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Posts Tagged ‘edible gardening’

Jun 24

Interplanting (Companion Planting) for Pest Control and Healthier Gardens

Companion planting (aka interplanting) is an ancient farming method of using plants to enhance and support each other. For example, about 2,000 years ago the Roman agriculturalist, Varro, declared “Large walnut trees close by, make the border of the farm sterile.”


Apr 21

The World’s MOST WANTED BUG! Have you seen the Asian Citrus Psyllid?

You may remember hearing that the Asian Citrus Pysllid was found recently in Hacienda Heights (suburb of the San Gabriel Valley in LA County) generating renewed concern about the possible spread of the devastating and incurable citrus disease, Huanglongbing or Citrus Greening Disease which could desecrate our 1.2 BILLION dollar citrus industry in California as […]


Apr 18

Making the Case for Heirloom/Open Pollinated Seeds Without Saying a Word…

Click HERE to view this infographic on its website.


Mar 5

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Cool Season Crops – Leeks

A beautiful and ancient monocot, the leek is, as far as I’m concerned, a necessity in any serious cool season culinary garden.


Feb 26

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Cool Season Crops – Artichoke

“Remind me to tell you about the time I looked into the heart of an artichoke.”
Bette Davis as Margo Channing in ‘All About Eve’ (1950)


Feb 10

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Strawberries

Ahhh, strawberries. There’s probably no other fruit that stirs little girl memories like strawberries!


Jan 29

What’s in a Teaspoon of Soil – The Care and Feeding of Your Precious Soil Food Web

The soil food web is the community of organisms living all or part of their lives in the soil.
Soil organisms support plant health as they decompose organic matter, cycle nutrients, enhance soil structure, and control the populations of soil organisms including crop pests.


Oct 4

Well…infu-use me! Now it’s legal?

As those of you who have followed my GroEdibles blog and facebook page for awhile may remember, I have written and lectured about and designed cocktail gardens as well as thoroughly enjoyed the ‘garden-fresh’ infused cocktails produced from them for years now. We’re talking about the garden-to-glass movement that has been as popular with skilled […]


Sep 25

Growing Veggies in Containers (PDF)

Source: LA County Master Gardener Program Click on image to download PDF


Aug 17

Wish You Could Save Summer in a Bottle? You Can…Can! Preservation Nation!

As soon as the resurgence in interest in learning to grow your own food began a few years back, could a growing interest in food preservation be far behind?