UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA


Purple zinnias with summer vegetables
We are lucky to be able to grow vegetables year round here in Santa Clara County. Our Vegetable Planting Chart gives month-by-month planting times for warm and cool season vegetables, helping you make full use of your vegetable garden. This invaluable guide, created specifically for Santa Clara County, includes when to transplant seedlings, when to plant seeds directly in the ground, and when to start seeds if you are growing your own transplants.

Seasonal plant sales

Be sure to put our popular Spring Garden Market and Fall Garden Markets on your calendar. We sell thousands of vegetable seedlings at these markets, including many unusual or heirloom varieties. It's a great chance to talk to UC Master Gardeners and get your questions answered, plus the sales support our volunteer program. Sign up for our Tips & Events newsletter to receive a monthly email of seasonal gardening tips and a list of our upcoming talks, courses, and plant sales like these.

Advice on specific vegetables

If we don't have a page yet for the vegetable you are interested in, try UC's California Garden Web site or contact our Hotline for advice.

Suggested Varieties

Linked below are lists of some varieties of vegetables that have been found to do well in Santa Clara County. Please note that there are many more varieties than we have been able to test.

Cool Season Vegetables

Warm Season Vegetables

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