The Q&A Archives: growing vegetables

Question: I need to know which vegetables or fruit tress are easy to grow in the FOG. San Francisco is usually foggy and cold.My 90 year old mother loves vegetables and needs to keep busy.

Answer: Believe it or not you can grow any vegetable you want in San Francisco, providing your garden gets from 6-8 hours of direct sunshine and you choose short-season tomatoes, peppers, corn and squashes. Just about anything else can be the standard varieties. Lettuces, radishes, beets, broccoli, cabbage, beans, peas and chard will grow well; rhubarb and potatoes are also good choices. Just find the seeds or transplants with the shortest days to maturity and you should have a successful garden. Enjoy!

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