It’s not too late to start a fall garden here in San Diego.

Garden tips:

1. Pull up all the old, funky plants and cultivate well.

2. Add worm castings, kelp meal and composted chicken manure and mix well.

3. You can plant Asian greens, carrots, beets, radishes, leeks, onions, peas, chard, spinach and lettuces.

4. You can also put in cole crops such Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, broccoli and kohlrabi.

5. Pests to monitor are cabbage worms, which are a result of those charming white butterflies in your garden, snails and slugs.

6. Keep your garden healthy by adding slow release, organic fertilizers though the cooler periods. Nitrogen in the soil is less available when it’s cool.

7. And, don’t forget to keep your soil evenly moist, do not let it dry out or plants can become stressed and succumb to insects and disease.

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