“Blue skies smilin’ at me Nothin’ but blue skies do I see Bluebirds singin’ a song Nothin’ but blue skies from now on.” Irving Berlin Blueberries are such a wonderful and easy fruit to grow, it will have you singing! Here’s some tips to get the best blueberries you can. Blueberries need sun […]
I am crushed to inform Angelenos that Green Arrow Nursery in North Hills has been sold to developers for apartment buildings. Sperling Nursery last year and now this. I’m heartbroken for the fantastic employees who have worked there 25 plus years. Green Arrow has the most excellent customer service, both friendly and informed. The […]
Holy Lycopene, you guys. There are over 700 tomato cultivars available today. Overwhelming! Picking the healthiest plant is the most important choice of all. Here’s some tips while at the nursery or this weekend’s Tomatomania! Buy a plant with a strong center stalk. Avoid the Charlie Brown plant. Avoid plants that are broken or […]
Hope Gardens Guide to Non-GMO, Non-Monsanto mostly Heirloom Tomatoes 2016 Presently available heirloom tomatoes: Aunt Ruby’s German Green 80 days. Indeterminate. One of the largest green beefsteaks. They have brilliant, neon-green flesh with a strong, sweet, and fruity flavor. This family heirloom from Germany was the winner of the 2003 Heirloom Garden Show’s taste test. […]
Ever want to just try a few seeds without having to run all over creation, hefting giant and expensive seed packs around? Just a few seeds? What harm is there in it? If you have a seed or variety of vegetable you want to try, give me a shout in the comments and I will […]
“Despite the gardener’s best intentions, nature will improvise.” Michael P. Garafalo Plant failure happens. And sometimes there’s no reason to be found. Weeds are a part of life and you will never be completely rid of them. There is no such thing as a maintenance-free, problem-free garden. There is no such thing as totally organic. […]
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Broccoli may not initially seem like the best plant for the home garden. Especially after I tell you that broccoli can take quite a bit of work to get that one nice, decent-sized broccoli head. Harvesting the head can sometimes get you a few small heads too but considering the plant needs a lot of […]