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March 2011

What I’m Reading… Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon

You don’t have to be a proponent of survivalist training to understand the joys of preserving what food you are giving so you can enjoy it later, usually when the food would not be available otherwise. Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It runs the gamut of preserved foods. The title says it all and then […]

Question: What are your garden planting plans this season?

Chime in on this Facebook Question on the A Gardener’s Notebook Fan page… Click to Answer Read more on this topic: AGN is now on Facebook #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 Moving AGN to WordPress

What I’m Reading…The Wild Garden by William Robinson

This is a new edition of Robinson’s Fifth Edition of 1895 edition along with extensive expanded material. There is a long commentary on the original work and dozens of amazing photographs illustrating Robinson’s concepts on “The Wild Garden.” The new material, including the lovely photographs, are by Rick Darke. I have what is best described […]

#treechat – Another chat for the gardener in you

I came across another great Twitter chat today in the form of #treechat. There was lots of good information and discussion. Today’s topic was tree planting and early care. With so many cities giving away free trees these days, if really pays to know as much as you can about the trees before you plant […]

Video: Tomatomania 2011: Scenes and Interview

Douglas E. Welch from A Gardener’s Notebook visits Tomatomania 2011 in Encino, California. He interviews Scott Daigre, organizer of Tomoatomania at a dozen locations across the country and chats with a few of the tomato buyers, many who come back year after year. Tomatomania hosts over 250 varieties for sale at each location from beefsteak, […]

Photos: Tomatomania 2011

I spent the day wandering around Tomatomania 2011 here in Encino, California today. Here are some quick photos I shot. I was more concentrated on taking extensive video of the event, including an interview with Tomatomania organizer, Scott Daigre. I will be posting that video in the next few days. View an album of photos […]

Elsewhere Online: The Dry Garden: ‘Reimagining the California Lawn’

I will try and catch up with the authors as they make their tour nearby. I could use a lot of advice like this in sprucing up my own garden. Seen in The Dry Garden: ‘Reimagining the California Lawn’ from L.A. at Home by Craig Nakano Maybe you want to remove your lawn. Maybe you […]

I Like This – March 25, 2011

A collection of career items I found interesting this week. Spring garden shows and tours in Southern California – March 23, 2011 – A great list of SoCal shows. I will be highlighting a few of these in the AGN Garden Events Calendar. Garden Destinations: Arlington Gardens, Pasadena – March 21, 2011 Garden: of Marqueyssac […]

Giveaway: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas

“Like” the Gardener’s Notebook Facebook page before March 31, 2011 for a chance to win my review copy of Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas. I will randomly pick a Facebook “fan” to receive the book. Review: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas Whenever I am talking with people […]

Event: Free Online garden classes – Healthy Garden Training Series

A Year in the Yarden twittered info on this series of classes earlier this evening. There are some interesting classes listed, great for any garden that might want to learn a bit more about a wide variety of garden topics. Online classes start March 29, 2011 Register today! Healthy Garden Training Series The USDA People’s […]