Here in Southern California, we can grow and harvest vegetables year-round.

That doesn’t mean we can harvest tomatoes every month of the year; it means different crops will grow well here in different months of the year.  The trick is knowing what to plant when.

Here in Southern California, you cannot rely on the instructions on the backs of the seed packets, nor on East Coast gardening books and magazines for guidance.  Ours is a unique growing season that demands its own custom planting schedule.

Over the years, I have  been developing a schedule of what works:

What to plant when in Southern California (pdf)

¿Qué plantas y quando? para Los Angeles (pdf español)

“What to Plant When” is now a smartphone app

If you liked this, you might also like my comments about crop rotations for Southern California and when to change seasons.