Monthly Archives: April 2011
Of all the posts I’ve written, the most viewed is last month’s “What to Grow in Los Angeles/So Cal in April.” Apparently, a lot of new gardeners have the same problem I had when learning to garden here: we have … Continue reading
The chickens are laying a lot The result of busy foraging The lettuce is readyThe snow and sugar snap peas are taking offThe beans are floweringThe beans provide nitrogen for the cornThe Thyme is floweringThe yellow zucchini is fruitingThe cucumber … Continue reading
It is warming up in Los Angeles (again). With all of the rain, the grass grows fast. The hens love the grass clippings. Johnny-CadeTwo-BitDallasCherryPony BoyTwo-BitTwo-BitTwo-Bit thinks my bandaged finger is a treatSoda PopThe girls enjoying a Spring morning
Thanks to big business like Bayer, the U.S. lags behind European Countries in banning neonicotinoids. France, Germany and Italy have banned neonicotinoids and their bee populations have rebounded. England is considering it but the U.S. does not appear to be … Continue reading
Southern California is undoubtedly one of the best places to live as a gardener! We can grow many things year round. And our season is long enough for great melons. But, we have a lot of issues, too. First, we … Continue reading
Here in Los Angeles, it is really warm (thank goodness!). And my bees are busy!
I notice that a lot of people hit my blog by searching “artichoke” and “square foot gardening.” Check out my entry about growing artichokes:(https://themidnightgardener.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/artichoke/) In the meantime, while driving through LA today, I noticed a neighbor with artichoke plants, so … Continue reading