Pomegranate flowers

Pomegranate flowers

I’ve got pomegranate trees that produce reliably, but I know others who don't and I want to help them. So this spring I’m learning more about pomegranate flowers and tree fruitfulness. Join me. Pomegranate flowers, from start to finish This week, on one of my trees I...

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Sharwil avocado tree: video profile

Sharwil avocado tree: video profile

Where does the Sharwil avocado variety come from? How does it grow? Does it fruit well? Is it an A or B flower? Would it be a good one for your yard? (Coming soon: a full written profile of the Sharwil variety.) Your support enables me to keep ads off this website and...

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Carmen avocado tree: video profile

Carmen avocado tree: video profile

I put together this video profile of the Carmen variety of avocado tree to complement my profile post (found here). While the post is more comprehensive than this video, some aspects of the Carmen variety are nice to see in action. Also, in the video I have made sure...

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Growing fava beans in Southern California

Growing fava beans in Southern California

My kids are getting to the ages where they specialize in certain garden activities. The ten year old makes guacamole for the family, from harvesting all the ingredients to chopping and mashing them up. The eight year old enjoys potting up seedlings. And Reeve, the six...

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Results of girdling non-Hass avocado trees

Results of girdling non-Hass avocado trees

In the fall of 2023, I girdled four avocado trees beyond the Hass that I usually girdle. The response from my Hass tree to girdling has been consistent and predictable, but the responses from these other varieties was variable. The Hellen and Lamb trees flowered...

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Supporting The Yard Posts

Supporting The Yard Posts

My goal with The Yard Posts is to help others grow food at home, with a focus on vegetables and fruits -- especially avocados -- in Southern California. How do I do this? I write short articles – “posts” – each Friday, and I augment each post with photos and sometimes...

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Cadway avocado fruit: a profile

Cadway avocado fruit: a profile

Rick Cadway hit the jackpot. In 2005, he planted a seed from a typical Hass avocado that he bought at Costco and it grew into a tree that makes world-class fruit. This is not what usually happens. Usually, when you grow an avocado tree from a seed you get a tree that...

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I'm Greg. My goal is to help you grow food at home, with a focus on vegetables and fruits -- especially avocados -- in Southern California. I write a new "Yard Post" every Friday.

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