Category Archive: Miscellaneous

Today’s Post is Brought to You by the Letter “C”: More Companion Plantings

As we near the end of the month, I wanted to share a few more herbal companions that work well in the food garden: Caraway.  Caraway is a Biennial or Annual Herb, which… Continue reading

Great Tomato Plant Sale

For those of you living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Contra Costa Master Gardeners is holding its Great Tomato Plant Sale beginning on April 5th in Walnut Creek. Click on the… Continue reading

Sidebar: The Quarter-Acre Farm, by Spring Warren

If you’re feeling a little crazy and considering turning your front and/or backyard into a small permaculture farm, The Quarter-Acre Farm, by Spring Warren, is a great book to read.  It gives you… Continue reading

Sidebar: Sun Calculators

Tracking the Sun’s position over your property helps to determine how much sun or shade there is during the day and where the sun and shade are on your property during the day.… Continue reading

Breaking it Down: Why Cover Crops Kick A** – Part 1

Let’s look a little more closely at how and why cover crops are so beneficial. Keeping weeds down when your garden bed is fallow.   Its a “plant-eat-plant” world out there.  Plants compete for… Continue reading

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