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You Can Grow Spring Wildflowers – If You Start Now

When it comes to Southwestern wildflowers, most folks immediately think of the showy golden poppies that appeared after the unprecedented 2018/19 rains in California. Well, you can grow that in your yard – and more! Why Plant Now? Spring wildflowers bloom in the Sonoran and Mohave Deserts in response to the winter rains off the Pacific Ocean. Thus you have to get the wildflower seed into the soil now, because their genes are telling them that now is the time to grow. Now, in the cool soils of winter. Wildflower […]

Fertilizer 101 – Fertilizer for Fall

Warning – I am about to rant just a tiny bit about how erroneous people are who speak of fertilizer as “plant food.” This is an oxymoron and flat wrong to boot. Plants make all of their own food by doing photosynthesis. Now – so that plants can do photosynthesis and thus feed themselves, plants need specific minerals (chemical elements) from the soil. That is what fertilizer is all about. You should think of fertilizer as the vitamins & minerals that plants need so they can make their own food. […]