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"This 104-year-old Oakland seed company makes traditional cooking possible for Asian Americans"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

Berkleyside did a nice profile on Oakland's Kitazawa Seed Company. "Right now, Shiroyama says the most popular seed varieties for home gardeners to plant for a summer harvest are Japanese cucum...

Forni Farm Spring Plant Sale | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Remember way back when MImi Sheraton rhapsodized about the Giant Syrian grown by Calistoga's Forni-Brown-Welsh Gardens in “1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die"? Besides supplying premium produce to S...

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Kaffir Lime tree

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by edub 4 months 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...

Heritage Apple Search and Apple Trees for Sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

This website landed in my inbox today, offering heritage apple trees for sale in the fall. Perhaps more interesting is the effort to find and save lost, heirloom varieties. The site can also help i...

Online Seed Saving Class, 4/26 - Free

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Learn how to grow out your vegetables and save seeds for next year’s crop! You will learn how to avoid cross-pollination so your seeds will be true to type (like the parents) and how to gather and...

"Don't be weird about gardening"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . So I decided to suck at gardening. No one, absolutely no one is relying on the output of my ratty raised beds and motley containers for their sustenance, and also nature is a fickle bitch. ...

April 25, Annual Spring Plant Sale, Petaluma Bounty

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Advance 30-minute time slot reservations are required. "Petaluma Bounty will be offering a dollar for dollar match, up to $20, for anyone purchasing their edible plants with CalFresh (EBT)! We ...

Harvesting Tips: Artichokes to Zucchini

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Tips on the optimum time to pick your garden crop from Joe Corso of Long Beach Organic.

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

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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...

Any ideas on how to save my potted parsley?

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by VFish 5 months 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 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

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by emeldag 7 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 ...

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by OrganicCavalry 7 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 7 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 8 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

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by Proud4life 8 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...