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Our first year of growing experimental goji berries comes to a close and we actually have something to show for it. Some readers may recall that we won two goji berry plants at the Garden Writers Association Symposium in 2015. … Continue reading
This blog post is brought to you by the Home Garden Seed Association at EZfromSeed.org. If you don’t know when to harvest your summer crops, here’s a helpful guide: You put your time and energy into growing tomatoes, greens, zucchini, … Continue reading
The moment of truth has arrived. We just harvested the Glass Gem Popping Corn we grew this summer. Between the rats and corn worms, we lost at least half the harvest, but what was left was substantial enough to be … Continue reading
You’ve got great foliage, but you pull a carrot and it’s nowhere near ready to pick. How do you prevent this from happening again? The trick is easy and Christy shares it here in the latest Gardenerd YouTube video. We … Continue reading
It’s always great to discover you can grow something in your climate that you didn’t think was possible before. This is true of ground cherries for me. Until this spring, they were a mystery to me, relegated to northern climates, … Continue reading
We grew White Sonora Wheat over winter, and now that it’s May in Southern California, it is time to harvest. Our 4×4 foot raised bed was filled with tall, slender wheat sheaths that turned progressively more golden brown. The seed … Continue reading
This spring we experimented with growing heirloom Black Dakota popping corn. It’s a beautiful, deep red, pointy popping corn that pops white. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to plant this ancestral corn and load up on one of our favorite … Continue reading
Garden math breaks the rules. It’s one of the only places where things multiply without the need for a calculator, or the stress of bubble tests or sweaty palms. Possibly the best example of garden
math is the potato. Plant one, get many.
Spring is a great time to plant potatoes, and lucky for us, spring is coming soon. In warmer climates, you can also plant potatoes in the fall. That’s what we did last October with a couple of
scary potatoes left in the pantry too long. Yesterday we …
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