organic edible gardening from a southern California garden. Our garden is located in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 9b, Sunset’s Zone 19 and bordering Zone 18.
- USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 9b: 25F to 30F: The average first frost is between December 21 – 31, while the average last frost occurs between February 11 – 20. Averages 91 – 120 days per year where the temperature exceeds 86°F. The average annual high temperature is 77°F and the average annual low temperature is 49°F. The average high temperature in July (Summer) is 92°F, while the average high temperature in January (Winter) is 65°F.
- Sunset Climate Zone 19: Thermal belts around Southern California’s interior valleys.
- Sunset Climate Zone 18: Above and below the thermal belts in Southern California’s interior valleys.
Resources and information related to our edible garden’s fruit trees, vegetables and herbs. Besides favorites and preferences for eating, many of the plants in our edible garden were selected based on culinary qualities and difficulty or pricey availability in local markets. We learn something new every season about how to better care for our landscape and garden. The rewards so far:
- Knowing where and how our food was handled
- Eating and using more of what we’re growing
- Incorporating more fresh produce in our diets and
- Finding more delicious ways in using our harvest.
The following is a list of intended tables related to the plants in our garden for the purposes of not only references for myself, but as a source of inspiration and information for home gardeners.
- Stone Fruit Trees, Citrus Fruit Trees and Berries, both planted and container plantings.
- Edible Gardening and Landscaping During a Drought
- The Edible Garden category: Posts/photography published on TC.
- Edible Gardening Pinterest board -and- Garden & Landscape Pinterest board
To be published soon on the TC journal:
- Vegetables planted in raised beds.
- Herbs planted in containers, whiskey and wine barrels.
- Indoor Kitchen Gardening – sprouts and microgreens.
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