Pat Welsh's Southern California Organic Gardening (3rd Edition): Month by Month
In this completely revised and updated classic, beloved garden expert Pat Welsh shares how to garden the organic way. This edition includes 40 color photographs; a simple month-by-month format that shows gardeners exactly what to do throughout the year; terrific advice on gardening with drought-tolerant and fire-resistant plants; and plenty of fresh information on organic soils, fertilizers, and pest control. Useful for newbies and seasoned green thumbs alike, Pat Welsh's Southern California Organic Gardening is the indispensable guide for every Southern California gardener.
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CLIMATE PLANT CHOICE SOILS FERTILIZER WATER PLANTING PRUNING PESTS AND WEEDS
THE BAREROOT MONTH
A MONTH FOR WAITING
THE FIRST SPRINGPLANTING MONTH
THE HEIGHTOFBLOOM MONTH
THE HEIGHTOFSUMMER MONTH
THE FIRST FALLPLANTING MONTH
THE YEARS BEST PLANTING MONTH
THE FIRST MONTH OF THE RAINY SEASON
THE HOLIDAY MONTH
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