Protecting vegetables and fruit trees from rabbits

Protecting vegetables and fruit trees from rabbits

With hope, I planted 24 seedlings of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts on an October day. By mid-November only two hadn’t been eaten down to the ground by rabbits. This was my first fall in a new house and gardening in a new location, and I hadn’t...

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What to do with fruit tree prunings?

What to do with fruit tree prunings?

Last weekend, I visited my mom and returned home with the bed of my truck filled with fruit tree prunings. What to do with this stuff? Over the years, I’ve done four things with it. Most likely, one of these four ways of dealing with fruit tree prunings will suit your...

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The Bearss lime tree: a profile

The Bearss lime tree: a profile

My wife came home with some limes from the grocery store one day nine years ago and I said, “We shouldn’t be buying those. I can grow those.” That’s how I ended up planting our Bearss lime tree back in 2012. In this profile, I’ll tell you a bit more about my own tree...

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Keeping a corner wild

Keeping a corner wild

“We think we heard footsteps.” “And a coyote!” My kids had run back to the house from the wild corner of the yard. It’s at the top of the hill, out of sight, and just jungly enough such that a six-year-old, a five-year-old, and a three-year-old can get spooked. Our...

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I’m Greg. My goal is to help others grow some 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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