Cauliflower, Temperamental with a Capital T

September 24, 2016

There are few vegetables that cause gardeners more consternation than growing cauliflower. Beginning with planting this vegetable and all the way through its burial in a blanket of cheese sauce...
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Move Over Kale, Here Comes Swiss Chard!

September 03, 2016

The last few years has seen a lot of press about Kale being “the new super food”. Well, don’t look now but there is a new #1 contender for that crown. Recent research has found...
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2017 Flower & Plant Trends Part 2

June 05, 2016

Here is Part 2 of on our visit to the California Spring Trials. 

Edibles – with the increase emphasis on healthy living, there were some breeders seeking to improve old...
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Welcome To The Pumpkin Patch

May 28, 2016

Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a spooky carved pumpkin on your doorstep. While it is always easy to find a pumpkin in the fall it can be a lot of fun for you and your children to...
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2017 Flower & Plant Trends Part 1

May 25, 2016

Each year for a week in April in California, leading plant breeders, growers, and suppliers showcase their plant varieties and new products. This event is the debut of new plant varieties and...
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Companion Planting, We Go Together

April 16, 2016

Last month we shared an article with you about companion planting with a focus on why certain plants “don’t play well together”. As promised, this month we’re going to focus...
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5 Easy Spring Vegetables

March 26, 2016

While planting warm weather vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers is still months away now is a great time to get out of the house and into the garden. There are plenty of tasty cool...
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Irreconcilable Differences

March 20, 2016

The origins of companion planting in North American vegetable gardens is said to date back to when Native Americans taught the pilgrims how to plant squash, corn and beans. This technique has also...
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