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July 2012

Gardening videos on the Douglas E. Welch YouTube Channel

Each of my blogs has a section on my YouTube Channel where you can check out and share the various videos you see here. You can find all the garden-related videos in this YouTube Playlist for A Gardener’s Notebook. Can’t see the playlist above? Watch all the garden videos on YouTube. Read more on this […]

Elsewhere: Cattle Panel Arch Trellis via Pinterest

This looks like a great idea to use the space between your raise beds and provide climbing space for vegetables like cucumbers, squash, peas, etc. Source: forums.gardenweb.com via Douglas on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Recycle: Pallet trellis for vegetable garden climbers Cucumber trellis and plant volunteers Elsewhere: Whimsical Garden Gate via Pinterest Elsewhere: […]

Gardens of the World: Palais Royal, Paris, France

We had an opportunity to visit Paris (for only 2 days) back in 2000. With a 2 1/2 year old boy in tow on that trip, finding places for him to run and burn off energy was of the utmost importance. Luckily, this garden existed just steps from the Hotel du Louvre where we were […]

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 […]

Elsewhere: DIY: Potting Bench from Censtational Girl via Pinterest

Detailed build instructions for this potting bench over at Censational Girl… Source: centsationalgirl.com via Douglas on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Homemade Potting soil and potting bench Elsewhere: DIY garden concrete stepping stones Elsewhere: A beautiful Autumn path found on Pinterest Project: DIY upside down tomato grower A Different DIY Garden from Troy-Bilt’s “The […]

Video: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 002

In this update we harvest some kale for our soup pot and talk briefly about using wine bottles for container irrigation. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001” on YouTube  Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative […]

Kale rising!

It is good to see the kale finally getting ahead of the cabbage butterflies. I see the white butterfly around that specific container nearly every time I go out. In the future, I may need to throw some floating row cover over it just to keep the butterflies (and their larvae) out. Kale is one […]

Cucumber trellis and plant volunteers

After discovering that one of the plants on the container was a cucumber, I put out a small trellis for it to climb today. (See Container Vegetable Garden Update 001) We have pieces of this trellis all over the garden from the previous owners (16 years ago!?!?) so we always have a bit to use […]

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: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001

A quick update on the container garden as I harvest some lettuce for our dinner. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES directly effect how […]