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Benefits of Growing a Garden in the Winter

We may not think of winter as the best time to start growing vegetables, but in Southern California, we can use this season to our advantage in a variety of ways when it comes to keeping our garden plentiful.

Saving Water

In Southern California, wintertime is when we receive the most water. By planting crops in the winter, you don't have to worry about watering your plants all the time to keep them moist and cool like in the dry, hot summers. The best part about rainwater is that it's free!

Disease Reduction

Plants can be more susceptible to pests and parasites in the summer. Butterflies, aphids, caterpillars, stinkbugs, and root-knot nematodes are more common in the summers. However, the winter provides a decline in pest and parasite activity, making the more season useful for planting vegetables and keeping them free from warm weather-loving pests.

Better Work Environment

There is nothing better than working hard in cooler temperatures. Southern California summers make it difficult to work outside throughout the day. The cool winter temperatures of our state create an enjoyable work environment for all of the gardening necessities.

Winter Vegetables

  • Peas

  • Cabbage

  • Carrots

  • Celery

  • Garlic

  • Broccoli

  • Cauliflower

  • Radish

Not only do these vegetables grow well in the winter, but some need cooler temperatures in order to taste better! Too much heat can allow plants to mature too quickly, creating a bitter taste for some of the crops listed above.

About Pacific Vista Landscape Services

Established in 1988, Pacific Vista Landscape Services manages every aspect of landscaping maintenance and design.

For more information contact us at:


22777 Lyons Avenue, Suite 212 Santa Clarita, CA., 91321, USA


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