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My woeful garden, June 2015

I just posted “Woes of an Urban Chicken Farmer” or something like that. Now it is time for “woes of a backyard gardener in a changing climate.” Earlier, I posted about the low number of winter chill hours that we … Continue reading

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Peaches and Spot Prawns–but not together!

We are having an interesting adventure with local eating. First of all, our Florida Prince peach tree is bearing ripe fruit. Oh, good, peaches! I’ll make a cobbler. I went from “Oh good,” to “Oh God” in three days. I … Continue reading

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Most beautiful spring ever, March 2015

I don’t know what it is, the age of our plantings or the weather, but this has turned into the most beautiful spring ever in our southern California yard and garden. I am utterly enthused about our prospects for a … 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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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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Harvest Monday on April 22, 2014

On a blistering hot Santa Ana wind day, I logged in a record harvest of over 20 lbs of produce. 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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