Kale, Pomegranate and Persimmon Salad

November 30th, 2009

Season’s Eatings. This is my favorite new fall salad. The colors are fantastic and rich.  Kale is abundant in my garden right now and the farmer’s markets are full of kale as well. If you have never tried kale raw before, this will alter the way you think about salads. Kale is much more nutritious […]

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Mulch

August 21st, 2009

A simple layer of mulch can protect soil from erosion, help retain moisture, moderate soil temperature, protect plant roots and absorb runoff. No wonder gardeners love mulch so much.

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Backyard Orchard Culture

August 12th, 2009

The idea behind backyard orchard culture is to maximize available space and spread out your harvest by keeping trees small.

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Citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella

August 12th, 2009

Is your orange tree a little ugly right now? I get a lot of questions related to this particular problem. In the summer and fall, leaves on citrus trees are distorted by the activities of citrus leafminer larvae. The leafminer is a relatively new pest of citrus in California having first being identified here in 2000. They are now a common pest of citrus trees around the world.

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