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What to Plant Now: March in Southern California Zone 10b

Plant What to do Recommended Varieties Arugula Sow seed directly Common Asparagus Pea/ Winged Bean Sow seed directly Urizun Japanese Basil Sow seed directly Genovese, Thai, Dark Purple, Lettuce Leaf Beans – bush Sow seed directly Beurre de Rocquencourt, Contender, Buff Valentine Beans – climbing/ pole Sow seed directly 1500 Year Old Cave, Black Turtle…

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What to Plant Now: January in Southern California Zone 10b

January is hands down the busiest month of gardening if you live in Southern California. Not only are you juggling your regular garden maintenance, but you are rapidly starting amazing new varieties for spring and summer. While exciting, January can be an exhausting month for the Southern California gardener. My advice? Batch out your seed…

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2022 Garden Projects

I find great delight in dreaming of all the possibilities the garden has to offer. I constantly strive to make use of every bit of space while maintaining a strong sense of aesthetics, inventive design, and overall practicality. In 2021, I laid much of the groundwork for my new garden – built raised beds, planted…

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Brothy Beans, A Cozy Work From Home Lunch

Over the past two years of working from home, I have gravitated towards cozy broths, soups, and stews to nourish and comfort me. I’ve made this rendition of brothy beans many times over the past two years. What I like most is that this recipe is very versatile and adaptable depending on what you have…

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How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Kale in Your Garden

Growing your own kale should be on every gardener’s list for how little effort it requires to grow a sizable crop. Kale requires very little space and produces leaves all season long. I’ve grown kale plants that last me over a year! Follow my tips for planting, growing, and harvesting your kale to ensure an…

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The Ultimate Gardening Essentials Guide

My passion for gardening has led me to try many different tools and items related to my pursuits.  I have put together an ultimate guide to my favorite gardening essentials – tools, harvests, canning/ preserving, organization, and chickens. Tools A few good pair of snips are essential for any gardener. I reach for both my…

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