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April 8

The Promise of Homegrown Citrus


I helped create these baby limes

Using Q-tips

As bees


Forging nature

Fake bee


My hand achieves… 6 more words


Hand pollinated watermelons

I haven’t seen a lot of bees in the garden lately and the watermelon buds weren’t growing so I’ve taken pollination into my own hands. These watermelons were hand pollinated two weeks ago. 167 more words

Gardening In San Diego

"Commence 'ta pickling!"

A few years ago, we thought it would be neat to try and grow everything for salsa. That was a great experiment and taught us a lot in preparation for this year where we’re figuring out how many things can be pickled. 224 more words

Organic Gardening

Hand Pollination Tutorial -Squash Plants

My deck container garden is going gang-busters this year due to some lessons learned and an earlier start. This year, I started seeds in an indoor green house in April and had strong seedlings in time for early planting.   440 more words

My first haworthia seed harvest

After my last post, you might have guessed I’ve been busy hand pollinating a few haworthias earlier.  I just finished harvesting the last pod from my most successful cross, most of which are – I believe – Haworthia Truncata x Maughanii (mother plant, on the left) and Haworthia Cymbiformis Planifolia (pollen plant, on the right), both of which are smaller offsets that had just been rerooted in three inch pots last summer. 331 more words