Posts from other yards, 2021

Posts from other yards, 2021

I revel in visiting other yards and farms, where I learn so much. This past year I got around a bit, and below are a few of the remarkable things I saw and lessons I took away, presented in chronological order. January 4, 2021. How far north can lemon trees grow...
The Yard Posts food gardening calendar 2022

The Yard Posts food gardening calendar 2022

Ready for pre-order now, the Yard Posts food gardening calendars are being printed. What is the purpose of this calendar? It helps Southern California food gardeners by listing for each month which vegetables to plant, how to care for different kinds of fruit trees,...
The Yard Posts avocado calendar 2022

The Yard Posts avocado calendar 2022

The new year’s calendar is designed and being printed! This 2022 avocado calendar includes some changes and additions: Section on how to plant an avocado tree correctlyAll new photosWeeks starting on Sunday (instead of Monday, as last year)Extra information for...

Water Conservation presentations coming up

On Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 PM, I’ll be giving a presentation — via Zoom — titled, “Getting More Fruits and Vegetables from Less Water.” The talk is part of a series of presentations on using water in our Southern California yards...
Mountain Meadow Mushrooms kit: grow your own

Mountain Meadow Mushrooms kit: grow your own

During a presentation I attended by Roberto Ramirez — owner of one of the few mushroom farms left in Southern California, Mountain Meadow Mushrooms in Escondido — he mentioned that they had started selling kits. You could buy one and grow your own...
Winter opportunities in the food garden

Winter opportunities in the food garden

Take it easy if you want. No pressure. But also be aware of seasonal opportunities that only occur once a year. Here are some things you can do in the food garden in the winter — that is January, February, and March. VEGETABLES Sow and plant beets, brassicas...
Happy Thanksgiving 2020

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

My garden’s contribution to this year’s Thanksgiving meal: a head of ‘Snow Crown’ cauliflower. The kids helped harvest. They had fun. To family, food, and gratitude . . . Happy Thanksgiving! ShareClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new...
Fall is fast, until it’s slow

Fall is fast, until it’s slow

I stayed up late last night sowing seeds into module trays in my garage. It’s the dawn of the new season — fall — yet I’m afraid of time passing me by. You want to get certain vegetables growing by now, on the cusp of the fall equinox: brassicas, lettuces,...

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