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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 […]

Photo: Limoncello Making: Day 10

Here is a shot of my Limoncello in progress after 10 days of steeping in grain alcohol. After another 4-5 days we will be ready to strain the lemon peels from the liquid and add a simple syrup to make the Limoncello itself. This will then sit for a couple of months to allow it […]

Photos: A neighbor’s front yard garden

A neighbor near my favorite coffee shop in Studio City has had this front yard vegetable garden for a few years now. They carve out some sections of their lawn and created these beds. I have seen everything from Swiss Chard to Spinach to cabbage to lettuce growing there. In some of the larger plots […]

Video: Making Limoncello Part 1

Douglas makes Limoncello, an Italian lemon liquor or digestivo using lemons and grain alcohol. Part 2 will follow in a few weeks after the first step in the process is completed. Start your batch today and join in the fun. Commments/Questions: Send email to agn@welchwrite.com or call 818-804-5049 to leave a voice mail. Can’t see the video above? Watch […]

Event and Photos: Altadena Community Garden and Farmers Market

We stopped by the Altadena Farmer’s Market today and ran across the adjacent Altadena Community Garden. We got a short tour of these amazing gardens and also found that this weekend they will be having their 38th annual Altadena Community Garden Picnic & Resource Fair. “June 30, 2012 marks the 38th annual Altadena Community Garden Picnic […]