June 1, 2016
Water is one of our most valuable resources, and the success of your garden relies on it. How can you make the most of your water usage? (more…)
May 11, 2016
Eating Local Organic Foods: How Can You Get the Maximum Nutrient Boost From Your Meals? The demand for high quality, nutritious and organic foods as a basic part of our daily diet is growing exponentially across the country. Now the question is: Where can we find the best nutrients and organic foods for our table without breaking the bank? The answer is right in your backyard. (more…)
March 1, 2016
August 14, 2015
Are your summer plants developing powdery mildew? If so, come find out the causes of this common disease and how it can be prevented and treated! (more…)
August 5, 2015
I know it’s still August and your tomatoes, beans, zucchini, basil, are still in full force, but now is a good time to start thinking about your Fall garden! September is less than a month away and is the ideal time to plant many of your favorite Fall/Winter crops. (more…)
June 26, 2015
New Water Regulations for San Jose Residents by Josh Levine on April 28, 2015 in Garden Plans, Garden Startup, Gardening Tips (more…)
March 15, 2015
March 10, 2015
October 29, 2014
Cabbage Loopers – Winter Garden Pest Management by Troy Smothermon on October 29, 2014 in Gardening Tips, Pest Control (more…)
September 30, 2014
Permaculture Zones: Where to plant your garden to be the most successful by Josh Levine on September 30, 2014 in Garden Plans, Garden Startup, Gardening (more…)
August 25, 2014
Much of our produce in the U.S. is bred and grown to ship cross country for days at a time. The average shipping distance for produce these days is 1500 miles from farm to plate! With this type of time bouncing around on a truck, you are losing out on vital nutrients as the fruit or vegetable you are going to eat ages.
April 7, 2014
April 3, 2014
Changing our front yard landscape can save us from Drought. In a time of water shortage it’s important for all of us to re-evaluate our water usage and make an effort to conserve.
March 14, 2014
Summer 2013 – As I went out to my garden each and every day to water, weed and observe, I began to get excited at the new varieties of tomatoes, potatoes, basil, and sunflowers that were just about to burst. I knew that within days, it would be time to reap the bounty of all my hard work! In my garden, soil surrounded by slab, i had little pest problems and wasn’t too worried about losing anything. Out of nowhere, I noticed a sign. When you look at a garden every day, you notice the most minor tweeks and bends in your plants. My prized Black Krim tomato plant seemed to be leaning, but I thought it would bounce right back…boy was I wrong!
Color, flavor, size, yield and nutritional factors should be evaluated when choosing tomato varieties. Here we will discuss a study which helps us find the healthiest tomatoes!
March 10, 2014
As a garden expert I am often asked “what are the advantages of starting a raised bed vegetable garden over working in the ground?”
August 25, 2012