Tomatoes are the most popular home garden vegetable to grow. With a veritable plethora of tomato varieties, from heirloom to cherry, and every size and color imaginable, it’s no wonder. A suitable tomato plant can be found to grow in almost any climate and environment. The warmest growing temp for tomatoes […]

Pets and gardening don’t always mix, but there’s no reason they can’t, says Oakland emergency veterinarian Stacey Sonnenshein. It just takes some planning and a little caution. Here are some of Sonnenshein’s tips: Creating zones If your favorite plants are poisonous or dangerous to pets, that doesn’t mean you can’t […]

There was a recent town-hall meeting where democrats in the the 2020 presidential election came together for a 7 hour massive question and answer marathon. Many of the question revolved around your typical progressive talking points and the answers given to them were your typical boilerplate language points. However, today we have a new issue that we are “struggling” with as a nation: To eat meat or not to eat meat

For a long time, dry land farming was the only way you could do in many places, especially the middle east and around the Mediterranean. Simply put, dry land farming, is simply tapping to the moisture that is already in the land. During the raining season, farmers would break up the saturated soil and compact it down till it forms a crust that prevents the moisture from evaporating. While this practice is not needed for many areas, California is beginning to once again re-use this technique as demand for water in the dry region has become difficult to deal with along with the rising cost of irrigation systems.

OTHER NAME(S): Albahaca, Basilic, Basilic Commun, Basilic Grand, Basilic Grand Vert, Basilic Romain, Basilic aux Sauces, Basilici Herba, Basilici Herba, Common Basil, Garden Basil, Munjariki, Ocimum basilicum, St. Josephwort, St. Joseph’s Wort, Surasa, Sweet Basil, Vanatulasi, Varvara. Basil likes a soil PH of 6.0.  Needs rich, moist well drained soil.  […]

OTHER NAME(S): American Dill, Aneth, Aneth Odorant, Anethi Fructus, Anethi Herba, Anethum graveolens, Anethum sowa, Dill Herb, Dill Oil, Dill Weed, Dillweed, Dilly, Eneldo, European Dill, Faux Anis, Fenouil Bâtard, Fenouil Puant, Huile d’Aneth, Indian Dill, Madhura, Peucedanum graveolens, Satahva, Shatpushpa, Sotapa, Sowa. DILL – popular herb used in Pickling […]