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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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 (earlier...

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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.

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