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Jun 26

Oh…BEE-have! A Guide to Bee-Friendly Gardening

Download the PDF to the handout for my “Oh…Beehave” class on bee-friendly gardening!

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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.”

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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.

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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)

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Feb 10

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Strawberries

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

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Sep 25

Growing Veggies in Containers (PDF)

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

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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?

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Jul 18

Gardening Guides – U.S. & International: State/Regional

The following links are gardening guides requested by HGEL fans from across the country and around the world on our facebook fan page. I have only posted guides from reliable sites (i.e. university horticulture depts. & cooperative extension offices, Master Gardener sites, etc.)

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Jul 17

Putting the SUN in your garden…the beautiful sunflower

Sunflowers…summer happiness on a stalk!

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May 1

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Corn

Corn has deep roots.
Roots that entwine so deeply into our collective ancestral memory that we can accurately describe corn as ancient.

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