There is nothing more regionally specific than vegetable gardening—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are decisions based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in Southern California, by regional expert Geri Miller, focuses on the unique eccentricities of California’s gardening calendar, which include extreme temperatures and low rainfall. The month-by-month format makes it perfect for beginners and accessible to everyone—gardeners can start gardening the month they pick it up.
Certified master gardener and horticulturist Geri Galian Miller is the founder of Home Grown Edible Landscapes. She is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and author of her own blog, GroEdibles.