Hope Gardens Fall/Winter Veggie Guide
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 […]
Now here’s a veggie totally suited for a WTF, CSA? blog. This veggie is sometimes called the sputnik of vegetables and its name is just as foreign as its appearance: the Kohlrabi (cole-raw-bee). In their “Best of 2014” issue, Time Magazine predicted Kohlrabi will replace Kale as the hot veg of 2014. Personally, I think […]
Welcome to the wonderful wonders of WINTER GARDENS! I am profiling my favorite winter veggies this month. I hope to introduce you to the joy of growing, harvesting and enjoying these cool weather jewels. ARUGULA is a spicy baby lettuce that is prevalent at Hope Gardens right now. This little hottie of a green is […]
10 Tips for Planting Your Edible Parkway Garden On Tuesday, August 13th the L.A. City Council approved 15 to 0, “to immediately suspend enforcement of Municipal Code Section 56.08(e) in those cases where parkways are being occupied by vegetables, until a comprehensive report on this matter is presented to the Council.” This is great news […]
There’s nothing worse than planting that perfect garden only to have it decimated by critters. One nightly visit by a four-legged friend can wipe you out completely. Some friend! I’ve been working with my good pal Justin Lowman to create a great-looking, sturdy hutch that will keep varmints out, but still allow light and rain, […]
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!