Category Archives: Organic Gardening

How to grow a organic garden in the worst soil on earth!

Beating the Heat

  Last weekend (6/46-27) we had record-breaking heat for June. In Southern California June usually brings with it morning fog that burns off mid-day. We used to call it June-gloom… used to that is until our new weather pattern set in (I refuse to say we are having a draught!) for good it seems. Now […]

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The Haps! (in my organic garden & places elsewhere)

  Hello everyone, Long time no blog.  My best friend Ange would start her blog posts with “The Haps.”  Ange passed away from breast cancer three years ago.  I know she is smiling down on us with two thumbs up ;O)  Our organic garden is  progressing well (despite the slow start this year.)  We are […]

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Spring has sprung!… I think?

Well so far all that El Nino has meant for Southern California is an early spring.  We have had temperatures in the mid to upper 80’s, so it feels like early summer.  All winter we have worked on various projects.  Our daughter Rebekah got married so we converted our garage into a studio apartment which […]

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Winter Garden

2015 hallmarks my first winter garden.  I have planted cabbage, carrots, beats,  kale, sugar peas, broccoli, rapini, spinach, bok choy, and brussel sprouts.  So far everything is growing great!  My cherry tomato plant from last spring is still hanging on for dear life and producing some tomatoes here and there and much to my great […]

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Summer Harvest~Fall Planting

  It is hard to believe that our long hot summer is over.  Probably that is partly because it is still in the 90’s most of the time!  My garden has been ready for fall planting except for an exceptionally productive cherry tomato plant, my eggplant, and the sweet potatoes that are still maturing.  Oh, […]

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