Category Archive: Drought/Water Scarcity

Transitions: Saying Goodbye to My Summer Garden

The garden is beginning its transition. Tomato production is coming to an end; the Italian Heirloom and Juane Negib varieties purchased at the CCMG Annual Tomato Sale are spent, leaving only the Stupice… Continue reading

Sidebar: Helpful Drought Tips

The attached document was recently put together by the Contra Costa Master Gardeners, and I wanted to pass it along to anyone who is facing water scarcity this coming growing season. The document addresses the… Continue reading

February Wind-Down

With the recent rains in Northern California and along the west coast, I’ve found myself daydreaming about having plenty of water to irrigate my fruit trees, plants and vegetable garden, and enjoying an… Continue reading

He Aint Heavy, Unless He’s Clay: Know Thy Soil

The type of soil in your landscape largely determines how often you should water.   Each soil type has its pros and cons.  For example, while Clay soil retains so much wonderful organic… Continue reading

Sidebar: Dry Farming Tomatoes

The rain has finally been coming down.  While it is a relief to see the rain here in California, that doesn’t mean the end to the drought.  We may be at about 50%… Continue reading

Hey Man, Mulch Is Where Its At: Can You Dig It

Mulch is Groovy.  The late, great folk artist Pete Seeger even sang a song about Mulch called the Garden Song.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u90qRE2F7CM) Back in the day (waaaaaaaay back), when there were marches for civil rights,… Continue reading