Growing cucumbers in Southern California

Growing cucumbers in Southern California

Even on a hot summer day, I can go into the yard and pick a cucumber and bite into it and feel cooled and refreshed. How does that work? There’s no other vegetable quite like a cuke. I need to have them in my garden. Here’s how I go about accomplishing that. Varieties...
Growing tomatoes in Southern California

Growing tomatoes in Southern California

Occasionally, if I’m not producing certain vegetables in the garden, my wife buys them at the grocery store. She’ll buy some peppers in winter, for example, or cauliflower in summer. But never do we buy tomatoes. Tomatoes that aren’t home grown aren’t worth eating. If...
Cauliflower in colors

Cauliflower in colors

Which color is cauliflower? White. And . . . Cauliflower can also be orange, like the variety called ‘Cheddar’. ‘Cheddar’ cauliflower. ‘Cheddar’ is said to get its color from having extra beta-carotene, the same thing that makes carrots orange....
How tall can dinosaur kale get?

How tall can dinosaur kale get?

Next week my daughter turns four, and so does one of the above kale plants. It was in December 2017 that I sowed a handful of kale seeds. We ate leaves from the plants that grew through that winter while my daughter was learning to open her eyes and recognize her...
Growing onions in Southern California

Growing onions in Southern California

Timing. There’s not much to growing onions successfully in Southern California beyond timing. If you sow the seed or plant the plant at the right time, you’re almost guaranteed a nice bulb to eat. So many times I’ve heard people say their onions didn’t grow...

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