I love Autumn and Autumn Gardening. This is a great time of the year to get plants in the ground, they really thrive in Southern California. You will give them plenty of time to establish before it gets hot again. Of course the tropicals and other tender plants will not benefit from planting at this time of the year, but check in with your local nursery and they will steer you in the right direction.
Here is an article I’ve written that will give you a little more information. Autumn Planting.
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