Category Archives: San Diego Gardening

The Wednesday Dig: How to Pick Awesome Seating for Your Garden

In The Wanderer Guides’s Garden (Patent Pending), we have some beautiful plants. We wouldn’t be able to properly enjoy all the wonderful specimens if it weren’t for the hardscape and décor we stick in the middle of our meandering gardens. Chairs, rocks, little knickknacks, water features, and even paint play a part in an interesting

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Fall Gardening Guide. #sandiego #garden #gardening #flowers

Fall Gardening Guide: Fall Plants for San Diego Weather

Fall is a great time for color, and that’s why tons of people travel to the East Coast every year. Here in San Diego’s perpetually mild climate, we don’t have such a pronounced change in color to enjoy while sipping our pumpkin spiced lattes. Alas, there is a way to enjoy Fall color and San

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Fall Gardening Guide: Get Your Soil Straight from The Wanderer Guides. #sandiego #mulching #gardening

Fall Gardening Guide: Get Your Soil Straight

Last week we covered how to get your garden plants trimmed up for cooler weather. Before you throw away all the litter from the plants you trimmed, let’s talk about getting your soil straightened out. Now is a great time to supplement San Diego’s clay soil with some hard-core compost and organic materials to improve

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Fall Gardening Guide from The Wanderer Guides #gardening #gardentips #fall #fallgardening #sandiego

Fall Gardening Guide: How to Trim Back Your Garden

Fall weather is upon us in San Diego (I can tell because this morning I had to scrape icicles off my air conditioner). Fall is full of meaning and wonderful things but Fall in the garden means cleanup. Here in SD, the season isn’t as drastic as it can be in other parts of the

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5 Best Gardening Tools from The Wanderer Guides. #gardening #gardenideas #ideas #cool #garden

5 Essential Garden Products

Gardening, just like any worthwhile pursuit, requires work, and when we work in the garden, it can be a sweaty affair. Today let’s go over five favorite products to make our labor of love a little more lovely (especially on my lower back…): Spade Tipped Large Shovel. Spade tip shovels are pointy enough to cut through

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What to Plant in San Diego in September

After a brief hiatus, The Wanderers are digging in again. Here’s our advice on what to stick in the ground this month. Remember: in San Diego our growing season never ends. Plant these seeds directly into the garden: carrots radishes beets peas spinach Start seeds in flats for: cabbage chard onions scallions Keep beds moist.

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The Wednesday Dig: How to Keep Your Garden Cool From the Heat

The Wednesday Dig: How to Keep Your Garden Cool From the Heat

We Wanderers are hot. Seriously…we don’t have air conditioning (also we’re sexy but that’s a story for another day). If we’re hot, our plants are too. It’s a big stress on plants to weather heat—now that the heat’s here, your beautiful harvest is dropping off or burning. Let’s go over some strategies to protect your

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App of the Month

Garden Compass is a wonderful app if you’re into gardening, plants or just have a thirst for knowledge. The app allows you to take a picture of a plant or plant disease, send it to the app’s garden specialists and they’ll get back to you with identification, diagnosis and recommendations. The design center part of

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How to Create a Backyard Flock from The Wanderer Guides Blog. #garden #urbanhomesteading #birds #backyardgarden

The Wednesday Dig: Your Guide to Backyard Birds

Let’s talk about chicks. One joy of raising a garden is seeing the local wildlife enjoy everything you’ve planted. We’ve spent many afternoons watching birds flutter around our backyard and our dogs hanging out next to lizards and dragonflies. Recently, in our quest to become more self-sufficient (and also because we happen to be suckers

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