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, […]
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 […]
“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” Pietro Aretino We are so fortunate here in Southern California to be able to plant and harvest veggies year round. There are definitely rules to follow however in regards to which vegetables are grown in warm weather and which in cold. Many cold weather […]
Okay, I love salads like no one’s business. And this one is ah-mazing. The talented Rachel Oberg from De Ma Cuisine is responsible for this masterpiece. I love Mexican cheeses such as Cotija and Queso Fresco and happily add them with sharp cheddar. Also add some fresh herbs if you can. And totally use the […]
Substitute your favorite winter squash for the koabocha or sweet potato. Roasted Winter Veggies w/ Quinoa INGREDIENTS 6 oz sweet potatoes, sliced or diced 6 oz Koabocha squash, sliced or diced 6 oz green beans, trimmed 1 bulb fennel, sliced 3 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp red chili flakes 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp salt […]
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.
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!
Click here for your free download: Your Hope Garden Guide to Juicing/Smoothie Gardens Happy New Year! I am wanting to inspire you to go out in 2013 and RESOLVE GARDEN! To kickstart your resolutions, read this guide and try growing some homegrown juicing and smoothing ingredients of your own this Winter! Hint: A quick winter […]
Planting flowers in the garden is very important. If you didn’t do it when you installed your garden, I will convince you why you should do it now. A bee needs to visit a flower 7-8 times to pollinate it so you need to do all you can to draw that pollinator to your vegetables […]