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A surprisingly unproductive end of August garden, 2015

The end of August normally sees gardeners overwhelmed with produce. No such “problems” here. My garden looks lush, but production is lagging way behind normal. At least we’re getting apples and Asian pears, and enjoying home-baked sourdough bread! Continue reading

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Growing a garden for the soul, 28 July 2015

I grow much more than food in my garden. I also garden for my soul. I love to sit on our back deck in the morning with a cup of coffee (several cups in succession, actually) and watch the action … Continue reading

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Maybe we won’t starve after all–July 21, 2015

There is hope for my summer garden. I finally found the energy to plant veggie bed #3. And just in the nick of time for it to enjoy a surprise rainfall. I say surprise because coastal southern California normally gets … Continue reading

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How my garden does grow–27 April 2015

It is past time to bring you up to date on spring in Southern California. A warm and DRY spring. We are in the fourth year of what is being called a mega-drought. No more rain until November. I still … Continue reading

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We survived the heat wave–Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Our fruit trees are in bloom and the veggie beds are coming along nicely. We have harvested 26 lbs of fruit and 3 lbs of vegetables as of Feb. 28, with 42 eggs from the hens. Continue reading

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Farewell to Henrietta, Hello to spring

There is a change in my flock of backyard chickens, and I’m not happy about it. Continue reading

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A warm Harvest Monday and setting harvest expectations for 2015

A warmer than average winter will probably negatively affect fruit production on my urban mini-farm this year. The reason why is…. Continue reading

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Taking stock of the 2014 harvest

Time to take stock of my 2014 garden. I think I know what went wrong. It was…. Continue reading

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My southern California garden in August

My how time flies. Where has the summer gone? I know where mine went. Bye-bye. My last post was in April. In May, I went to Yellowstone National Park, driving by myself. I was on assignment from Desert USA magazine, … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday (on Wednesday, April 21, 2014

Here is our harvest from last week, with a recipe plus photos for a delicious omelette. Continue reading

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