My introduction to compost was a gift from my Dad. As a farm boy and soil scientist, he had an avid interest in compost long before it became trendy. Some of my earliest memories were of him turning and tending … Continue reading
California Herps Page for Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard – Sceloporus uniformis I was quite surprised to find a friendly visitor in my dining room this afternoon. A rather calm lizard was basking on the tile floor. My cat walked by … Continue reading
My parents came to visit when my home was relatively new. I showed my little vegetable garden to them with requests for advice. One problem that I was having was that seeds would germinate, and then disappear within a day … Continue reading
Keyhole gardens are basically raised beds with an access path and built in compost column. After I published Keyhole Gardens are a Proven Strategy for Working With Caliche in Arid Regions, I got a ping back from Mr. Jon Moore … Continue reading
• provide plant-based proteins and amino acids,
ensuring food security.
• fight obesity due to their high fiber content.
• prevent and help manage chronic diseases such
as diabetes, coronary conditions, and cancer.
• are an important source of plant-based protein
• fix nitrogen, increasing soil fertility.
• are sustainable, using less water than many
other protein crops.” Continue reading
When I am selecting plants that I am not familiar with, knowing which zone my garden is in, can be really handy. Continue reading
I bought a six pack of rhubarb from Cal Herbolds. Searching for the best micro-climate, I planted them in a variety of places. They didn’t do well in well drained sand with full sun. This rhubarb, on the other hand, … Continue reading
On the weekend of April 2nd and 3rd, nearly 10,000 plants and more than 600 varieties will be available for you to purchase. Continue reading
Peace, Love and Soil – Composting improves soil, gardens, moods, and relationships. Continue reading
I looked up a source for red pumpkin seeds to grow the pumpkin listed in the following recipe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVxSXc_221g&google_comment_id=z13jwdkbkvz5glk3u22ezheofnjwg3ale&feature=em-comments I am currently looking for ways to eat without “white stuff” per instructions from my cardiologist. There are a lot … Continue reading
• By Faith Pineo • We like to try something new each gardening season and decided to give this a shot a few years back. But this method was only new to us, as our grandfather used to plant this … Continue reading