Getting good gardening advice for Southern California can be a little bit tricky. We've got a year round growing season, unlike much of the country, and our schedule for what to plant when is just different. Right now we're coming to the end of the cool season, putting us in a bit of an awkward spot. It's too late to plant some cool weather crops that won't be ready for harvest before the weather gets hot, but it's too cold to plant warm weather crops outside yet. So here's what you can plant right now:

Plants That Grow Year Round:
- Most herbs (basil and dill are exceptions)
- Carrots that mature quickly (look for ones that grow in 60 days or so)
- Chard
- Beets
- Fennel
- Onions
- Sunflowers

Cool Season Crops You Can Plant Now:
- Radishes
- Turnips
- Lettuce
- Peas (but plant them soon!)
- Arugula
- Spinach
- Strawberries

Warm Season Crops You Can Plant in Mid-March:
- Corn
- Tomatoes
- Peppers
- Eggplant
- Beans (except fava)

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