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 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 My Vegetable Garden Plans for 2017

This year, California has received so much rain that it has helped alleviate our drought problem. But still, we need to practice safe watering because we are not necessarily out of the woods yet.  And that means, I will need to find other means of having a vegetable garden. For the past few years, I avoided doing any gardening because of the drought and that the type of gardening I […]

The One about Growing your Own Celery and Green Onions/Scallions

When you read things like… “Never buy celery ever again” or “Never buy green onions/scallions again”. As I tend to use these vegetable for dishes (or eat my celery with almond butter), it caught my attention. Celery As I eat celery M-F and go through a bag quite quickly, I like the idea of having a sustaining source of celery. So, as a test, I did try growing celery indoors […]

The One about the Organic Vegetable Garden

Typically, I would prepare my back yard by getting my vegetable garden ready by tilling and getting the soil all set.  Purchasing the seeds and begin planting them. But unfortunately, due to the severe drought in California, I have been focusing on doing my part of not using up water and have avoided creating my garden for three straight years (the following photos are from 2012). I have to admit, […]