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Mar 21

Getting Yourself & Your Garden in Shape for Spring

Spring equinox is March 20th around my part of the world and it’s coming up fast and furious. Now, I have to admit that doing my spring garden prep work was never a source of serious intestinal “knottage” in my earlier years. In fact it was a seasonal milestone that I really looked forward to…a sort of “back to school” feeling that everything was nothing but possibilities.

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Feb 8

HOW TO MANAGE SOIL AND YOUR EDIBLES AFTER A FLOOD OR HEAVY RAIN

Originally posted in 2011, I wanted to update and re-post this as California (and the country) deals with the wettest winter in years, ending years of drought. Our thoughts are with all who are in the areas of the state-wide wild fires that devastated the homes and communities of so many.  These areas are extremely […]

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Dec 17

Easy Chart on How to Use the Herbs from your Garden…and Spices Too!

I don’t know about you, but as much as I enjoy growing herbs I admit sometimes I can’t remember the best ways to use them in my kitchen! This chart from www.deliciousdeliveriesinc.com might help!

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Nov 28

Your Garden’s Legacy: Seed Harvesting and Saving

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has
been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed
there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Jul 26

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Peppers

What would our culinary creations be without the pretty pepper?

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Apr 9

The Color Purple

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple Long a favorite color of mine when I design a culinary potager garden or edible landscape, there is now a much more important reason to not only include […]

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Sep 24

Spotlight Edible Of The Day: Cole Crops – Broccoli

Cole Crops are a group of veggies that belong to the mustard family – Brassicaceae. The varieties included in this family are Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Kale and Collards, and Kohlrabi.

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Jul 12

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Summer Squash – Zucchini

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
Jim Davis, ‘Garfield’

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Apr 14

Getting Ready for Tomato Time with UC Davis!

    Here’s a great article on growing tomatoes! Know what you grow Ladies and Gents! Click on document to read entire article.

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Jul 12

The Cook’s Garden by HGEL Opens Garden Boxes for Lease by Home Cooks

Ever since we were going through build-out at The Cook’s Garden by HGEL on Abbot Kinney here in Venice, CA, we have been approached by many residents in the neighborhood asking about opportunities to lease a box for themselves and their families. While we continue to talk to restaurants and chefs in the area, we have decided to open a limited number of boxes to home cooks in the neighborhood.

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