Tag Archives: oranges

Correlation of winter chill hours with harvests from deciduous fruit trees

I am experimenting with inserting an Excel spreadsheet directly into my blog (see below, bottom of post). It works so-so. I can’t alter the width of the columns after I paste the image, so the winter chill hours (number of … Continue reading

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Growing fruit on my urban Southern California mini-farm

I have worked really hard over the past 8 years to convert our small, urban southern California yard into a productive mini-farm. I have Barbara Kingsolver and her book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” to thank for that. That book was transformational! … 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, April 14, 2014

Photos of what is in bloom in our southern California garden in April, including fruit trees, plus many fruit and vegetables nearing harvest. Continue reading

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November 2013 in the garden

Late autumn in my yard and garden in southern California this year is a mix of unseasonably hot days and fall foliage, plus an odd mix of summer vegetables that are hanging on, and winter citrus that is ripening. Continue reading

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Harvest Monday 4-15-2013

The harvest this week was 8 lbs 4 oz, plus 26 eggs from our five hens. Continue reading

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First Harvest Monday of 2012

My garden year is off to a rip-roaring start. My harvest goal for 2012 is  an ambitious 350 lbs. I say ambitious because that is 115 lbs more than I’ve grown in either of the past two years. However, that … Continue reading

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