Category: Cool Season

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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Greens Too Pretty To Eat

Greens Too Pretty To Eat

| March 4, 2016 | 4 Replies

My Greens are too pretty to eat. I have a confession. I don’t eat many of the greens that I grow, which is crazy, I know! I adore watching them grow and just when they are at their peak of beauty is the time to whip up a tasty dressing and make a salad. And I […]

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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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Order Carrot Seeds!

Order Carrot Seeds!

| June 29, 2015 | Reply

Order Carrot Seeds! For fall or spring harvest, depending on your zone. Or, order the seeds from Kaye’s rainbow carrot harvest, by clicking the button! I receive a small commission for promoting products I’ve used and believe in. Your support of these products helps me to continue to produce “Late Bloomer” episodes to inspire people to […]

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Extreme Garden Makeover Day 1

Extreme Garden Makeover Day 1

| June 1, 2015 | Reply

Extreme Garden Makeover Day 1 – What happens when you don’t plant a winter garden? The self-seeders take over. Kaye gets a start on transforming the winter garden for summer in this episode of “Late Bloomer.” First, we get a look at all the self-seeders, primarily Borage, Nasturtium, Corn Daisy, Wild Arugula and German Chamomile. […]

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Time to Sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! Order Seed

Time to Sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! Order Seed

| March 21, 2015 | 1 Reply

It’s time to sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! To order seed, click links and photos. If your ground is just starting to thaw (soil temps above 40° F), you want to be thinking about planting two garden favorites, peas and carrots. In the three winters that I have been growing food, I have had great luck […]

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Joys & Challenges of Growing Carrots

Joys & Challenges of Growing Carrots

| March 3, 2015 | 2 Replies

The new episode of “Late Bloomer” is the Joys & Challenges of Growing Carrots. This, the 60th episode and Season 3 finale, covers my three-year experience growing carrots in containers and in a raised bed in my front yard. I’m hearing in a lot of comments that I wasn’t alone finding carrots challenging to grow, even for […]

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Growing Parkway Kale

Growing Parkway Kale

| June 11, 2014 | Reply

Growing Parkway Kale is the latest offering from “Late Bloomer.” If you are short on space, you can utilize your parkway to grow hearty, nutritious kale. Kaye covered her brassicas with red voile (purchase at a fabric store) to keep cabbage moths from laying eggs on them. Cabbageworms can devastate your brassicas. Kaye builds community […]

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Winter Garden Update 2014

Winter Garden Update 2014

| April 28, 2014 | 6 Replies

Winter Garden Update 2014 is long overdue! It’s been since December 7th since we checked in. Get an update on Kaye’s front yard garden, watch the joy and excitement of two young girls visiting and harvesting vegetables, and don’t miss the bloopers! Editor Megan Oldfield does a great job with my blooper reel each episode. […]

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Growing Sweet Peas Parts 1 & 2

Growing Sweet Peas Parts 1 & 2

| April 4, 2014 | 5 Replies

Growing Sweet Peas was my main preoccupation with my third winter garden. I grew four varieties last year and had such good luck, I tripled the number of vines and doubled the number of varieties. In other words, I went for broke! All through December, I had gorgeous white and magenta blossoms. Beginning of January, […]

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