The One about the Vegetable Garden Update (September 2017)

Vegetable Garden Update Sept. 30, 2017: For those who have been following my vegetable update since January 2017. A short-recap, I started with a container garden, seedlings on growlights in the winter, transplanting outdoors and they were producing by March-June. 110+ degree temperatures killed 95% of them within two weeks in late June by heating up the containers and literally killing of all plants, especially tomato plants slowly. I was […]

The One about High Heat and Dead Vegetable Plants

Vegetable garden update – June 24th. WTF!!! With the intense heat…my zucchini, bell pepper, kale and cauliflower plants which looked fantastic last weekend did not make it. With the temperatures reach between 105-110 degrees…they didn’t make it. According to this website: http://www.plantanswers.com/garden_column/june03/4.htm High temperatures speed up the normal living process of plants to a maximum rate at and above 90 degrees F. This means that most plants can take temperatures […]

My Organic Container-based Vegetable Garden – June 19, 2017 Update

So far the cherry tomatoes are kicking in…primarily the normal cherry tomatoes, chocolate cherry and the super snow white. I will have to say the snow white cherry tomatoes are absolutely sweet and delicious and definitely will continue to plant those. Costata Romanesco and Striata d’Italia zucchini’s and my bell peppers are actually growing well. The only thing is the spacemaster cucumbers…they are horrendously bitter. I had to look it […]

The One about My Organic Vegetable Garden – May 2017 Update

For those who have been following my organic vegetable updates will know that I put quite a bit of time (and money) into container gardening since January 2017. Please visit: The One about My Vegetable Garden Plans for 2017 The One about Planting Seeds During the Late Winter The One about My Grow Light Setup for My Plants and Vegetables The One about Taking Care of Your Plants and Vegetables […]

The One About My Organic Vegetable Garden (60 Days Later)

Having grown them in small containers back in January and having them grow through January and February under grow lights, a few I started transplanting at the end of February and the majority in March. On day 36, I started to transplant more vegetables as you can see above. By day 60 (today), you can see amazing growth.  For example, with my black cherry tomatoes and momotaro tomatoes, on day […]

The One about Taking Care of Your Plants and Vegetables

When it comes to taking care of plants or vegetables, there is so much more involved than your standard water and sunlight. Granted, while I got by with water (before California’s major drought) and sunlight, I learned so much more then about how to keep indoor, outdoor plants and vegetables healthy and have them thrive. What is important is to know about NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium), the three vital […]

The One about Planting Seeds During the Late Winter

As the frost is coming to an end and the spring time is the time to plant some vegetables, if you are a person who wants to sample vegetables from other countries, planting seeds are the way to go. You can purchase many kits from stores to get your seeds to grow and they are quite inexpensive.  But here is my way of growing seeds: Purchase Sterlite 6 Qt. storage […]

The One about the Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Mini Farm

It all began with then UC Berkeley students Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez found that they could grow gourmet mushrooms off of coffee grounds. After studying videos on YouTube and reading many articles, the duo started doing tests in Alejandro’s frat kitchen. While Arora and Velez were preparing for their careers, the duo would receive a $5,000 grant from the university’s chancellor before graduating. Several years later, the duo would […]