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Wordless Wednesday: May

Fresh strawberries from everbearing plants. We love Seascapes! Feed with kelp emulsion every two weeks.

May is here and the garden begins to show signs of fruit. Flowers have been going off since April, but now is the time for summer fruits and veggies to jump into action. A few simple actions can help your … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: April

Carrot harvest includes (left to right) Pusa Asita, Cosmic Purple, Yellowstone and Red Core Chantenay.

We know half the country is still blanketed with snow, but April is off the chain in southern gardens. It’s going gangbusters here, folks. Come August/September our garden will look like death warmed over (scorched, in fact) so this is … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring Cometh

At last!  A Winnetka Purple artichoke emerges from the plant. We started this from seeds from the Seed Library of Los Angeles. It worked!

It’s transition time as spring nudges gardeners into action. Winter crops are finishing up, making room for warm and hot-weather crops here in Los Angeles. While other parts of the country are still knee-deep in snow, we’re well into the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter is Our Spring

Garlic, carrots and radishes are so happy with all the rain.

California is known for its weather, and for those who don’t yet know, winter everywhere else is our spring. Here in SoCal flowers have sprouted everywhere, peas are growing strong, brassicas are loving the rain (LOTS of rain!). For gardeners … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: October Gardening

8 different kale varieties are protected by floating row cover. No cabbage moths/worms here!

Fall gardening is in full swing. Here are a few prompts for October tasks and enjoyments. There’s still much to do to get the fall garden ready, but we’re enjoying the process. Happy fall gardening to you!

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Wordless Wednesday: Summer Gardening Never Stops

Blue Beauty tomato shows true blue. We just fed the tomatoes with compost tea.

Summer Solstice is almost here. The garden still needs attention, and evidence of the rewards close at hand are everywhere. Time to feed, weed and guide your plants along into summer. Summer Gardening The garden doesn’t go on vacation even … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: May Gardening

Mittens the supercat protects the garden from vermin.

Keep planting until there’s no more space! This Wordless Wednesday is brought to you by ambition and hope. Two great qualities to have when gardening in spring. It’s time to plant, and enjoy your garden as it grows. Happy gardening!

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Wordless Wednesday: April Garden

22 different tomato seedlings under grow lights.

They say April showers bring May flowers, but it’s more like February rains bring April abundance here in Los Angeles. Color and new life reign supreme in the April garden, as we transition from winter to summer crops in a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter into Spring

White Sonora wheat rises up for pollination.

March is a time of transition. Winter crops die, making room for spring seedlings. Volunteers poke through the soil and take a chance. We celebrate new life in the garden as the old fades away. We move from winter into … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Winter Garden Bliss

Helios radishes, one of several new varieties we trialed this winter.

As we prep for spring gardening, we enjoy the harvest from our winter garden. Soon it will be time to start seeds, but in the meanwhile, we add compost to existing crops and prune fruit trees, cane berries, and grasses. … Continue reading

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