Each month describes what to plant in your vegetable garden, how to care for your fruit trees, and some guidance on watering. All of the information is based on my personal experience growing in Southern California gardens near the beach and inland.
Example situations in which this calendar can help you garden:
- Which vegetables should I buy and plant this weekend? No need to search the internet or wrack your brain. The calendar tells you at a glance.
- I want a blueberry bush. When should I plant one? Calendar says January is best.
- It’s March. Oh yeah, better get on it! Calendar says this is the best month for grafting avocados.
- How often might my orange tree need water? If it’s November, and the calendar says that the average ET rate is half as much as in September, then I should be able to water it about half as often as I did then.
A page for notes on the year’s gardening results is included, and the squares for each calendar day are spacious enough to note activities there as well.
The photos? Each month has a photo that was taken in my yard in San Diego County in that particular month — except for October, whose photo comes from a friend’s yard. The photos are meant to give you a sense of what things can look like in a food garden in Southern California in each month.
From my garden (and my friend’s) to yours, let’s grow some clean and tasty food in 2021!