1. Why Winter is the Coolest Growing Season Around


    July 28, 2013 by spielbee

    Your carrots may be shorter than you expect, and a bit bent, but they taste amazing. These "Nantes" and "Purple Haze" carrots were super successful.

    “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”  Pietro Aretino We are so fortunate here in Southern …
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  2. Your Hope Gardens Guide to Summer Veggie Garden Maintenance


    July 5, 2012 by spielbee

  3. Don’t Terminate

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    April 7, 2015 by spielbee


     I’ve had an incredible response to my post about those gravel fields passing for California-friendly gardens which are being installed …
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  4. A MONTH OF WINTER VEGGIES: BROCCOLI (and the real star: their LEAVES)


    December 29, 2014 by spielbee


    Broccoli may not initially seem like the best plant for the home garden. Especially after I tell you that broccoli …
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  5. The Perfect Pumpkin Patch


    July 24, 2013 by spielbee


    “I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s …
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  6. 5 Things You Need to Know About Replacing Your Lawn & Getting Your DWP Rebate

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    July 20, 2013 by spielbee

    Congratulations! You’re thinking of taking advantage of the DWP’s WaterWise campaign rebates and replacing your lawn with a turf alternative …
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  7. Hipster Black Widow Resides in Cool Romaine Lettuce Habitat


    April 6, 2013 by spielbee

    Be careful when harvesting your veggies! There’s a lot of bugs out there responding to our warm temps. I’ve been …
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  8. Hope Gardens Spring Garden Guide


    March 23, 2013 by spielbee


    Your guide to planting organic fruits and vegetables this Spring. Sow the seeds of Victory! (Want a Hope Gardens Victory …
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