Here’s your guide to summer vegetable garden maintenance . Sorry about the broken hyperlinks. This document sadly can’t be revised but the information is solid. Remember regular maintenance is necessary for a successful garden. HOPE GARDENS SUMMER GUIDE The best fertilizer is the shadow of the gardener. Save Save Save Save Save
“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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Happy July! Now is the month to plant those pumpkins for Halloween harvesting. Good for us, pumpkin seeds are relatively cheap and easy to grow. Pumpkins have amazing varieties that are deliciously nutritious to eat and super fun to carve. The presence of pumpkins, and other colorful gourds, announces fall as much as a tree’s […]
Be careful when harvesting your veggies! There’s a lot of bugs out there responding to our warm temps. I’ve been giving my plants a nice hard spray with the hose to keep bugs from laying eggs on them.
Your snap peas will reward your harvesting with more snap peas! Same is true for almost all veggies. And don’t forget to dead head those flowers while you’re out there.
Happy Spring everyone!
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!