Archive for September, 2014

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 1

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 1

| September 30, 2014 | Reply

Growing heirloom tomatoes part 1 covers heirloom seeds, seeding, planting, and managing to care for many more seedlings than ever imagined. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3! Click through to YouTube for highest resolution. I planted over 200 seeds this year, 150 of them tomato! Nine varieties were from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and the […]

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Heatwave Pushes Summer Veggies into Fall

Heatwave Pushes Summer Veggies into Fall

| September 24, 2014 | Reply

The only advantage of our recent heatwave, it pushes summer veggies into fall. I thought I would return from Tennessee and my garden would be burnt to a crisp in the record heatwave of mid-September. Rather, my summer veggies got a boost from the 90+° heat. After pulling all but one tomato vine, the very prolific red cherry […]

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Bonnie is so Bonny: No Neonics!

Bonnie is so Bonny: No Neonics!

| September 9, 2014 | 6 Replies

Bonnie is so bonny: No Neonics! When you go to a nursery to buy plants, do you ever imagine what goes into the effort of getting those plants on the shelves? Last March, I found out when I visited a Bonnie Plants regional nursery. On a cold, grey, snow-threatening day, my brother and sister-in-law were showing my […]

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Summer Garden Update

Summer Garden Update

| September 6, 2014 | 2 Replies

Summer Garden Update, the latest episode of “Late Bloomer” reveals a front yard that’s loaded with food plants. The parkway exploded from “Planting a Parkway Food Forest.” From corn and quinoa, to tomatoes, Kabocha squash, tomatillo and beans, there’s lots going on in early July. Don’t have room for a back yard food garden? Use your […]

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My Tomato Cooking, or How I Avoided Canning

My Tomato Cooking, or How I Avoided Canning

| September 5, 2014 | Reply

My tomato cooking, or how I got around the canning thing, is, well, I cheated. You can’t cheat with canning, I know, I know. That’s why I’ve been procrastinating learning to can since I started growing food in my Los Angeles front yard three years ago! After a 42 pound tomato harvest two days ago, I was […]

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