The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Plant in Your Santa Cruz Garden

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 9:40am.

For gardening enthusiasts in Santa Cruz, spring and summer are an exciting time of year. It’s when you can really let your green thumb guide you and create a beautiful garden in your home. Whether you prefer perennials or produce, there’s no doubt that a Santa Cruz home garden is a great addition to your property.

Gardening not only offers stress relief, it’s also environmentally friendly and helps add gorgeous lush greenery to your property. Are you considering hopping on the urban agriculture train? Here are some of the best fruits and vegetables to plant in Santa Cruz:

Popular Vegetables

One of the best things about living in California is the climate. Warm weather and a lot of sunshine are great for many different types of vegetables. You can pretty much grow anything in California, although some vegetables are easier to grow than others. Some of the most popular vegetables for homeowners to grow include celery, lettuce, cauliflower, and artichokes. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but these vegetables are among the most popular and easy veggies to grow.

Best Fruit to Grow

Homeowners in Santa Cruz are warming up to the idea of growing their own fruits and vegetables for many reasons. It’s therapeutic, affordable, and eating your own grown food feels rewarding and special. Popular fruits to grow in Santa Cruz include lemons, strawberries, grapes, and more. Since Santa Cruz is part of the Central Region in terms of the eight growing regions in the state, there is a lot of variety as to what you can grow here.

Getting Help

If gardening doesn’t come naturally to you, there are many resources throughout the area that can help you create a beautiful and functional garden at home. Many Santa Cruz residents trust their gardens to the experts at The Garden Company. This local garden center offers amazing pest-free plants, flowers, bulbs, and more. Their knowledgeable staff is always ready to answer your gardening questions and help guide you through your gardening adventure.

Fill in the Gaps at the Farmer’s Market

Santa Cruz is also known for its farmer’s markets. With fresh produce grown all across the region, homeowners with no time or space to garden at home can still support local farmers and enjoy the wonderful produce that is grown in the area. With numerous markets across the community and more popping up each year, residents can find an exceptional farmer’s market almost any day of the week at all times of the year. Farmer’s markets are also great because it gives people the chance to talk to farmers and get to know their local produce scene. Farmer’s market prices are also significantly cheaper than your local grocery store and by going to the market; you are directly supporting the farmers in your area.

Looking to buy or sell a home in Santa Cruz? Find out more about the area from the local experts at My Santa Cruz Real Estate. Call 800-226-4717 today for more information.

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Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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