You know Spring has arrived when you start hearing about Tomatomania throughout the Southern California area. Started 20 plus years ago in Pasadena, Tomatomania events have the largest selection of tomato varieties and supplies anywhere.
This tiny insect, the Cottony Cushion Scale, is a friggin’ thorn in my citrus trees sides.
Last week I attended a workshop put on by the Los Angeles Public Library in conjunction with their To Live and Dine in LA exhibit. The Container Gardening Workshop was an awesome little one hour class, taught by librarian and master gardener Annie Cipolla.
When we moved to our new digs in May, I had to leave behind my old garden except for what I could pot up. We moved to the new house because at almost half an acre, we are going to have a lot of room for our new garden and chickens. But the yard, well, it sucks right now. No, like, really sucks. Who knows how many years the soil’s been neglected of water and nutrients. I’ve been trying to nurture the existing fruit trees, but until we can really get in and enhance the soil back there, container gardening will have to do.
Photo of my yard in dire straights… I’d post more but it’s sorta depressing and pathetic…
Yes, I know if I cut the flowers from my herbs they would do better in my garden. But sometimes there is a greater benefit to letting things go.
The local bees love my mint. Do you ever let your garden go so the pollinators can do their thing? Let me know.