Time and Temp


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• African daisies
• California Poppy
• Calendula
• Calla Lily
• Narcissus
• Lavander
• Ivy geranium
• Mexican Sage
• Pride of Madera
• Lantana
• Society garlic
• Wild geranium


• Baby arugula
• Onion and garlic greens
• Thyme
• Rhubarb
• Parsley
• Strawberries


How Many Vegetables Do I Need to Plant?

A Small Vegetable Bed for a Small Family

A Small Vegetable Bed for a Small Family



It’s decision time for most of us on the Central Coast. We need to plan what and how many vegetable seeds to plant. I’ve simplified my planting over the years. I’m not into preserving like I used to be. Our offspring are grown and […]

Snowpeas-Are They Worth Growing?

Snowpeas Ready for Harvest


Snowpeas Ready for Harvest


I planted snowpeas in March and they are still producing. For the flat, edible pods, I choose the variety ‘Mammoth Melting Sugar’ after reading about them in Organic Gardening Magazine. True to their name, they were sweet, big, and tender. I’d soaked the seeds before planting and, to […]

Planting Snowpeas


100% of the seeds sprouted.

It’s not too early to plant snowpeas a.k.a. sugarpeas a.k.a edible pea pods. In fact, in some regions, some “early birds” planted snowpeas in the fall and left it up to the seeds as to when they felt ready to sprout. I normally plant snowpeas in February on the […]