Fall

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…

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…

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.…

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,…

How to Make Pumpkin or Squash Puree

You don’t want to use just any kind of pumpkin for puree, most pumpkins have too much water in them and not enough flavor. Use the small pumpkins known as…

Growing Amaryllis

3 Ways to Plant Amaryllis A lovely amaryllis in bloom is a sure sign that the holiday season is in full swing. By planting in November, you can ensure gorgeous…

In the Fall Vegetable Garden

  Although here in Southern California there aren’t many place where we get frost some places away from the beach will get a light frost and towards the mountains an…

Green Beans, Bacon and Caramelized Shallots

Grow a Second Crop of Green Beans In Southern California we are lucky enough to grow a fall crop of beans. With warm days still ahead the beans will sprout…

It’s Easy to Grow Potatoes!

Choose organic seed potatoes, don’t plant potatoes that you’ve purchased from the market even if they have sprouts. They won’t perform well in the garden and you’ll be disappointed. Buy…

How To Grow Amaryllis & Paperwhite Bulbs

I love growing Narcissus (Paperwhites) in the spring and in the fall/early winter. If you stagger planting these bulbs you can have continuous blooms from now all through the holidays.…

Fall Vegetable Gardens

Fall Vegetable Gardens Although here in Southern California there aren’t many place where we get frost, some places away from the beach will get a light frost and towards the…

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