Hi friends! I am pretty psyched to confirm this — I’ll be making my way up north to the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa this Thursday, September 11! I’ve wanted to go to this expo for a few years now. It’s put on by the great people at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (where I […]

September 8 2014      12 comments     Linda Ly

In American culture, the number 13 is considered unlucky. But in Chinese culture, 13 is a very lucky number. When the numbers are spoken in Mandarin or Cantonese, they sound like the words for “growth” and “living” and signify a lifetime of prosperity. With all the awesome things that happened this year — the lucky 2013 — […]

December 30 2013      3 comments     Linda Ly
Noticias   Vida

Exciting news! If you’re a subscriber at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, you may have received your pre-ordered copy of The Whole Seed Catalog a few weeks ago… but if not, you can find this special edition on your local newsstands now!

December 16 2013      47 comments     Linda Ly

On this day three years ago, I wrote my first post on the blog. I had no idea what I was doing at the time, despite starting a “gardening blog.” Don’t be fooled — those luscious tomatoes and hefty squashes in that picture were already there when I took over the garden (planted by the […]

September 9 2013      43 comments     Linda Ly

There’s a new place where you can find me each week, and that’s over on KCET’s new Living section! The nation’s largest independent public television station recently launched their online Living division, which features all the things that make life good: food, travel, green living, and home and garden. My focus is on Home & […]

May 20 2013      15 comments     Linda Ly
En La Casa   Jardín   Noticias

I’d first heard about the California Right to Know Act last winter, when a fresh packet of seeds arrived from Baker Creek, bearing information about the statewide campaign to require GMO labeling on food products. A couple months later, a woman petitioned me in front of my local supermarket, hoping to collect the 555,236 signatures […]

October 15 2012      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Noticias

If you follow my Facebook page, you may have noticed a few recent posts from my new project, This Is La Buena Vida, which launched this past weekend! The site aggregates all of the images from my new Instagram account @GardenBetty. As a photo-centric blog, This Is La Buena Vida is my personal pinboard for […]

August 27 2012      1 comment     Linda Ly
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