16 02, 2020

Getting Ready for Spring

By |2020-02-16T08:21:59-08:00February 16th, 2020|Photos|

It's five weeks until spring and a mere days until our last overnight frost. Unlike many a previous year, the greenhouse seedlings are off to a great start. Today we'll be dividing and re-potting into larger containers so everybody will have strong roots when we finally transplant into the vegetable garden in a few weeks.

2 10, 2019

Fall Finally! Let’s Get to Work!

By |2019-10-03T10:19:25-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Garden|

I’ve been reading “what to plant for fall” stories since August. In some ways I’m jealous of people who can start their fall garden in late summer, but it’s not an option here in the San Diego county foothills. By August the sun is directly overhead and it hasn’t rained in four months or more. The ground is hot and dry, the air is hotter and drier. All the natives drop their leaves and other plants, even mature, well-watered ones,  [keep reading...]

1 03, 2017

Time to Get This Garden Started

By |2019-09-20T09:43:41-07:00March 1st, 2017|Garden|

I used to take that "start indoors 4 to 6 weeks before last frost" stuff on the back of seed packets pretty seriously. It took me about 5 years and umpteen dead seedlings before I figured out, regardless of what the weather tables say about my climate zone, that "last frost" could be anywhere from mid-February to late April. So now, rather than trying to figure out when the last frost might be and working backwards, I always plant my  [keep reading...]

Go to Top