Anita – I bet I can learn so much about gardening from you seeing as how you live on a farm! I’ve only started backyard gardening just two years ago, but we have a couple of raised vegetable beds and flower containers. You can pretty much grow things year round in CA, as we don’t really have frost! I’m still tinkering with the schedule to get a year round harvest, but all the cool weather veggies can be grown through winter. My lettuce, bok choy, sugar snap peas, etc. were producing until March!