It's tomato planting season! Just think of all the BLT's, salsas, sauces and salads you'll be able to make in a few month's time with your own fresh tomatoes picked right from the patio. Green Acres Nursery & Supply offers over 50 heirloom and hybrid varieties*, so you can pick your perfect tomato no matter what you like to make.
Sacramento is blessed with long, hot summers and mild, temperate winters, meaning we can grow our own year 'round.
However, most home gardeners forget about the delicious, nutritious and hardy vegetables which thrive when the temperatures drop.
Here are four compelling reasons to give cool-season veggies a try this fall!
Figs are an unusual fruit (technically an inverted flower) with a rich history, earning notoriety in many cultures around the world. Legend has it that citizens of ancient Athens called themselves philosykos which literally translates to 'friend of the fig'. Who wouldn't want to be a philosykos- figs are an excellent source of dietary fiber, antioxidants and essential vitamins.