The Vegetable Garden: Zones 9-10 Planting Schedule. When to Plant Vegetables for Zones 9-10 Each USDA planting zone has its own schedule for sowing seeds.
If you're new to vegetable gardening, you'll want to know that there is a right time to sow each variety of vegetable seed. By following our zone chart for both cool and warm season vegetables, you'll be sure to sow your seeds in the correct window of time, enabling optimum sprouting and yield. And don't forget, the seeds you pick are also of the greatest importance. Even if you are an old hand in the vegetable garden, we hope that our USDA zone planting chart will be a useful tool for organizing your spring and summer vegetable planting.
Not sure what your USDA Zone is? This schedule is a general guide for the zone, please check with your local extension office for precise information for your specific area. STI: ERsys - San Fernando, CA (USDA Plant Hardiness) Plant Zone Index Background Information How the map was started Every plant can adapt to a range of environments.
Gardeners have learned through experience where the great variety of landscape plants can be grown. Over the years many schemes have been proposed to help gardeners locate those environments when they introduce new species, forms, and cultivars. Indicator Plant Examples The following are names of representative persistent plants listed under the coldest zones in which they normally succeed. National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Back to the Arboretum Home Page Arboretum Information || Events & Education || Gardens & Horticulture || Research ActivitiesNew Plant Introductions || Support the Arboretum || Comments Last Updated January 24, 2012 10:50 PM URL = narj Arboretum Information Events & Education Gardens & Horticulture Research Activities Support the Arboretum Search Our Site Arboretum Home/Front Page Hours & Admission.
Los Angeles County - Common Ground Garden Program. Who Are Master Gardeners and What Do They Do?
Master Gardeners are volunteers from the community who are trained by the University of California Cooperative Extension specialists and other qualified instructors using research-based information to promote environmentally responsible and sustainable horticultural practices in the home, community and school landscapes. Master Gardeners extend research-based information by conducting workshops and demonstrations, diagnosing plant and pest problems, speaking to community groups, educating teachers and parents at school gardens, and answering gardening questions at fairs and farmers markets as well as our email and phone helplines.
Lesson Plan, Activity, or Teaching Idea from A to Z Teacher Stuff. February is Nutrition Month.
Several activities for learning about foods and nutrition. Objectives: To help students learn the importance of nutrition in keeping them healthy. Outline: Food & Nutrition Theme - Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets, and More from A to Z Teacher Stuff. Lots of ideas for teachers. School Garden Weekly. Week 1 – Planning, Clearing, Tool Safety, Compost Posted by admin 5 September, 2007 For those new to school gardens now is the time to find a proper location. You’ll want a spot that is level, with at least six hours of sun exposure, and good drainage.
If the desired location is facing south, all the better. Make sure there is a usable water source nearby. For those with existing gardens, begin clearing your beds pulling all dried matter and weeds leaving nothing but dirt. If you are already equipped for composting add the cleared matter to your compost pile. For more information see Composting page at Wikipedia , the Compost Guide from compostguide.com, and the “Guide to Home Composting” from the Los Angeles Department of Public Works in either English or Spanish.
Tools and Tool Safety are always addressed at the outset. My First Garden - A Children's Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening.