Carve a Pumpkin

It's almost Halloween, which means it's time for roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin carving, pumpkin bread and bags and bags of Twix. Okay, maybe not that last part...<<chocolate smears across the delete key>>.

Since we had a mournful year for squash in coastal California, we have no pumpkins from the garden to carve (this is a far cry from last year), so I'm particularly longing for a pile of pumpkins of all shades and sizes ...

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Growing Christmas Lima Beans

At the end of the LA Garden show earlier this spring, my booth neighbor and fellow Gardenerd, Nysha Dalgren of Ardenwoods Edibles let me choose a plant or two to take home. I couldn't resist the opportunity to try something new, and a the tiny tendrils of a Christmas Lima Bean plant were calling out to me.

When I got home, I tucked the plant in behind a ...

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