A Green Grounds is a grassroots organization of volunteers dedicated to enabling residents of South Los Angeles to create their own edible gardens.

This online forum is an extension of our mission – to provide a convenient means for the community to get answers to their vegetable gardening questions.

Dig-In recipients and community members are encouraged to post their gardening questions to this forum

Our LAGG Master Gardeners are volunteers and will reply on a best-effort basis. So please be patient. And in order to be able to support as many community members as possible, if your question requires extensive discussion and/or research, we may not be able to respond in a timely manner.

We are focused on the growing conditions present in the Los Angeles area.

NOTE: Another (unaffiliated) resource is the Los Angeles County Master Gardener Program: They have a Helpline available via phone (626) 586-1988 or email at you can leave gardening questions.


By using this forum, participants are agreeing to abide by our guidelines:

  1. Keep it friendly.
  2. Be courteous and respectful. Appreciate that others may have an opinion different from yours.
  3. Stay on topic — vegetable and fruit gardening in the southern California area
  4. Share your knowledge.
  5. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, hateful, offensive, or harassing behavior and speech.
  6. Please be patient – this is a volunteer-supported resource.
  7. Start a new Topic for a new question. I.e., do not add new questions to an existing thread.

Participants who breach these guidelines may be removed and barred from this forum.


  1. If you are not already registered as a Forum Participant, click here to register.
  2. Once you are approved to participate, click Log in on the top right in the navigation menu and log in with your credentials you created during registration.
  3. Click on Q&A on the top right in the navigation menu. (You can also go directly to the Q&A Forum and log in on that page.)
  4. Before posting a new Topic, please check if this question has already been posted and answered by searching with keywords and checking topics.
  5. If you have a new topic, complete the Topic Title and a description in the box below. Select Notify me of follow-up relies via email if you wish.
  6. Click Submit.

A volunteer Master Gardener will check the forum for new questions approximately each 1-3 days and will respond as quickly as time permits.

You are also encouraged to share your experience and photographs of your garden.