Tag : What to Plant

10 Best Kitchen Garden Herbs

  Imagine a garden that elevates everyday living, is a dose of medicine with every bite, and doubles as a pollinator haven. If you grow one thing — or, in this case, a handful of plants — that covers all these…

0 Comments / 650 View / May 15, 2017

Transplanting Seedlings vs. Direct Sowing Seeds

  Should you chuck seeds straight into the garden or grow them in modules or seedling trays first? Knowing where and how to plant could be the factor that takes your garden from good to great. First, it’s important to…

4 Comments / 1782 View / February 8, 2017

How to Grow More Vegetables with Less Space

  The secret to growing more in less space starts with love. What do you love to eat? What can you add to your life that will immediately elevate everyday living? What do you want more of in your life?…

2 Comments / 1136 View / March 21, 2016

Plant Pick: Happy Wanderer

Who doesn’t want to be happy? Happy Wanderer, Hardenbergia violacea, brings more than cheer and free spirit to the garden. It’s an enduring, hard to kill vine with striking blooms and a fabulous habit of climbing nearly anything you put…

6 Comments / 906 View / February 9, 2015

Taking Notes in Wild Places

  In a little traveled fringe of California, in the northern most corner where sitka spruce are nearly equal to redwoods, a tsunami warning sign reminds us we’re almost there. We can’t see it yet, but the Pacific is around the…

0 Comments / 192 View / January 26, 2015

What to Grow in 2015 | 5 Plants to Add to Your Must-Have List

  Wondering what to grow? The year is new and it’s seed catalog season. Time to sharpen your pencil and dream big. The seeds you plant speak to cultivated living and a life of growing the things you love. It’s…

4 Comments / 586 View / January 12, 2015

May Garden Checklist

  May comes and the growing season seems to be here in a hot minute. No more dreaming over seed packets. It’s time to plant, weed and get primed for summer. I like to say I pace myself but, in…

4 Comments / 258 View / May 1, 2014

What to Plant Now

Take advantage of our warm fall weather. Warm days and nights mean warm soil temperatures — ideal for seed germination. And carrots can be so darn fussy and slow to germinate you don’t want to miss your window. If you…

2 Comments / 138 View / October 8, 2013

Echinops in Bloom

  I was first introduced to Echinops by a friend. It was growing in her San Francisco garden and it was striking. A globe of pale blue flowers popping brightly out of the coastal fog. Captivating attention where it otherwise…

0 Comments / 124 View / July 11, 2013

Sugary Earth

Sweet, snappy, wake-your-taste-buds-up delicious, these carrots are unreal. A bit of sugary earth wrapped up in one perfect package. Like the tomatoes of winter only, with carrots, it’s a cold spell that defines flavor. However it could also be the challenge of…

0 Comments / 36 View / February 21, 2013