THE LAYOUT We’re now putting the final touches on our Spring/Summer Garden- just in time too! Here’s the layout: SPRING/SUMMER CROP LIST 2019 Artichokes Green Globe Chicory & Radicchio Castelfranco Endive/Rhodos Grumolo Rossa di Verona Radicchio Rossa di Treviso Radicchio Rossa di Verona Dragon Chile Peppers Ajvarski Barker X-Hot Big Jim Carolina Reaper Craig’s Grande jalapeño Fatalii Fushimi Hatch Green Hatch Red Pimiento de Padron … Continue reading Spring/Summer 2019 Crops & Layout!
Since our greenhouse is our living room, and the weather is finally warming up in southern California, it’s time to start our seeds. Last weekend, during our first warm, sunny morning in months, we started chile peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, and basil (see varieties below). For all you SoCal gardeners out there, here’s a breakdown of our method: Seeds: We started planting our summer plant seeds, … Continue reading Ready, Set, Start Seeds!
When tomato fruits are exposed to direct sun in really hot weather, they are susceptible to sunscald. Sunscald is more apparent on plants with sparse foliage or those that have lost foliage due to disease. The leaves on many of our plants in “Tomato Land” contracted a fungus that was easily rid of, but caused a lot of foliage to shrivel up, exposing our much … Continue reading Sunscald on Tomatoes- Aaagh!
I didn’t know a thing about chicories and radicchios except that they’re expensive, gourmet, and look pretty. Of course, when R asked me what they’re like, I told him it is all similar to lettuce. Unsuspecting the almost unpalatable raw bitter taste and rather firm texture, R decided to throw a handful of large leafed treviso in his burrito while walking around the garden. The … Continue reading White Beans & Bitter Greens (Bacon or vegan? You choose!)