My name is Linda, I live in La Mesa, Ca which is in zones 9 -11 just outside of San Diego. I live on 2/3 of an acre which I share with my husband, 2 boys and 7 chickens. I recently completed the 6 month long training program to become a Master Gardener. At this point, I am an average gardener at best. I am working hard to practice what I have learned but my trial and errors often seem more like Darwin's survival of the fittest. One of my problems is poor soil. With 7 pooping machines grazing in the yard, I hope to improve my soil problems very soon. Meanwhile, I would love to learn from my fellow Gardeners when I have a specific issue.