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Video: The Peterson Garden Project in Chicago, Illinois

  The Peterson Garden Project is a not-for-profit organization (Chicago, IL) looking to inspire everyone they meet to grown their own food and community. If you love the taste of a homegrown tomato, are curious about growing food yourself, and would like to make urban gardening the norm, not the exception — then they’re looking […]

Garden Alphabet: Orange

  Link: Orange from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Nandina Paperwhites Read more on this topic: Garden Alphabet: Eucalyptus Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Garden Alphabet: Nandina Garden Alphabet: Brugmansia Photo: Orange blossom time here in Southern California

Video: Digs: 3 fruit trees for small space yards and patios

I found this on a recent Google+ posting and wanted to pass it along. Check out their YouTube Channel and Subscribe! Can’t see the video above? Watch it on YouTube by clicking here Check out Digs YouTube Channel Read more on this topic: Video: Making Limoncello Part 1 Video: Making Limoncello Part 2 Video: In […]

Huge Sfusato Lemon – A cross between a lemon and citron

My sister sent me this photo after we talked about these huge lemons in our family Google Hangout today. My goodness are they huge! After seeing this I had to do some research to see exactly what this beast was. After doing a little Internet research, it looks like this is a Sfusato lemon — […]

2012 Gift Guide: Backyard Giants: The Passionate, Heartbreaking and Glorious Quest to Grow the Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Susan Warren

Backyard Giants: The Passionate, Heartbreaking and Glorious Quest to Grow the Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Susan Warren There are some that say gardening contains all the drama of human life — happiness and sadness, triumph and defeat, jealousy, hatred, life and death. Of course, there are some elements of gardening that contain all this and […]

Photos: Volunteer melon from the container garden

A week or so ago, before my health issues, I noticed that this small melon had detached itself from its vine, a sure sign that it thought itself ripe. It was so small, I wasn’t sure it would actually be edible, but today my wife carved it open and pronounced it “tasty!” This plant was […]

Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005

In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners and the cucumber that..er…might not be…uh…a cucumber, but a watermelon instead. Well, the flowers ARE very similar, even if the fruit is not. (LAUGH) Music: “Whiskey on the MIssissippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container […]

Video: Up close and personal with heirloom Cherokee Purple tomato

A quick video from Diane Mumm shows off the Cherokee Purple tomato. Looks interesting. See more gardening videos on Diane’s YouTube Channel – Diane’s Into Gardening- Grow Something Green  Read more on this topic: Video: Watering seedlings made easy Elsewhere: Best tomato cages: Six picks from the pros Gardening playlist from Douglas’ YouTube Channel Video: […]

Photo: In the (container) garden for August 8, 2012

A few shots from the container garden taken yesterday evening. I counted at least 6 cucumbers starting to fruit in one container and saw new leaves sprouting from the strawberry plants. The zucchini plants are throwing off flowers like crazy, too. I also glimpsed a few tiny sprouts of oregano and spinach coming up in […]

Video: Making Limoncello Part 2

** Watch this video first (Making Limoncello Part 1) to see the entire process Douglas makes Limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur (digestivo) using lemons from friends and grain alcohol. Part 2 finishes the process by straining the lemon peels and adding the simple syrup. Commments/Questions: Send email to agn@welchwrite.com or call 818-804-5049 to leave a voice mail. Can’t see […]