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Preparing for Planting

Young plants in pots

California has a unique vegetable growing climate and can grow many different types of vegetable crops throughout the year. Crops are classified as warm-season or cool-season crops. Don't forget, it is very important that you plant at the right time of year for each crop for optimum yield!

After you have made a plan for your garden, you are ready to start preparing your garden for planting. As you prepare for planting you will want to consider the following: 

  • What garden tools do I need? 
  • Are you planting seeds or transplants? 
  • What type of soil do you have? 
  • When is the best time to plant for my climate zone