Category Archive: Sidebar

Sidebar: So Little Time, So Much to Do – I’m Dreaming of Tomatoes

The Contra Costa Master Gardener Season begins on April 1st! With the kick-off of the season, our demonstration garden holds the annual Great Tomato Plant Sale. Almost 60 varieties of tomatoes from all… Continue reading

Sidebar: My Strawberry “Patch” Misadventure

One of the DIY projects making the rounds on-line is planting strawberries in gutters. The photos look so wonderful. A couple of my friends forwarded the projects to me because they thought this… Continue reading

Sidebar: The Quarter-Acre Farm, by Spring Warren

If you’re feeling a little crazy and considering turning your front and/or backyard into a small permaculture farm, The Quarter-Acre Farm, by Spring Warren, is a great book to read.  It gives you… Continue reading

Sidebar: Sun Calculators

Tracking the Sun’s position over your property helps to determine how much sun or shade there is during the day and where the sun and shade are on your property during the day.… 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

Sidebar: A Word About Climate Maps

One of the most invaluable tools to have is to understand the climate you live in and how it will affect your gardening and landscaping plans.  There are a plethora of plants out… Continue reading