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Plant Cool-Season Vegetables and Bedding Plants in Ground and Containers

Living in Southern California means we can garden year-round, and when we get daytime temperatures in the 70s, it’s time to dig in and plant cool-season vegetables and bedding plants.

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If you’re new to vegetable gardening, ask one of our garden design experts, CJ or Steve, for assistance. They can help you determine what to plant, what to plant in if you don’t have an area of ground, and how to properly prepare your soil for a bountiful crop.

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Our huge inventory of containers, some of which look like concrete, clay and stone but are lightweight and movable, give you the opportunity to grow vegetables, herbs and other plants on a balcony, deck, or hanging. Our raised vegetable beds have been extremely popular, and come in two sizes. The large one is below.

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Container Garden Here’s a list of the cool-season vegetables you can plant now:

  • Arugula (rocket)
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Collards
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard (below)
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  • Kale (below)
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  • Lettuce
  • Mizuna
  • Mustard greens
  • Onions (bulbing)
  • Onions (bunching–standard onions harvested before they form bulbs).
  • Pak choi (Bok choy) (below)

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  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Coriander (cilantro)

Cool-Season Bedding Plants

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Who doesn’t love seeing color in the garden so why not put some beautiful flowering plants into your view? This time of year, you can plant Pansies (above and below), Violas, Snapdragons (below), Cyclamen (second photo below), Iceland Poppies (third photo below), California Poppies, Daisies and Mums.

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Cool-season bedding plants can be planted in containers or in ground, depending on the space you have available and where you’d like to add color. Here are some container ideas:

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Visit us today to see all of the great plants, containers, fountains, statuary, benches, soils and more we have for your gardening needs.