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With All This Rain, Can We Go Back To Gardening The Way We Used To?

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Rainwater floods a backyard in San Diego, Dec. 22, 2016.

With All This Rain, Can We Go Back To Gardening The Way We Used To?


Nan Sterman, host and co-producer, "A Growing Passion"


The rainfall totals for San Diego County through Feb. 20 range from 9.2 inches at Lindbergh Field to 17.6 inches in Alpine and 27.5 inches in Julian with two months to go in the current water year.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the region is still in moderate drought conditions. But tell that to any backyard gardener whose plants have been getting doused for the last few months.

What does all this rain mean for the health of plant life in the region? What should San Diego gardeners do to make the most of the abundance of rain?

Nan Sterman, host and co-producer of the KPBS series "A Growing Passion," has written two books about gardening in California. Sterman joined Midday Edition on Monday with tips for water-wise gardeners.

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