Technically the Dog Days of Summer end today, August 11th. Dog Days are supposed to be hot and sultry, but here at Gardenerd HQ it's mostly hot and dry.
A fun question came into Ask Gardenerd this week from Janet Lally. She asks, "This morning I found my rosemary had blobs of white foam on the ends of some branches. I had pruned the rosemary yesterday. What is it? --Janet Lally"
We've never been much of a fan of green beans, but when we started growing Yard Long beans we fell in love. This week's video is all about growing Yard Long beans (AKA Asparagus beans).
Our guest this week is the ever-enthusiastic evangelist about biodynamics, Steven Wynbrandt. He's the founder of Wynbrandt Farms and Wynbrant Farms Biodynamic Compost. Steven teaches biodynamics around the world and puts his training into practice in his own garden in Los Angeles.
This year has been the most challenging gardening year for us here at Gardenerd HQ. Even with dozens of rat traps, our cat Mittens, and night vision cameras, we're still losing to rats this year. But that makes the harvest we do get all the more delicious.
Much like our recent lettuce video, we took to YouTube to share our Favorite Basil Varieties. Each year we grow at least 8 different types and you can do. Just want this video and jot down the names of these beautiful, leafy green herbs.
Back in April we spoke with a fellow Great Grow Along speaker, Wendy Kiang-Spray about growing and cooking with Asian vegetables. Wendy is the author of The Chinese Kitchen Garden: Growing Techniques and Family Recipes for a Classic Cuisine. She's a speaker and inspirational garden blogger, and she just lived through the cicada emergence in Maryland.
Cooking from the garden is one of the most satisfying treats any day, but this Herbed Summer Squash and Potato Torte pushes that satisfaction to the next level.
We received this question from David Feldman came into Ask Gardenerd: "My basil has been doing great all spring and now that summer is here the leaves have lots of…
Back in 2014, we took a field trip to The Little Farm, a 2 acre private residence in the Valley in Southern California. Clive Segil is a rare fruit grower, and he transformed his sloped parcel into a jam packed, productive jungle with a menagerie of livestock and fruit trees. In our latest YouTube video, we return to see what has changed since we were there last.