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Santa Maria, CA, US
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gardening interests: Cooking, Culinary Herbs, Herbal Crafts, Medicinal Herbs, Vegetables

Member Since: 01/19/2010


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ARTICHOKES GONE WILD IN CALIFORNIA

I just wanted to share. I pruned back this artichoke and it grew to this size with tons of artichokes and they taste great!

Zuchinni Galore

Working on several projects. One being the pumpkin patch. I tried growing pumpkins last year and they didn't grow, but this year I have quite a few. Also have zucchini, tomatoe, and corn.

Grow Your Herbs & Plants Indoors for the Winter

I heat it with a grow light 75 watts and a regular Halogen light. Both from Home Depot which cost be around $20.00. It doesn't cost a fortune in electric either. Im in California where the weather is...

Growing Herbs and Plants Indoors

 Summer Projects- All made from recycle material. Greenhouse built on side of garage. Small but functional. I like gardening and the challenges, so decided to build a greenhouse. We used the...

Now Pics of Garden

What the eggplant, corn and tomato look like now. Everything has gone crazy!

Starting a new section in garden- Before and After pics

This is a new section I started in my garden. So... I have what it looked like when I started and what it looks like now. This is really fun, but is timecomsuming.

Yummy.... Cucumber, Tomato, and Green Onion Salad

Yummy, Healthy and Easy Recipe

Onion, Artichoke, & various other vegetables

I picked some green onion from my garden.  I'm so excited. I made a cucumber, tomato, and green onion salad. I will post recipe. It's easy and healthy.

Wishing Well with broccolli and cabbage plants

I started my garden with the focal point a wishing well. The garden is still in progress. Will post more pictures as it grows. We had a major storm last few days so it's been quite challenging...



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Re: Growing Herbs and Plants Indoors

I heat it with a grow light 75 watts and a regular Halogen light. Both from Home Depot which cost be around $20.00. It doesn't cost a fortune in electric either. Im in California where the weather is usually mild, but sometimes we do get in the 20's. The recycled material I found on Craigslist under materials, for the 2x4 and other wood. The plastic I got from a wine farmer. I was driving by and saw the plastic in trash bin and stopped and asked if I could have it. As far as dimensions I will have to measure. It was a very inexpensive project because the garage wall and fence were already built. So was made with a few 2x4's, wire, and plastic.

The wire I got from a construction work sight, where they had over ordered and they were going to take it to the dump. That was free also. I ended up with about 8 rolls of it and have used it for all kinds of projects. Fencing, chicken coop, cover vegetables, plants, etc for the winter. I also gave some away to some non-profit animal organizations that really needed it.

I will post the dimensions and building material soon.

The main purpose of the greenhouse is to grow herbs in a controlled environment.

Re: Your Easiest Vegetable Garden Ever and Other Things

In my garden I'm fighting SNAILS!!!!! Any suggestions?

Re: QUESTION: Why are cucumbers so bitter?

Hi from California. I had the same problem with my cucumbers. They were very bitter. I'm trying the lemon cucumbers this year in my greenhouse. My bitter ones are still producing so I will try the tip above about cutting the ends off and rubbing on a plate. Do you grow cucumbers on a vine like tomatoes?

Re: Onion, Artichoke, & various other vegetables

Tomatoe- cherry and Roma