Tag Archive: permaculture

Be A Dear And Pass The Broccoli

As a child growing up in the 60’s, I knew broccoli only as some horrendous green, gloppy thing my mother forced me to eat. I don’t recall eating fresh broccoli until my early… Continue reading

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

More on Soil Solarization: How to Kill Those Germs

Instead of “reinventing the wheel”,  I am going to list the steps to follow in order to solarize your soil.  At the end of this post, you will find links to two very… Continue reading

Potato/Potahto: Growing Potatoes in the Backyard

You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto, Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto! Lets call the whole thing off! (Lyrics by George/Ira Gershwin) This was the first year… Continue reading

Garden-Geeking: Of Shoes and Eggplants

I remember when I was a little girl, my mom would take me shoe shopping.  It was very exciting to go to Buster Browns (and later Nordstrom’s when it was still just a… Continue reading

Getting’ Your Pollination On

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even Syrphids do it. They all do it. They all pollinate. You would think that with so many pollinators around, it would be easy to grow squash and… Continue reading