Get advice on growing herbs, lettuces, tomatoes, beans, peppers, and anything else you want in your vegetable garden. Plus advice on pests like snails, beetles, and ants.


Kaffir Lime tree

by edub 24 days ago

Does anyone know of any Asian markets or other places in the DMV where I can buy one? I’m also trying to recall which market I was in in Virginia around this time two years ago, where they had a gr...

Any ideas on how to save my potted parsley?

by VFish 1 month ago

I'm in Ohio and had brought the potted herbs in for the winter into the garage under the fluorescent light. The parsley did well up until a couple weeks ago then started fading fast. I decided to...

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Sonoma Swamp Blues farm closing sale, 12/24-?, Sebastopol (Sonoma County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Organic mature blueberry plants and farm equipment for sale starting December 24, 10am to 3pm, on days when it is not raining. 7000 Occidental Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone 707.293.4802

"Food from the Margins: Growing, Cooking, and Being in an Uncertain World", Mar 22, 4pm PDT

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

Dr. Gabriel Valle, Associate Professor, CSU San Marcos When Mon, March 22, 4pm – 5pm Where Zoom details will be sent to those who RSVP for each seminar (map) Description All welcome! Weekly ...

Master Gardeners' "Harvest for Neighbors" Project

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

From the University of California Master Gardeners ..."One of our goals for this program is to encourage our neighbors who have gardens, to plant *one extra row* in their gardens, and to harvest th...

Growing Asian Vegetables in Cool Summers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Thursday, March 4 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm "This workshop will cover the basics of cultivating different varieties of Asian vegetables in the cool summers of the Bay Areas coastline. We will explore...

Time for the Tlingit Potato

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Wondering if those in northern climes have grown this potato. Or even tasted one. And if not, this is a fascinating read. “When we eat a Tlingit potato,” he says, “we share a meal with those who...

Asparagus beans

by emeldag 3 months ago

I have a community vegetable garden and last year one of the members introduced me to asparagus/long beans. I would like to plant some this year in my plot but have been unable to find a supplier ...

New to Chowhound

by OrganicCavalry 4 months ago

I live in Southern California, a gardening paradise. I try to eat out of my garden daily. I do all the gardening and the cooking for the wife and my dog Chief and myself. I look forward to swapping...

Seed sales at all time high

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

This news report is from North Carolina, but I'm hearing the same in California. Demand for seed has increased, prices are climbing and there will be shortages in the spring. So plan ahead and b...

12/9 Thumbing through Seed Catalogs with Orin Martin, UC Santa Cruz (zoom)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Fancy a fireside chat with Orin about which seed catalogs he likes to peruse and what he considers when ordering seeds? This Zoom presentation will more likely be from his kitchen table where ...

Pumpkin Growing Tips

by Proud4life 5 months ago

Over the fall I’ve been working on cleaning up a school garden. We discovered a VERY LARGE garden plot across the street that actually belongs to us. While I was carving pumpkins, I decided to save...

Tales of Marin's Community Gardens

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"There are a myriad of people and places growing healthy food in our community. These include school gardens, neighborhood community gardens, and institutional gardens that enhance food security, p...

Dumb pesto question

by bxgirl 8 months ago

I just bought a large, potted basil plant. The pot is sitting on my deck, and will not be put in the ground. I want to make pesto, so do I just pull off leaves from the plant, or do I actually c...

Kaffir lime tree

by winniemakinnie 8 months ago

http://www.floraexotica.ca/Fruit-Citrus.htm I live in Niagara just past hamilton and this is where I ordered my Kaffir lime tree. Perry is great for getting your plant to you. I just did an etrans...

Protecting Pollinators: Nurturing Sustainable Communities with Pollinator Gardens Webinar

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Thu, Jul 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PDT Without pollinators, like bees and butterflies, the world would be a dull and bland place. How can we make sure these creatures are always fluttering, s...

Santa Barbara - a home grown tomato success story

by glbtrtr 9 months ago

We like to try new tomato types and see which ones produce best in our climate in Santa Barbara - found a new winner on all counts - size, flavor, early ripening, few seeds, dense full interior tex...

Wanna bee a Beekeeper? A Virtual introduction to hobbyist Beekeeping

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Sun, July 26, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT The Basics of Beekeeping! In this class taught by Jan Spieth of the Mt. Diable Beekeeping Association, you will learn essential honeybee biology in...

Getting our herb garden started: West/Conn 2018...

by gutreactions 3 years ago

We're ready! Our patio was renovated this past winter and we are anxious to get it growing again. We were able to save our chives and oregano which are coming back nicely in their original pots. We...

Zucchini Flowers

by MoPet 9 months ago

I want to make stuffed zucchini flowers but my plants are not producing very large blossoms. I’m aware female blossoms should be left to mature into zucchini, and that some male blossoms should be ...