Category Archives: Vegetables and Fruit

Gardening mostly

Winter’s Harvest

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Field of Dreams

Build it and they will come …to the Farm! This time, the farm will be bigger and better. I am interested in growing enough food for the PVPUSD’’s school lunches and running a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Below are … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Elementary learns seed starting!

With the help of Sharona Byrnes, I assisted two classes of 5th grader volunteers in putting together a dozen flats for seed starting yesterday! Then we took the trays to the classrooms to plant winter crops. The kids had so … Continue reading

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Time to prune apricot and apple trees

I’ve been waiting for the rain and fog to stop, for some sunshine and wah-lah: finally! Now it’s time to get out the loppers and go after those apricot trees that haven’t been fruiting properly. Here’s an example of the … Continue reading

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Order your fruit trees/brambles/bushes now!

Contact me immediately 310-750-6686 if you want to purchase the following fruit trees, vines, bushes: Blueberries Raspberries & Blackberries Pome fruits: Apples, Pears, Asian Pears, Quince (but not loquat) Stone fruits: Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Prunes, Apricots, Cherries Unusual varieties: Apriums, … Continue reading

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Peach/nectarine tree pruning workshop

On Sunday, September 26 at 3 pm, I will be holding a workshop to show how to prune a peach or nectarine tree. The best way to keep a tree small and manageable is to do an aggressive pruning in … Continue reading

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Recipes for What’s In Season

People are always asking me what to do with Swiss Chard. I admit, it wasn’t my favorite until I found Eggs In A Nest in the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. I’m now including my favorite Swiss Chard … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshops

This Saturday, September 4th, I will be hosting two (2) Tomato Workshops, as I have mentioned in my last post. Just email me whether you want to come at 10 am or 11:30 am at judyfrankel@gmail.com. Hurry, as spaces will … Continue reading

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Tomato Lovers Listen Up!

New workshop! Learn more about growing tomatoes throughout the winter! I will be hosting a one hour workshop at 10 am and then again at 11:30 on Saturday, September 4th. In this workshop I will discuss: Indeterminate vs determinate How … Continue reading

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Yours Truly in the LA Times!

You know you’ve “made it” when the LA Times prints your picture and an article about you! Wow! So for those of you who missed this past Saturday’s Home Section, here’s the link: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2010/07/tomato-pruning-techniques.html I’m getting a lot of calls … Continue reading

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