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Northern California Regional Reports

Northern California: August Garden To-Do List

Water your fruit trees deeply. Photo: Fionuala Campion.

Harvest your summer vegetables to ensure continued production.

Continue deep watering of fruit trees, and clean up fallen fruit.

Deadhead your roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3-9), picking often to ensure continuous flowering.

Begin indoor seeding of your winter vegetables such as broccoli, kale, leeks, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, chard, and winter lettuces six weeks before planting out in the garden.

deadheading wilted roses
Deadhead wilted roses, like the flowers on this ‘Sally Holmes’ climbing rose (Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’, Zones 5–9), for continued blooms. Photo: Fionuala Campion.

 

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