Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!



Our neighbor Ian carved this pumpkin...can you guess what it is??


XXO
Yvette

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Planting...



I'm contenting myself by looking at photos of the changing leaves that my dear Celeste has been sending me from her cell phone while vacationing in Vermont...nonetheless, our rather unpronounced version of fall has definitely arrived, and suddenly, the light has changed from summer softness to a sharper orange. Warm days with a cold wind, a sweater at night, and the down comforter back on the bed.

Here are some fall planting ideas if you're in So Cal - I've included links to some of my favorite varieties!!! Many can be started at home. We start most of our seeds using EB Stone Seed Starting Mix, plant them in plastic 6-pack trays recycled from seedlings we have bought, and grow them in our kitchen window, which gets direct morning sun, and filtered light for the rest of the day. Or, you can just buy seedlings at the local nursery. The nurseries are just filled with veggie starts right now. My all time favorite LA nurseries are Marina Garden Center, and Burkard's ....

Snap Peas
Snow Peas
Sweet Peas (flowers)
Lettuces
Cabbages
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Arugula
Edible Pansies And Violas
Carrots
Beets
Turnips
Onions
Garlic
Potatoes
Swiss Chard

Be sure to add lots of organic material to your soil!!!


XXX
Yvette