Root Knot Nematode: Diagnosis & Treatment

Root Knot Nematode: Diagnosis & Treatment

  Authors: Tom Cadwell, and Thomas Osborne, MD   Editor’s Note: The majority of the data in this important article was compiled by my friend, the amazing Tom Cadwell. It represents a very comprehensive review of the challenges and options for ...

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Golden Door spa opens farm stand in San Diego

Golden Door spa opens farm stand in San Diego

  Synopsis: The exclusive Golden Door luxury resort & spa is opening a farm stand to the public in San Marcos, CA. (Disclosure; This article is not paid advertising, I have no financial stake in the Golden Door.  I just like the ...

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When to plant your vegetables: A monthly guide

When to plant your vegetables: A monthly guide

Overview: In honor of summer solstice, this article will outline: Some historical background about the best time to plant crops. A monthly fruit & vegetable planting guide for Southern California.     Summer Solstice: As our ancestors transitioned from hunter-gather tribes to ...

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Citrus Leafminer season has started early

Citrus Leafminer season has started early

Treatment reminder: Leaf miner season has begun; time to treat your citrus leaves. What is it again? “Citrus leafminer” is a leaf deforming disease that will impact just about every untreated citrus tree in the US (and elsewhere).  It causes a lot ...

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Tips for easy compost application

Tips for easy compost application

Overview: I just moved several tons on compost in only a few hours.  This is pretty fast for doing it solo.  Therefore, I thought it might be useful to share some suggestions on how you might do the same type of job efficiently. ...

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Growing The Tarocco Blood Orange

Growing The Tarocco Blood Orange

Tarocco Blood Orange (Citrus sinensis) Tarocco Blood Orange tree overview: Tarocco Blood Orange trees produce beautiful and delicious fruit.  I am eating one as I write this and it is my favorite citrus of all time. Note: For a general overview about ...

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10 reasons why gardening is better than the gym

10 reasons why gardening is better than the gym

Top 10 reasons why gardening is better than the gym   Choosing the garden means:  Fresh air and free vitamin D  No commute, gas or traffic  No membership fees  It’s always open  Being connected to nature  No one hovering-waiting for you ...

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Critical Winter Care For Your Peaches

Critical Winter Care For Your Peaches

  A great contributing reader, Sateesh Lele, has just reminded me of an important issue. If you are living in a warmer climate, your deciduous fruit trees are likely on the verge of breaking dormancy… or in the process of leafing ...

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