Those who save seeds are automatically considered plant breeders. A seed saver will choose desirable traits to pass along to future generations. These would include taste, size, yield, disease resistance, etc. This act of selection is what makes one a breeder. What is Plant Breeding From National Association of Plant Breeders General Definition Plant breeding […]
Persimmons are currently in season here in Southern California. Having never been a big fan I tried to concoct a recipe I would like. This is what I came up with. Ingredients 3 ripe persimmons 3 garlic cloves 4 tsp Bragg’s Liquid Amino (a soy sauce substitute) a dash of sesame oil 1 minced jalapeno […]
The University of California Cooperative Extension is organizing workshops in various communities throughout Los Angeles County to teach residents how to grow fruits and vegetables in their own backyard. Where: Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 ** Entrance on Doheny Rd. When: Sunday September 15, September 22, September […]
New gardening classes for children ages 6-12. Everyone knows kids who grow broccoli eat broccoli. You don’t want to miss this. Where: Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 ** Entrance on Doheny Rd. When: Sunday July 21 and Sunday July 28
Zucchini varieties are more numerous than you can imagine. Zucca is an Italian word for pumpkin and ini (from ino and ina means “little”). In Italy all squash are zuccas. There are big zuccas like our American field pumpkins and small zuccas like zucchinis.
March 16th, Arugula has bolted and is flowering. First come the flowers, then come the fruits. Arugula flowers are edible and lend a little spice to a salad. April 20th, Pollination within the flowers has been successful and young green pods appear. The flower petals wither and fall. Unfortunately, some of the pods were being eaten, […]