Monthly Archives: February 2010

Harvest and planting Monday, Feb. 21, 2010

I harvested 16 eggs and a variety of greens and citrus from my backyard this week. Continue reading

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February fruits, flowers and veggies in a southern California garden

A photo documentary of a profusion of fruits, vegetables and flowers growing in a coastal southern California yard in February. Continue reading

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Harvest and Planting Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

Spring is definitely here in southern California, and this has been a busy week in the garden with both harvesting and planting. Harvest for week ending Feb. 14 12 EGGS 2 leeks, 3 oz. 2 Meyer lemons, 8 oz. 4 navel … Continue reading

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Planting sunchokes and potatoes

Planting techniques for sunchokes (aka Jerusalem artichokes) and potatoes are similar. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at the Fungus Festival

Our Valentine’s Day dinner included cultivated wild mushrooms from Hokto Kinoko Company, roasted leg of lamb from a locally raised animal, homemade chocolate truffles, and wine made by Vic’s sister and her husband. Continue reading

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What to do with eggs

Having our own hens means that we’ll be eating more eggs. Here are some of the ways in which we’ll be using them, including a recipe for leek and mushroom quiche with potato crust. Continue reading

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A day in the life of this urban “farmer”

A day in the life of this urban farmer included cleaning out the chicken coop and composting before going to work at the Orange County Conservation Corps, where I teach conservation awareness and positive values to mainly Hispanic males, many of whom are gang members on probation. Continue reading

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