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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jumpstart comic talks urban gardening…a little

I thought this Sunday’s Jumpstart comic was quite funny and slips in a reference to urban gardening, too. Read more on this topic: Vermiculture with Urban-Worms.com Video: Urban Beekeeping: Ins and Outs – Dos and Don’ts – Webinar I Like This – Seattle City website declares – 2010 The Year of Urban Agriculture Your Urban […]

In the news for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Urban homesteaders find ideal ground in Altadena Neighbors swap produce, honey, eggs and much more in Altadena, where the urban homesteading movement has produced much more than sustenance. March 10, 2011 Los Angeles Times By Veronique de Turenne Sometimes, the peach on a backyard tree is just a peach, a sweet, home-grown bonus. In certain […]