Category: Urban Gardening

Finally Potted Up Those Seedlings

Finally Potted Up Those Seedlings

| April 6, 2017 | Reply

Today’s the day I Finally Potted Up Those Seedlings. I am been so remiss. Each day for a week I’ve gone into the studio where they have been residing (for just over two months!) and say “Today’s the day, my friends!” And then it doesn’t happen. But, today is Thursday and my garden man is […]

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Raised Bed Reboot Rebooted!

Raised Bed Reboot Rebooted!

| March 10, 2017 | Reply

Raised Bed Reboot Rebooted! Today’s been one of those days. After uploading over 150 videos to my “Late Bloomer” channel, you still make mistakes. Or, I do. I’m still learning this bear called editing, and my export last night had an extra :24 of black on it. Which I didn’t notice, unfortunately until it was […]

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U.S. Botanic Garden

U.S. Botanic Garden

| February 19, 2017 | Reply

U.S. Botanic Garden  In January, I visited the U.S. Botanic Garden, located on the National Mall, just west of the U.S. Capitol. I moved to Washington, D.C., after college and spent almost two years there working on Capitol Hill, so I have fond memories of D.C. (It’s also where I met my husband-to-be.) My commute […]

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Valentine’s Garden Update, Fans, Flowers, More!

Valentine’s Garden Update, Fans, Flowers, More!

| February 14, 2017 | Reply

Valentine’s Garden Update, Fans, Flowers, More!  I stayed up very late to get this episode finished and uploaded for Valentine’s Day, my birthday! Please do me the favor of watching and sharing with friends. This is a packed episode with a February flower slideshow, a long overdue garden update (the garden I didn’t plan to have […]

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Enough Rain Already!

Enough Rain Already!

| January 12, 2017 | 7 Replies

Enough Rain Already! Did I just say that? It’s been raining for days, weeks now. This “atmospheric river” hitting California has been unrelenting. And it’s pouring now. Pouring! After eight years of drought, I know I can’t complain, but this is ridiculous! In fact, it was reported yesterday that severely depleted reservoirs in California are filling […]

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Greg Peterson at The Urban Farm

Greg Peterson at The Urban Farm

| November 18, 2016 | Reply

Greg Peterson at The Urban Farm has been growing food in his yard in Phoenix for 41 years, and has become a local legend and internationally recognized. Check out my interview with Greg and visit to his farm in November. Greg has influenced hundreds, if not thousands, of people to grow their own food in […]

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My Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

My Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

| September 11, 2016 | Reply

My Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe, or I should say, the one I have used for years, comes from Vegetarian Gourmet Cookery by Alan Hooker, who developed the recipes over a number of years at the legendary Ranch House Restaurant in Ojai, California. I vary the recipe in this way: I don’t use sugar, my tomatoes […]

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One More Week and It’ll Be Perfect

One More Week and It’ll Be Perfect

| August 10, 2016 | Reply

“One more week and it’ll be perfect,” has been my daily mantra for a month. The truth is, the peak already happened and we are on the downslope of summer. My goal this year was to be the biggest, most diverse garden yet, and I kept plugging in more seeds when one batch of beans or squash played […]

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Growing Loofah, or Luffa, a Race to the Top

Growing Loofah, or Luffa, a Race to the Top

| July 6, 2016 | 3 Replies

Growing loufah, or luffa, has a been a race to the top. The huge trellis between our garage and studio has been empty since I was forced to remove our 30 year-old wisteria vine last November. The massive trunk of the wisteria had moved the garage wall three inches and it was time to go. […]

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An Hour a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

An Hour a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

| June 20, 2016 | 2 Replies

An hour a day keeps the doctor away. That phrase kept going through my head this morning as I did my morning ritual of checking the garden. Sometimes that hour makes the difference in my mental health for the day. I felt so much happier when I came in. And I know eating fresh food from […]

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