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Fun Facts About Growing Pomegranates

My first thought was to write an entire guide to growing pomegranates, but pomegranates need such little care and attention here in Southern California that this blogpost took a little different turn. True story: there’s a local trail here where pomegranates just grow...

Homegrown & Homemade Guava Paste

Lately I've been on a foraging kick. It seems that, no matter where we go, there's something tempting to forage here in Southern California. Just the other day I stumbled on a tree choc full of olives starting to turn color. Then, on a recent hike a friend and I found...

Cottage Garden Trellises & Sweet Peas in Containers

Currently there is a huge task that I’ve been avoiding. Remember my Fall seed starting video where I started eight varieties of sweet pea flowers? Well, those poor plants have been stuck in their seed cells this entire time…and it’s not good. Each morning, I pass by...


Freckled Californian is a website is all about seasonal living and my adventures gardening here in Southern California. As I’ve been gardening over the years, I’ve come to appreciate and understand the special climate and seasons that we have in CA—but I never found a resource that truly spoke to me as a southern Californian gardener, so I created it! We have a wonderful community of gardeners here, and I hope to continue to learn, grow, and embrace this crazy California climate for years to come. See what’s currently in season ⇓

In Season Right Now

10 Heat Loving Veggies & Flowers

Get your garden ready for Summer! This list of Flowers and Vegetables are all easy to start from seed for a productive Summer garden!

How to Amend Your Soil Organically

Read about the 5 things we do to amend our garden beds each season.

Let's Talk Mulch!

Get all my tips for mulching your vegetable garden. Mulch is essential for water-saving, protecting the roots from temperature swings, and it can also feed your soil!

How to Compost~ Basics

Compost is simple to make and my favorite garden amendment! Come learn how!

The Basics of Growing From Seed

Learn how to start a garden from seeds! One of the most

Basic Guide to Growing Herbs- FREE download

Now is a great time to start an herb garden!

Meet Randi

Urban gardening is my jam. I’m Randi, California girl who obsessively gardens to grow food and flowers around my urban home. Seasonal, simple living is what inspires me~ I hope it will inspire you too. Join me in crafting a life and home connected to the garden Read More>>>>

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