spring

Right before I took off on a 10-day road trip through the Eastern Sierra, I started a few seeds in my bay window. There were tomato seeds, eggplant seeds, pepper seeds, squash and cucumbers and beans and endless varieties of leafy greens. I scored a great deal on peat pots from the dollar store, made […]

April 10 2013      34 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín

Spring is a big and busy time around here: I pull up old plants, rake over beds, amend the soil, sow rows of seeds, and watch over seedlings. For most of March and April, I’m constantly dealing with dirt under my nails and mud stuck to my Bogs. (Hence, you will almost always see me […]

March 27 2013      33 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín

If there was any fruit that identified most with Southern California, that icon of buttery goodness would be the avocado. And out here, the king of avocados is the Hass. Once an obscure cultivar, it now accounts for 80 percent of the world’s avocado crop and 90 percent of California’s avocado crop, where San Diego […]

February 25 2013      7 comments     Linda Ly
Frutas   Jardín

I know it’s not spring yet, but in my neck of the woods (which I affectionately call “the land of 72 and sunny”) it already feels like spring, and it even looks like spring too. I guess that prognosticatin’ groundhog was right after all — spring is near, and this is what I’m seeing around […]

February 19 2013      13 comments     Linda Ly
Flores   Gallinas   Jardín   Semillas

Looks like summer came early to the garden… Here we are in the middle of April, and I just spotted my first green tomato on the vine!

April 17 2012      4 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras

Last week I had the honor of hosting Jere Gettle (as in the Jere Gettle from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, pictured at right) and Paul Wallace (the man in charge of Baker Creek’s west coast branch, the Petaluma Seed Bank) at my humble little abode. They were only in town for a day or two, […]

April 3 2012      16 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín

May is an interesting time in my garden. While colder climes have beds bursting with lettuce and carrots and radishes, my fair weather vegetable garden sits nearly empty, waiting for seedlings to go in the ground or emerge out of the ground. Gardening in Los Angeles, it’s a blessing that our seasons are so long, […]

May 25 2011      6 comments     Linda Ly
Frutas   Hierbas   Jardín