How To Grow Passion Fruit

How To Grow Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis)   Passion fruit growing overview: Passion fruit plants are fast growing subtropical-to-tropical vines that can produce lots of delicious fruit.   Article focus: This article is focused on growing the purple variety of passion fruit (Passiflora ...

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Our New Book on Medical Technology

Our New Book on Medical Technology

To all of the awesome people in our wonderful gardening community.   You may have noticed that I haven’t added a new article in a while. The main reason for this temporary hiatus is that I have been working on ...

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Propagating tomatoes from cuttings

Propagating tomatoes from cuttings

Overview/background: I recently stumbled upon a fairly simple method for growing tomato plants from cuttings.   It happened by accident when I unintentionally knocked off a tomato branch. Because I felt bad about the plant trauma, I put the broken ...

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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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