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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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Grapes: Flame

Check out these pictures of Flame grapes on my three-year-old vines:

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This tomato season

Because of all the cool weather this summer, the tomatoes are finally coming in late. This is the time for the bumper crop.

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Tomato Pruning 101

I noticed a lot of comments on the LA Times’ blog where people were confused about tomato pruning. Here’s the comment I posted there to help clarify: Yes! It’s hard to know which is a sucker and which is a … Continue reading

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It’s stinky, but oh so good!

I sprayed a mixture of fish emulsion and kelp this morning on the entire garden. It smells pretty foul, but it has everything the plants need. The nutrients get taken up by the leaves and the roots, and it’s got … Continue reading

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Wildness

“wilderness has virtue unto itself and needs no extraneous justification.” –The Diversity of Life, Edward O. Wilson

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Huge cauliflower!

Check out this cauliflower I harvested this morning! It weighed in at 8 pounds! It’s bigger than my head. That means I shouldn’t eat the whole thing in one sitting. Believe me, I won’t! This will make a lot of … Continue reading

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