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Northern California Regional Reports

Northern California: August Garden To-Do List

Water your fruit trees, like this pear tree (Pyrus cv., Zones 4-9) deeply. Photo: Fionuala Campion.

Harvest your summer vegetables to ensure continued production.

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

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.

Deadhead your roses (Rosa spp. and cvs., Zones 3-9) 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.

Start your veggies indoors. Photo: Fionuala Campion

Fionuala Campion is the owner and manager of Cottage Gardens of Petaluma in Petaluma, California.

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