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Container Garden Update 41: Pots are filling up, radishes go to seed and time to harvest

The watering system is making everything come alive. The radishes bolt in the high heat and it is time to harvest some oregano and peppermint for drying. See what was happening in the container garden last year at this time: Container Garden Update 6    Subscribe on YouTube:       Watch on YouTube Watch […]

Video: In the garden…August 17, 2013: Planting carrots, cauliflower, green onions and beans

Now that the side bed has been turned into a raised bed, it’s time to plant. Today I put in short rows of green onions, Parisian Carrots. Cauliflower and beans. Part of the “Dog Days of Podcasting” 30 Day Challenge – http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like […]

Video: In the garden…July 21, 2013: Onion and Sweet Potato Harvest

Back in the garden after our Ohio vacation visiting family and touring colleges, we harvest our onions and sweet potatoes and learn how to have a better crop next time. Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes […]

My Favorite Garden Things for May 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Garden / Grass and Stone Path Garden /  Lashed bamboo trellis Garden / Straw Bale Sofa Garden / Skippy’s Vegetable Garden: pear blossoms Garden /  clay and limestone: Rhododendron periclymenoides Garden / 6 early […]

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 […]

Garden Alphabet: Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas)

Garden Alphabet: Sweet Potato Growing food is one of the most fulfilling things you can do in your garden although growing flowers also provides much for the soul. My wife has been pushing me to grow more food for the last several years, so when these sweet potatoes started sprouting in the pantry, it seemed […]

Video: In the garden…May 3, 2013: Poor drainage makes for potato problems

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. It looks like the potato die-off is related to poor drainage. Learn from my mistake. I plant some sunflower seeds to fill the hole and plop a zucchini and tomato into the […]

My Favorite Garden Things for April 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Garden / Japanese garden decoration Garden / Permaculture Ideas..Trellises for Peas and Beans Garden / Growing potatoes organically: when and how to plant, hill and harvest — A Way to Garden […]

Garden Vocabulary: Bolting

Bolting “Bolting is when agricultural and horticultural crops prematurely produce a flowering stem (or stems) before the crop is harvested, in a natural attempt to produce seeds[1] and hence reproduce. These flowering stems are usually vigorous extensions of existing leaf-bearing stems, and in order to produce them, a plant diverts resources away from producing the […]

Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench

I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show, we check on the frugal lettuce and see why it failed and I fix up my make-do potting bench in the back yard. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on […]