Tag Archives: nature

Spring In!

Here is Hope Gardens Spring/Summer Organic Vegetable Planting Guide. All the how-to’s and how-not-to’s. Sorry for the broken hyperlinks. This document has aged out and can’t be revised. Some day I will wash the dirt off my hands and create a new document. Until then… 🙂 Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ […]

10 Tips for Picking the Best Tomato Plant this Weekend

  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 […]

A garden is born in Topanga

FIRST SUMMER GARDEN! containing: buttercrunch lettuce, flame leaf lettuce, italian basil, white oregano, watermelon sage, cilantro, parsely, lime thyme, aunt ruby’s german green tomato, sun gold tomato, black krim tomato, minnesota midget melons, red russian kale, bok choy, rosemary, lavender, arugula, and chives. Marigolds, lobelia, sweet alyssum, nasturtiums and pansies to boot!