Pearson's Gardens & Herb Farm

plant... grow... harvest... beautify... attract


Visit Tomatoland at Pearson's Gardens For Your Best Tomatoes Ever!

Cindy Pearson



Pearson's Gardens


Outstanding Heirloom, Artisan, Specialty & Standard Selections

New Artisan Introductions From Wild Boar Farms

All shapes, sizes & colors of the rainbow!

Select from hundreds of plants

Staked, caged & ready for your patio, or garden

Every plant is hand seeded, nurtured, and cultivated from germination onward to thrive when transplanted into your garden. Rich, organic soil with beneficial microbes provides the foundation for every potted plant grown at Pearson's, creating a healthy, vibrant substrate for strong root development and sturdy, vigorous plants. Simply put, Pearson's plants will perform!

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Grow Your Best Tomatoes Ever!

Coming Soon: The Outdoor Learning Center Workshops At Pearson's Gardens! Stay tuned for more info....

Pearson's Gardens & Herb Farm

1150 Beverly Dr. Vista, CA 92084

Open Everyday 9am-5pm 

Heat Tolerant Varieties for the "Cool Season"

Cindy Pearson

                 Plant seasonally appropriate, heat tolerant, cool season selections from Pearson's Gardens.

With November just around the corner, the "cool season" is officially upon us. Never-mind the fact that we've just experienced record-breaking heat with two Santa Ana events interspersed with tropical storms.... Certainly we can all agree that Southern California has somewhat volatile weather during the fall. In fact, our "cool season" is commonly punctuated with random heat waves. So, what's a gardener to do? How does one take advantage of our idyllic climate? Can one grow "cool season crops" in the southland? The answer is a resounding, "Yes!" 

Tips for Sweet Success

Select seasonally appropriate varieties

Pearson's Gardens has long championed the concept of planting seasonally appropriate varieties during the proper time of the year. Cool season plants thrive when the temperature drops and the daylength shortens. In many cases these factors initiate brighter colors, sweeter flavors, and stocky heading. 

Plant heat tolerant, cool season varieties

The growers at Pearson's Gardens take care of this detail for you by selecting heat tolerant, bolt-resistant varieties for all seasons. Choose from our vast array of greens, root crops, crucifers, winter veggies and herbs. Expand your palate with Asian, European, and American Heirloom selections. They will all be sweeter and milder grown during the cool season, as opposed to summertime.

Strategize planting time

Plant throughout fall to benefit from warm, sunny days that stimulate growth and rapid root development. Larger plants yield larger harvests. Plant heading vegetables in the fall, well in advance of the mid-winter chill. When Jack Frost arrives later in the winter, your mature plants will benefit from the cold nights, and you'll reap the rewards of larger, tighter heads and sweeter harvests throughout your garden.