Community Garden Plot – Update
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Howdy, all! Summer is just around the corner, and both my patio garden and the community garden plot I share are growing like gangbusters. (The plot seems to grow weeds better than anything else, but we’re making it work.) You … Continue reading

Earth Day 2015 – Gardening in a Drought
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Continued from: Earth Day 2015 – Cooking in a Drought Moving on from the cooking segment of my Earth Day two-parter, let’s talk about our small-scale gardens, whether they be on our patios or part of a larger community. Last … Continue reading

Garden Update – April 6, 2015
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Spring has sprung here in Los Angeles (let’s be honest, it’s been “spring” since mid-February), and that means it’s time to stick stuff in dirt! It’s been years, literally, since I last gave an update on my little patio garden, … Continue reading

May – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  Tarragon. Tarragon is one of those herbs that I have seen frequently on lists of “top herbs and spices to have in your kitchen” or included as part of an 18-bottle spice rack combo pack.  It is one of … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Finis
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  Hey, gang.  Apologies for falling behind on the posting!  Life picked up, colder weather kicked in, and there really wasn’t a whole lot going on that was new and exciting.  Sadly, I think I have to call it: Garden … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Six
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It’s been six and a half months since Bro and I started Garden 2012, and as we move into Fall, things are beginning to slow down, growth-wise.  In the next few weeks Bro and I need to reevaluate what we’ve … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Five
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 We had a surprise rain storm quite literally out of the blue this week while I was en route from work.  By all accounts, it was sunny and warm one moment, dumping buckets the next, and then right back to … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Four
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It’s official: I have given up trying to wrangle the mass of tomato, tomatillo and black bean plants that seem determined to intertwine, making a mess of the left-hand side of our patio.  With Bro and I both working day … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Three
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Several weeks ago, I ordered dinner from a fabulous Chinese restaurant in my little neighborhood.  A short while later, it was delivered by an adorable, chubby-cheeked Asian man, who took one look at the plants peeping over the top of … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-One
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     And so begins our sixth month of gardening this year.   I have to say that it’s been really interesting for me to track our progress in blog form.  Not only does it serve as a nifty reminder of … Continue reading