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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 […]

Photos: Pumpkin Flowers

A few months ago I smashed a pumpkin into a newly made hole in the garden. We had had a tree removed and the pit where the stump had been seemed a good location to build up a garden bed. I added some compost to the whole, dumped in the pumpkin, chopped it up to […]

Elsewhere: Best tomato cages: Six picks from the pros

I came across this short LA Times article on tomato cages and saw that Scott Daigre of Tomatomania was one of those interviewed. I have interviewed Scott myself on 2 occasions as our local tomato mania event happens just a mile from our house. You can see my interview with Scott in the video below. […]

Photo: Lemon Blossoms

A few lemon blossoms in the garden today. See all of Douglas’ pictures on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: Orange blossoms about to open Photos: Cherry Blossoms at Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, CA Photo: Euryops (Bush daisy) Photo: Tomatoes in HDR Photo: Oaks, acorns and an unidentified spider that needs a name

It fig-gy time again!

The figs are showing up on our volunteer fig again. What treats will we make this time? Click for larger image Read more on this topic: Photo: Orange blossom time here in Southern California Photo: Tomatoes in HDR Photo: Figgy pudding, perhaps? Photo: Oaks, acorns and an unidentified spider that needs a name Photo: Fig […]

Photo: Tomatoes in HDR

Another 2 HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos from the garden. These look very similar, but the way the HDR stick program merges the 3 pictures cause slight differences in each. Click for larger image Click for larger image   Read more on this topic: The garden in HDR Photo: Oaks, acorns and an unidentified spider […]

Project: DIY upside down tomato grower

I have been toying around with various container ideas in order to get the most out of my heavily shaded property. We are surrounded by mature trees, so sunlight can be hard to come buy. One way around this is to use containers, large and small, that allow me to move things into the sunniest […]

Photo: Orange blossom time here in Southern California

It is orange blossom time here in Southern California and the air is heavy with their scent whenever you walk outside. It looks promising for another bumper crop this year of backyard fruit. We have to get ours from our neighbors, but there are usually many to go around. We typically end up with grocery […]