Archive for August, 2015

Corn, What’s Not to Love?

Corn, What’s Not to Love?

| August 31, 2015 | 4 Replies

Corn, What’s Not to Love? Growing Corn in a Raised Bed is the new episode of Late Bloomer. I only committed my 4’x8′ raised bed to corn this year, and really packed it in. See the results! Watch on YouTube, and please give me a thumbs up and share with friends. It’s a lot of effort […]

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Two 20-minute Farm Box Recipes

Two 20-minute Farm Box Recipes

| August 29, 2015 | Reply

I thought you might enjoy two 20-minute farm box recipes. If you follow Late Bloomer, you know that I am a 20-minute cook. Recipes that take longer and are complicated I leave to the professionals! So, I’m always interested in creating tasty, FAST, home-prepared meals on the Fridays I receive my farm box. There is […]

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Top 5 Late Bloomer Lessons!

Top 5 Late Bloomer Lessons!

| August 19, 2015 | 6 Replies

Halfway through Season 4 of Late Bloomer and past the mid-point of my fourth summer garden, I think it’s high time to publish my Top 5 Late Bloomer Lessons (LBL’s)! LBL #1 –  Don’t bite off more than you can chew  An increasingly common thing has been happening to me lately. I was just in the Apple store and […]

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An Ode to Rain – New Episode!

An Ode to Rain – New Episode!

| August 13, 2015 | 4 Replies

An Ode to Rain – New Episode! July 18th it rained in Los Angeles. This rain broke the one-month rainfall record going back 130 years! It never has rained in July, August or September in the Late Bloomer garden, so it was an occasion to celebrate, and also scramble to capture as much rainwater as […]

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Save Time and Money Regrowing Food

Save Time and Money Regrowing Food

| August 13, 2015 | Reply

Save time and money regrowing food. People tell me all the time they just don’t have the time (or the money) to start a garden. But, did you realize how many foods you can regrow from scraps? You can have quite a nifty little garden in your kitchen window if you save your scraps and […]

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Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper!

Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper!

| August 3, 2015 | 8 Replies

Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper! In spite of powdery mildew devastating my two Collective Farm Woman melon plants (see “Cutting My Losses”), I will be planting them again next year. Why? Because they are quick to ripen (80-85 days), and there’s no guesswork when they are ready. They simply let go of the vine […]

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Conserve Water in Your Garden – New episode!

Conserve Water in Your Garden – New episode!

| August 1, 2015 | Reply

Conserve Water in Your Garden – New episode! – Kaye covers water saving strategies in the urban garden, with special guest, Patrick Dolan of One Yard Revolution. Rain barrels and rainwater capture, mulching, trays under containers, green sand, diatomaceous earth, and other strategies are discussed. Special vintage and fine art photo slideshow with audio recording […]

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