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Companion Planting with Edible Flowers

  I've tried growing all sorts of flowers as companion plants in and near my kitchen garden. Calendula, Calendula officinalis, remains my go-to plant. They're...

Five Reasons to Weed or Not to Weed

The thought of weeding conjures up all sorts of reactions from people. There are weeding haters, weeding lovers and an entire range of folks...

Fall Garden Checklist

  If you count the hours spent readying your garden in spring, picking, eating and weeding in summer and now find yourself on to fall,...

October Garden Checklist

  October consists of 31 days and is book ended on the calendar same as all the other months, so why does it always seem...

May Garden Checklist

  May comes and the growing season seems to be here in a hot minute. No more dreaming over seed packets. It's time to plant,...

How to Choose The Right Plant

Let's get it straight.  Choosing plants at the nursery, even with experience, can be daunting.  Not only do you need to try to stick...

What’s Growing Now: Alpine Strawberries, Sweet Treat Tomatoes & Ladybugs

  It was just last winter when I found this garden. I was out for a run on a nearby trail and there it was...

Summer Harvesting Tips

  The adage, sow little and often, also rings true for harvesting. Gather what you need when you need it for huge returns. This is...

Tips For Preparing Your Garden For Winter

  Unless you're surrounded by snow, it's not too late to ready your garden for winter. Which, if you do have snow, lucky you. The...

Water Wise Gardening Trends & Visit With Good Day Sacramento

  You've got this. You can still grow what you love with less water, it just means being a little more creative. And I've decided...

September Garden Checklist

  I sometimes think that if months were siblings, September would be my favorite -- especially when it comes to the garden. The high heat...

10 Tips for Starting a Garden

    Thinking of starting a garden? Now's your chance. It's that time of year when your resolve may be heightened and your determination peaked to...

Bloom Pucks Reviewed

  What happens when you combine an MBA in finance and a deep love of nature? I recently had the opportunity to talk with Steven...

How to Care for Spring Bulbs Once They’ve Bloomed

  I'm one of those crazy people that loves winter. Not necessarily winters that start in September and end in June (like so many we've...

Sugary Earth

Sweet, snappy, wake-your-taste-buds-up delicious, these carrots are unreal. A bit of sugary earth wrapped up in one perfect package. Like the tomatoes of winter only, with...

Mint — I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Mint is aromatic, a lively addition to tea or other concoction and the bane of a garden if grown without restriction. "You have mint...

Growing Advantages

I've finally taken the time to explore the inner reaches of my refrigerator, locating the seeds I mentioned, giving me reason to plan and...

In The Garden

A closer look at the school garden I manage reveals a few faithful winter classics. The same standards of my obsessive winter diet. Broccoli,...

Double Trouble

This was insane. Giant, keg sized bottles of Roundup in my local store. Double the trouble for one low price! At least on the...

You Are What You Eat

Methyl bromide has been the fumigant of choice for conventional, US strawberry growers.  Plastic row covers are installed and methyl bromide gas injected, sterilizing...
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