Choosing Desirable Traits When Saving Seeds

TatSoi bolting

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 […]

Persimmon Sauce Recipe

persimmon pulp

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 […]

Grow LA Victory Garden Classes Fall 2019

garden class

  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 […]

Saving Arugula Seeds – A Visual Guide

arugula flowers bolting

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, […]