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The Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and its members are members of California Garden Clubs http://californiagardenclubs.com/ and members of the parent organization National Garden Clubs, Inc.http://www.gardenclub.org/. The National Garden Clubs members are one of the most recognized non-profits in the United States and the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. We connect you with people, plants and programs that provide inspiration, information and valuable resources.
Companion Planting Guide: https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/companion-planting-guide-zmaz81mjzraw
Southern California Vegetable Planting Timetable: https://www.plantgoodseed.com/pages/southern-california-seasonal-planting-guide-when-to-grow
Organic Garden Club of Ventura County
February 10th Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Newbury Park Library
2331 Borchard Road
Newbury Park, CA
Growing Roses and Cut Flowers
Barbara Morse, Board Member of the Ventura County Rose Society and a Ventura County Master Gardener, will enlighten us with tips and techniques to grow beautiful flowers in our backyard. She is a long time member of the Las Flores Community Garden and the Westlake Garden Club.
Upcoming Garden Adventures
January 21: Dinner at Ali Baba’s Kitchen
Join us for dinner at a Mediterranean restaurant with healthy ingredients and visit about our winter gardens.
February 8: Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Join us at Newbury Park High’s Orchard as Bill Brandt shows us pruning techniques and explains the advantages of planting fruit trees with enough space for them to flourish. Bring a hat, water, and pruning clippers.
March 1: Lunch at Le Pain Bakery
Join us for Lunch at Le Pain Bakery in Westlake for an organic meal and talk about what is growing in our gardens.
March 22: Tour the Japanese Gardens
Tour the Japanese Gardens in Van Nuys as we stroll among waterfalls, lakes, and streams and enjoy their spring flowers, Japanese teahouse, and Zen garden. Afterward join us at the nearby Farm Table for lunch.
Organic Garden Blog posts
Organic cover crops create happy healthy soil. Cover crops like red clover, buckwheat, fava beans (in the picture above), daikon radish, rye grass, hairy vetch, and peas revitalize the soil with natural nitrates, suppress weeds, improve water retention, discourage pests and diseases, reduce soil compaction, and attract beneficial insects to the veggie garden. Dirt is…
Sweet organic beets are an amazing winter crop for your raised bed garden that come in magenta, marigold, orange, and pink and white bull’s eye patterned varieties. Their shapes vary from round through cylindrical to tapered varieties. Plant organic seeds ½ inch deep at three inch intervals in a raised bed garden for an abundant…
Cauliflower and broccoli are wonderful winter veggies packed with nutrition and beautiful landscape plants in an organic backyard veggie garden. Both cauliflower and broccoli are prolific annual cool season crops, hardy to frost and taste better after a light freeze, making them great crops to plant in the fall in Southern California. Cauliflower has abundant…
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