Ever seen a great looking Lavender plant and wished it was growing at your home instead? Read on then and I’ll tell you how to easily propagate lavender, and other perennials for that matter. How I easily propagate lavender plants: The best time to propagate plants is in early spring, when the plant is just…
Picture This: Little seedlings in the garden
After building the new garden bed, I started planting the seeds I got from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. You might remember them from when Erin and I did the West Coast Trip and stopped over at their “Seed Bank”. Now here is the lineup of new seedlings in the garden:
Picture This: Monster Brussels Sprout
I was recently mentioning this plant to a friend and thought I would pull this picture up you all. This Brussels Sprout was grown in early 2010 in Silverlake, Ca. I’m still not sure what caused this plant to bare such a monstrous stalk and would love to hear your experiences with freaky plants :)
Wild Cucumber Season is Here
It’s the time of the year when the Marah Macrocarpus, or wild cucumber, plant starts fruiting. This is a truly versatile plant.
About SRI and how it could better feed the world
SRI, originally a rice farming technique developed in Madagascar by French Jesuit Henri de Laulanie, stands for System of Rice Intensification. This system spawns from over twenty years of observation of “deviant” farmers in the area. Instead of espousing the rice paddy‘s traditional approach, this technique: Transplants the seedlings at a very early stage in the…
Wild cucumbers, who knew?
If you have ever looked around the, even semi, wild part of your city then you will most likely have ran into the versatile wild cucumber. This amazing vining plant is found all over western North America. These are the species that are found in California. I literally see these at least ten times a…