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Video: Container Garden Update 28: Lettuce harvest and working through the potting bench

I harvest some baby buttercrunch lettuce to give more space to remaining heads and then work through everything on the potting bench to check for success and failure. Finally I pot up lantana layerings from our recent pruning (See In the Garden series for more info). Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 28” on […]

Video: Container Garden Update 27: Potting up Epiphyllum and scented geranium cuttings

My friend offered up 2 Epiphyllum cuttings and also 3 types of scented geraniums. Even with today’s 100+ heat, I got them all potted up an don the bench.Fingers crossed for lots of new plants in a few weeks. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 27” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” […]

Video: Container Garden Update 26: More cuttings and some progress on our first batch

It’s raining — in Los Angeles — in May! Almost unheard of! Still a few sprinkles can’t keep us out of the garden. I check in the containers including the strawberries, herb pot, nasturiums and everything on the potting bench. New propagation attempts include jacaranda, jasmine, Clytostoma and more rosemary starts in water instead of […]

Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench

I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show, we check on the frugal lettuce and see why it failed and I fix up my make-do potting bench in the back yard. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on […]

Video: Container Garden Update 24: Nasturtiums arise, basil pinching and checking the rosemary cuttings

Putting a new camera to use today, so this is the first episode at 1080p resolution. We check in on the nasturtiums, which are just coming up, the frugal lettuce, which is struggling and the basil, which is doing well. Further check-ins with the rosemary cuttings and ficus on the potting bench. What’s happening in […]

Video: Container Garden Update 23 – More propagation, camphor seedlings and germinating Ficus benjamina

Checking in on last week’s rosemary cuttings, showing off some Ficus benjamina seeds and ficus repans cuttings and potting up some camphor tree seedlings. Also, quick up date on all the usual containers, too. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on any of the web […]

Video: Container Garden Update 22 – Propagation Project Begins – Rosemary

I start my long delayed propagation project by taking and preparing rosemary cuttings for rooting. I am looking for transplants to use as rosemary topiary and also to build a rosemary hedge, if possible. This could take a looooooong time, but you have to start somewhere. PS Make sure you watch all the way to the […]

Video: Container Garden Update 21 – A new container, more frugal lettuce and cutting some parsley

I add a new container with some nasturtiums and some more “frugal lettuce”. Also, I cut some parsley for tonight’s pot of soup and give some more updates. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on any of the web and social media sites linked below! […]

Video: Container Garden Update 20: Slow going and some frugal lettuce

The containers are slowing down as the hot days arrive here in Los Angeles. A lettuce root from the store provides both lunch and a new start in a container. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on any of the web and social media sites […]

Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil

This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along with some worm castings for added nutrients. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on any of the web and social media sites linked below! Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container […]