Reed avocados for sale

Reed avocados for sale

(I'm sorry. These are now sold out.) Here I offer a final, small batch of Reeds that I'll be harvesting from the Haddon Ranch in Escondido. It's now late in the Reed season so you'll experience the height of Reed's richness. Here is the order page. (Available now to...

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Why grow food at home?

Why grow food at home?

Sometimes gardening feels like a leisure activity, but sometimes it feels like work: weeds, aphids, gophers, heat waves. At which times I think, Why not just buy all my food at the grocery store? It’s so convenient. You show up any day and choose from all sorts of...

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Growing avocado trees from seed

Growing avocado trees from seed

Seeds aren't trash. The best avocado varieties in the world have all come from someone planting a seed. Gwen, Fuerte, Hass, Nabal, Reed, etc. They all came from seeds -- seeds that someone allowed to grow. Maybe you want to try your luck and see if a seed you plant...

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When my yard grows up

When my yard grows up

Chance had a problem and a rough idea of the solution. Grasses were taking over his family's vegetable garden, especially the pathways. Meanwhile, he was raising rabbits for meat. Rabbits eat grass but they also eat vegetable plants so he needed to build a...

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Supporting The Yard Posts

Supporting The Yard Posts

(Click here to go directly to the Support Options page) As the tagline says, my goal with this website 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...

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Protecting tomatoes from heat

Protecting tomatoes from heat

This is a short video of what I do to protect my tomatoes when the heat hits: Find shade cloth at a good nursery near you or online at Peaceful Valley (Grow Organic) or Johnny's. All of my Yard Posts are listed HERE Learn HERE about how my Yard Posts are purely...

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I'm Greg. My goal is to help others 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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