How tall can dinosaur kale get?

How tall can dinosaur kale get?

I planted this kale in late 2017, at about the same time that my daughter was born. She is now two years old. She can now run and climb rocks. The kale can’t even stand on its own; but it’s far taller than she is. Reaching to almost six feet here in late February...
Growing cilantro in Southern California

Growing cilantro in Southern California

Cilantro is my favorite feral plant in the yard. It pops up in pathways, under fruit trees, over by the fence. And I do still plant some in my garden beds. Yearly routine I haven’t bought cilantro seed or plants for years because I’ve got a routine that keeps the...
Charles Dowding

Charles Dowding

Having received our first rain of the season in Southern California, Charles Dowding is more relevant to us than he was a week ago. Dowding is a market gardener in England, rainy England. And he goes beyond growing and selling wonderful vegetables to writing,...
Handwatering vegetables

Handwatering vegetables

I wish that I could water all of my vegetables by hand all the time, but as my family has grown so necessarily has my vegetable garden, and I’ve decided to accept the costs and wastes of watering with sprinklers and driplines in order to save time. During a Southern...
Starting brassicas in summer

Starting brassicas in summer

Growing good broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts in Southern California is all about timing. August is a great time to sow these “brassicas.” You get the seeds started now and you’ll likely harvest some around Thanksgiving, certainly around Christmas....

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