Tag: tomatoes

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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Order My Tomato DVD!

Order My Tomato DVD!

| May 8, 2015 | Reply

Order my new tomato DVD! Destined for sale on Amazon, “Growing Heirloom Tomatoes,” the five part series, is available to order here at a discounted price for a limited time. I worked hard to bring you a colorful DVD cover and disc that you will be proud to own, or give as a gift. From […]

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Reflecting on my First Live Webcast

Reflecting on my First Live Webcast

| April 27, 2015 | Reply

Reflecting on my first live webcast, I think it went pretty well! 41 viewers tuned in, and the replay on YouTube has garnered 737 views in two days. About half those tuning in were my constant online companions, and the rest were new garden friends! See the hangout page to scroll down for all the questions […]

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Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 4!

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 4!

| December 19, 2014 | 2 Replies

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 4 covers the bounty of August, both in many pounds of colorful tomatoes and lots of issues from catfacing to sunscald and brown widow spiders. Did you know they are taking over Southern California? Don’t miss the very cool original music of Late Bloomer composer Jon Pileggi! Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part […]

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Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 2!

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 2!

| October 29, 2014 | Reply

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 2 has arrived! In June, Kaye plants extra seedlings at neighbor’s houses, and gets hit with everything from deer to June bugs in part 2 of the growing heirloom tomatoes epic! As the giant pumpkin threatens to swallow a few struggling tomato plants, Kaye gets to do a little gardening with kids, […]

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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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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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Planting my Parkway Food Forest

Planting my Parkway Food Forest

| July 9, 2014 | 4 Replies

Planting my parkway food forest for the sixth time included three pineapple guava trees to create more of a food forest. Each season, I’ve cleaned off the entire 6.5’x20′ space and started planting on a fresh canvas. This time, I was influenced by Patrick at OneYardRevolution to combine annuals and perennials to create a food forest. […]

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