Monthly archive February, 2010

February Veggies

I am feeling the rush of gardening season as the soil becomes workable again! The Urban Farm has a nice head start on the season inside their greenhouse, which houses some of our latest seed starts and lovely greens that are already reaching maturity. Most of the larger vegetables in the ground are lettuce varieties:...

When to Plant

There are a few rule-of-thumb planting dates among the gardening community that we enjoy repeating every year. One is to sow your peas on President’s Day. Another is to plant potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day. These are general rules though which will not apply to you if you happen to live in sunny southern California...

Beet and Apple Salad

I am back in the college world and, although this time I am a grad student, the college tradition of every meal being a potluck lives on. The overall quality of potluck dishes seems to have increased from chips and salsa to things like homemade tiramisu. Since we are all busy these days with piles...
Chickens Back in Business

Chickens Back in Business

“An egg! An egg! An egg!” You could hear the excitement in my voice carrying through the neighborhood on a recent, drizzly evening as I did my regular check on the chickens. A little brown egg quietly laid in the nesting box. I then recalled how my urban hens seemed to be making quite a...

Winter Gardening

It is that time of year to start planning the coming season’s garden and get our seeds going indoors. I have to admit that I haven’t started a thing yet and I am already feeling really behind. Hopefully this weekend will allow me a sliver of time to get my seed starting organized. In the...