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Late Bloomer Inspired StoneMalas Bracelet!

Late Bloomer Inspired StoneMalas Bracelet!

| February 5, 2016 | Reply

Late Bloomer Inspired StoneMalas Bracelet! I am excited to announce an artistic collaboration with jewelry designer and photographer, Heather Muro. With my input, Heather has created a “Garden Collection” bracelet package inspired by the themes and colors of Late Bloomer Show! I mentioned my first bracelet in my Jerusalem Artichoke episode (click here to see). We […]

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Sharing Seeds, Helps You, Helps Me!

Sharing Seeds, Helps You, Helps Me!

| February 1, 2016 | Reply

Sharing Seeds, Helps You, Helps Me! I finally got my seeds organized and photographed this week. I’ve promised seeds to a few people, including my youngest fan, a 15 year-old gardener named Ben, who loves Late Bloomer! I don’t sell my seeds, as I am new at the seed saving thing, and don’t guarantee them […]

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Butternut Squash and Pear Bread

Butternut Squash and Pear Bread

| January 8, 2016 | 2 Replies

This butternut squash and pear bread may be the best bread I’ve ever made. It’s so hard to get bread just right, moist, but done in the middle, and brown on top but not too done. Today I nailed it! I love the flavor of almond extract and the pear gives squash bread a lift! Butternut […]

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When it Rains, it Pours

When it Rains, it Pours

| January 8, 2016 | 2 Replies

When it rains, it pours. I mean that literally and figuratively. We seriously got dumped on from the skies of El Nino on Tuesday and Wednesday. And my water vessels were already full. As the rain came down here and blessed Southern California, an old friend in Tennessee was taking flight, after a few years of […]

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Planting Seeds in the Rain of El Nino

Planting Seeds in the Rain of El Nino

| January 5, 2016 | Reply

I found myself planting seeds in the rain of El Nino today during our first rain event. If you’ve been following California weather, you know we are supposed to get extreme weather during this winter’s El Nino. Only a drought-weary gardener ventures out with a bad cold to plant seeds in the rain. It wasn’t planned. It was […]

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Chili Recipe with Scarlet Runner Beans

Chili Recipe with Scarlet Runner Beans

| January 2, 2016 | Reply

I didn’t have black-eyed peas for New Year’s, but I made this homemade chili recipe with scarlet runner beans. I managed to grow only enough scarlet runner beans or Scarlet Emperor Beans for two pots of chili. I also finished off my last two pints of homegrown canned tomatoes. It will be a long, dry spell before […]

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Gardening as Therapy on New Year’s Day

Gardening as Therapy on New Year’s Day

| January 2, 2016 | 6 Replies

I tried gardening as therapy on New Year’s Day. I don’t know about you, but times have been tough of late, and the best way I know to feel better is to get in the garden, which you can do in Southern California in winter! My husband took a rare day from his work to lend […]

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Growing Garlic – Here we go again!

Growing Garlic – Here we go again!

| December 3, 2015 | Reply

Growing Garlic – Here we go again! I had such success my first time growing garlic, I was encouraged to do it again. See my Growing Garlic episode from 2014 for planting directions! In early November, I planted bulbs of Inchellium Red and California Early soft neck garlic. Of course, I didn’t mark which was which, but […]

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Yummy Winter Squash Salad

Yummy Winter Squash Salad

| December 1, 2015 | Reply

I cooked all day Friday, and one of the dishes was a yummy winter squash salad. I didn’t plan it, my goal was to cook up all those squash I had photographed in my new Growing Winter Squash episode, as well as a few vegetables left over from my last farm box. (I have a small […]

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Donate

Donate

| November 25, 2015 | Reply

Please DONATE to help defray production costs of “Late Bloomer” episodes. My team of three gives me the best rates in Hollywood, but still each episode costs money. All donations come with my profound thanks! Megan’s Editing Screen during a cut of Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Help me inspire people to grow their own food and take […]

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