Category Archives: Beans & Peas

What to Grow in Los Angeles/So Cal in June

If you are a new gardener, you’ll want to know a little bit about harvesting the fruit of your labor.  Harvest leaf plants, root veggies and summer squash while they are young and tender.  Fertilize everything once a month except … Continue reading

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What to Grow in Los Angeles/So Cal in May

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

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A Busy Garden

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

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What to Grow in Los Angeles/So Cal in April

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

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Micro-climate

I try to think of ways to add garden space in my yard in a place where the veggies won’t be trampled on by my dear Rhodesian Ridgebacks. I have wanted to use the side yard but my dogs love … Continue reading

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Green Beans and Peas

This Spring, I have grown Kentucky Pole (green) beans, Snow Peas and Sugar Snap Peas. A tangled mess of sugar snaps and Kentucky pole green beans. Sugar snaps are best right off the vine. Green Beans: Green beans are a … Continue reading

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