Summer is now of our favorite seasons. Not only can we grow huge zucchini, but watermelons, corn, peas, and other vegetables are a great for this season. Below I’ll give you a small list of local shops you can get help from while you are trying to grow your garden, and some extra tips.
Tansy is a great store for small propagations and plants for your yard. they sell everything from cacti and succulents to lily’s and spider plants. They sell pots in all sizes and different types of storage for the plants. They also have appointments available for you to call and get answers for how to take care of your plants.
Burbank Garden Shop is also a great resource when looking for help to take care of plants. they specialize in one on one calls that help their customers buy and care so that their plant will grow and thrive.
Nick’s Nursery is a Family-run garden center featuring popular plants, trees & flowers, plus soil & landscaping needs.
Theodore Payne Nursery is are dedicated to propagating and cultivating native plants from throughout the State of California and within the California Floristic Province. This includes uncommon, rare, and endangered species; cultivars and selections, and plants from our local area. Plants include flowering perennials, chaparral shrubs, trees, grasses, vines, seasonal wild flowers, and more.
San Antonio Nursery Corp. provides a wide variety of 1, 5, 15, and 25 gallon container plants and trees as well as 24″ box and 36″ box container trees.
Sunset Boulevard Nursery is also open and allows walk-ins.
Vegetables are classed as either a warm or cool season plant, depending on the weather they need for best growth. Warm-season veggies require both warm soil and high temperatures (with a little cooling at night) to grow steadily and produce crops. This includes traditional summer crops such as snap beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, peppers, tomatoes, and squash. For almost all of these vegetables, the fruit (rather than the roots or leaves), is the edible part. Warm season crops are killed by winter frost, so don’t plant them until after the last frost in spring unless you give them cold protection.
Plants For Summer time:
- Celery (cold climates)
- Sweet potato (needs long, hot, frost-free season)
- Herbs (annual)