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Container Garden Update 33: Cleaning up the potting bench before vacation

It’s time to clean up the potting bench before we head out on a short vacation. I retire some failed cuttings and seedlings and pot on some of the successful rooting experiments so the “garden sitter” has a little less to do. Parsley and lettuce are left to go to seed in an experiment in […]

Video: Container Garden Update 31: Lettuce and lavender…and geraniums,too

This frugal lettuce is working, but the high heat is also causing others to bolt. I take cuttings from our 17-year-old geranium and also some lavender in hopes of making more. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 31” on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this […]

Video: Container Garden Update 30: Pots on the bench are sprouting and growing!

Checking in on the potting bench today. Geraniums and lantana are starting to sprout. Jacaranda trees are continuing to grow and the oregano is sprouting.. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 30” on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel […]

Video: Container Garden Update 29: At the potting bench with palm and locust

I spend some time at the potting bench today, checking on those things we planted previously and adding a few more, including a palm seed found in the neighborhood and a locust seedling from my own garden. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 29” on YouTube  Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for […]

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 […]

Subscribed 36: The Rusted Vegetable Garden with Gary Pilarchik

Subscribed 36: The Rusted Vegetable Garden with Gary Pilarchik Both a blog and YouTube Channel, Gary provides a wealth of gardening information. I subscribe to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, although I discovered him through his channel first. I find myself making lots of notes when I watch his videos. I am trying […]

A Gift of Epiphyllum from my friend, Keri

I mentioned in a previous post that my friend Keri from Animalbytes had joined us for our trip to the Southern California Spring Garden Show last week. She grows Epiphyllum in her garden and there were tons to look at at the show. This got me a little interested in, perhaps, growing some of my […]

A Gardener’s Notebook April 2013 Update

It’s Spring! Time to Propagate!April 10, 2013 From A Gardener’s Notebook Newsletter – Join the Mailing List today! It is Springtime here in the Northern Hemisphere and the thoughts of a young gardener turn to propagation. No, not THAT type of propagation, but rather the making of more plants for our gardens. Whether planting seeds […]