Time and Temp

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Blooming-May

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

Harvesting-May

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

           

Green Spotted Beetle Returns in Force

The Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica) is destroying crops and flowers in home gardens this time of year. The adults of this “green-spotted lady bug like insect” eats leaves, stems and blossoms. Their larvae eat roots.There are a number of things you can do to reduce their numbers and thus reduce the damage they create. […]

Pepino – Unique and Tasty

Pepinos growing on a plant.

Pepinos growing on a plant.

“It’s a pepino plant,” she announced. “A sweet cucumber,” My neighbor handed me a tiny 4-inch cutting she had started in a 4” pot. I wasn’t sure how grateful I was but I’m always willing to give a plant a try. It took some research, and a year of […]