What to Plan/Plant for Your Fall Garden

Fall into Winter Gardens Remove any summer crops that are starting to fade and prepare soil with mulch, mycorrhiza, compost.  Re-plant with fall/winter crops or cover crops. Plant last round…

Spring Garden Workshops

It’s not too late to plant that spring garden! Are you new to gardening or just have unanswered questions? I have the answers! Spring Raised Bed Gardens I’ll give you…

Herb Gardening

Starting An Herb Garden An herb garden doesn’t have to be big so you don’t need much space to grow one. You can even start a potted herb garden on…

Fall Gardening & Cooking

    Even though it still feels like summer (technically it is) fall will be upon us soon. Fall is the best gardening season in Southern California; the ground is…

Summer Recipes with Herbs

Try these recipes using fresh herbs from your garden! Don’t have an herbs garden? I can teach you, more to come next week!  

Fall/Winter Vegetable Gardening

Vegetables to plant in our So. California gardens now   Beets Be sure to thin plants to about 3″ apart and harvest when they are small for a sweet flavor.…

Lettuce Varieties

  Are you hankering for some romaine lettuce? Well, there are tons of alternatives here in So. Cal for you. From the CDC website here’s what they are saying about…

How to Choose Baking Apples

THE BEST APPLES FOR BAKING   The Farmer’s Almanac Name Best Uses Flavor Characteristics, Appearance Braeburn Applesauce Tart, sweet, aromatic, tall shape, bright color Cortland Pies, Applesauce, Fruit Salad Tart, crisp,…

Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake

 

Alpine Strawberries

You’ll never have enough Alpine Strawberries, also called fraises des bois, to make a pie but they are so delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or with a…