Miscellaneous Monday

Miscellaneous Monday

Happy Monday!  I got a nice start today with an hour in the garden.  Things are going crazy out there with the promised of more to come as we go into August.  Here’s some miscellaneous stuff to read this week.

It’s not just for soaking your feet: Using Epsom Salts in your Garden

I’m going to try this, I have the perfect spot: Solar Watering

Here’s a great guide to this beautiful herb: I love Borage

Those tomatoes you’re growing are all part of a big Subversive Plot.

Great tips for shopping at your local farmers’ market: 10 Farmers’ Market Rules To Swear By


San Diego Climate Zones

San Diego County has six major climate zones which is important to know when you are planting.  The San Diego County Water Authority breaks down the different zones to help guide you in your planting choices to manage your water resources efficiently and grow plants that are suited well to your environment. WIthin these climate ranges are microclimates, more specific to conditions of a particular location.  A good example of this might be living in a valley or on a hillside where wind and sun might be variables dramatic enough to create different growing environments with a a climate zone.

San Diego’s Six CIMIS Climate Zones


Miscellaneous Monday – March 09, 2020

Miscellaneous Monday – March 09, 2020

Beautiful weather these days after a great rain last week equals gardens coming alive!

How to make your own easy kitchen garden, step by step.

Find locally grown food at EatLocalGrown.com

A Mediterranean diet has shown to be a good defense against heart disease and strokes.

This concept is very cool and hopefully we’ll see these in the future: Vertical farm in San Diego

We’re all thinking sustainability these days so here are some Re-purposing ideas

Happy Monday, just under the wire!

Miscellaneous Monday 2-25-19

I have always been fascinated with historic ephemera. The links below are a collection of pictures or drawings of fruit, herbs and other miscellaneous flora from a century ago or older. It’s Monday and a little decompression is always in order. These images should help. Enjoy!


Emily Dickinson’s Herbarium

Beautiful drawings of 7500 Kinds of Fruit 

Old Drawings of Apples

Old Drawings of Strawberries

Seed Packets a Century Ago

A Botanists Drawing of 19th Century Cuban Flora 

Miscellaneous Monday 12-10-18

I’m starting to get in the holiday spirit.  Cold weather and some rain has been great!

Agroforestry – growing crops under trees

Taking hardwood cuttings: a tutorial

Fresh vs. Fake:  What kind of tree are you getting for Christmas?

I’m a bit of a birdwatcher.  Here’s a site with bird info: All About Birds

A lovely start to your week. Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty.Gratitude.

Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.

Happy Monday and have a nice week!

Miscellaneous Monday 12-03-18

Who needs a greenhouse?  Here’s a catalog called The Green House Catalog

I have never been very successful with African Violets, but I do love them.  Here’s a growing guide – maybe there’s hope for me!

There are a lot of options available for ground covers: Stepables – plants that tolerate foot traffic.

Here’s a fun idea for gifts:  Chalk painted pots

Here’s some Monday beauty for you:  The Giant Sequoia – impressive in size and beautiful

Happy Monday!!!