Summer Gardening In The Town of Scotia


With summer just around the corner it’s time to start getting your garden ready. What types of plants grow best in coastal region of Humboldt County?  Here are some tips to help make sure your garden stays beautiful this summer.

Know The Relationship To The Ocean and Mountains When Selecting Plants

The climate in Northern California is unique where summer temperatures don’t vary a lot from winter. There are many plants that thrive in this environment. Take a look.

Fruit Choices Galore

Humboldt County and the north coast of California are perfect for growing fruit. Do you prefer strawberries, blueberries or apples? Take your pick.

Sun Versus Shade

It’s important to know which flowers grow best in the sun or shade if you want them to thrive. Some are even native to Humboldt County. Check it out.

Know Your Zone

Humboldt County is in the USDA Zone 9, which means it has an extended planting season, which makes this an ideal area for growing fruits, vegetables and plants. Here’s a step-by-step guide to planting vegetables.

Water Early to Avoid Mildew

The best time to water is in the morning leaving plenty of time to dry up before sunset. This helps avoid mildew and other fungi attacking leaves.

Weeding Is Your Friend

Pesky weeds will steal the much needed moisture and nutrients from your plants and encourage insect and disease to pop up in your garden. Stay on top of them by pulling them out early.

Hire Bugs

Predatory insects such as ladybugs, preying mantis or beneficial nematodes can be purchased and released in your yard to help protect and pollinate your garden this summer.