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From My Garden

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What I Grow in My Garden

 

 
 
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Herb Garden
 
 
Borage
Cilantro
Chives

Chocolate Mint

English Thyme
French Tarragon
Garlic Chives
Genovese Basil
German Chamomile
Greek Oregano
Italian Parsley
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sage
Spearmint
Sweet Lavender
 
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Vegetable Garden
 
 
Artichokes
Asparagus
Butternut Squash
Armenian Cucumbers
Green Onions
Lettuce

Leeks

Radishes

Spinach
Sugar Snap Peas
Swiss Chard
Early Girl Tomatoes
Yellow Pear Tomatoes
Turnips
Zucchini
 
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Fruits
 
 
Early Elberta Peach (2)
Desert Gold Peach
Katy Apricot
Royal Apricot
Mission Fig
20th Century Asian Pear
Bartlett Pears (2)
Green Gage Plum
Pomegranate (2)
Stella Cherry
Apples (15), including Dorsett Golden, Jonagold, and Granny Smith
Meyer Lemons (5)
Oranges (2)
Red Grapes
Green Grapes
Blackberries
Passionfruit vine
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Flowers
 
 
 
Bacopa

Miniature daffodils

Foxglove
 

Johnny Jump-ups

Nasturiums

Lilies

Paperwhites

Poppies
Rocket Larkspur
David Austin Roses: Graham Thomas, The Shepherdess, Claire Austin, Queen of Sweeden

Roses: French Lace, Iceberg, Julia Child

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Sunflowers

Tulips

Vincas
Violets
Zinnias
 
 
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Garden Tours
 
I have a garden tour once a year in the early spring. An announcement will be made on my blog.
 
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Sources
 
 
This is a wonderful source for flowering bulbs in large quantities:
 
I buy most of my seeds from the following two companies:
 

Outside Pride

 

Burpee.com - Tomato HP Logo

 
 
 
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Garden Links
 
 
Plant a garden without tilling! Instructions
 
It doesn't have to be cold where you live to grow apples. Learn here about Growing Apples in a Warm Climate
His downloadable e-book, Growing Apples in the City, has information about types of apples, grafting, pruning, and espaliering trees. It's well worth getting.
 
Growing an edible garden in the city: Garden Girl
She makes the most of the space she has. If you have a small garden, check out her site for ideas.

 

Planting, pruning, fertilizing, and plant choices for the desert:
 
How to take cuttings of plants to make new plants:
 
How to determine your gardening zone (In the U.S.):
 
 
 
 
 
 Donate extra garden produce to a participating food pantry near you:
 

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Garden Calendar

 

Spring Harvest May 500

 

This is what I do in my garden each month.

Gardening in Las Vegas (zone 8b/9a) offers the opportunity to harvest all year.

 

 

Plant

Garden Chores

Harvest

January

Turnips
Lettuce
Carrots
Radishes
Spinach
Fertilize Artichokes
Fertilize Asparagus
Prune Fruit Trees

Prune grape vines

Prune roses

Prune hedges

Spray dormant oil on trees, roses, and bushes

 

Turnips
Lettuce
Spinach
Swiss Chard

February

Swiss Chard
Tomato plants (after Valentine's Day)
Borage
Lettuce
Radishes
Spinach
Red Noodle Beans
Carrots
Fertilize Roses
Manure Grass
Fertilize Fruit Trees

 

Spinach
Turnips
Sugar Snap Peas
Cilantro

March

 
Pepper Plants
Radishes
Lettuce
Armenian Cucumbers
Zucchini

Butternut Squash

Pumpkins

 
 
Lettuce
Spinach
Snow Peas
Turnips

April

Basil
 

 

 
Thin fruit trees
Fertilize Roses
Deadhead roses after first blooms

Prune hedges

Katy Apricots
Artichokes
Asparagus
Carrots
Lettuce
Radishes
Snow Peas
Spinach
Turnips
Borage

May

 

Swiss Chard

 Zinnias

Vincas

Fertilize Fruit Trees
Fertilize Grass
Artichokes
Asparagus
Blackberries
Chamomile
Tomatoes
Lettuce
Spinach
Borage
Carrots
Parsnips
Cherries
Desert Gold Peaches
Chamomile

June

Zinnias
Vincas
Prune blackberries
Prune hedges

 

Royal Apricots
Blackberries
Green Gage Plums
Mission Figs
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Basil
Dorsett Golden Apples
Green Beans

July

Zucchini

Fertilize Grass
 
Tomatoes
Grapes
Apples
Early Elberta Peaches
Cucumbers
Basil

August

n/a

 

20th Century Asian Pears
Butternut Squash
Zucchini
Mission Figs
Tomatoes
Basil
Swiss Chard

September

n/a
Fertilize Fruit Trees
Fertilize Grass
Fertilize Roses

Prune hedges

Butternut Squash
Pumpkins
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Basil
Swiss Chard

October

Carrots
Cilantro
Turnips
Lettuce
Radishes
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Broccoli
Borage
Chamomile
Artichokes
Fertililize Grass
Fertilize Roses

 

Butternut Squash
Lettuce
Radishes
Basil
Swiss Chard
Zucchini

November

Snow Peas
Turnips
Spinach
Radishes
 
Lemons
Spinach
Lettuce
Basil
Pomegranates

December

Turnips
Beets

Snow Peas

Cut back dead asparagus
Tear out dead tomatoes, basil, vincas, squash plants
Prune grapes
Lemons
Spinach
Lettuce
Turnips
 

 

Mid-Summer harvest

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