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Dr. Osborne is a Harvard trained Radiologist and Neuroradiologist who loves to share his insight about medicine and gardening.

Our garden home is for sale

Our garden home is for sale

We are getting ready for a new adventure and moving to a different part of California.  As a result, the landscape that we have loved on this website, is now for sale with our beautiful home. My hope is that ...

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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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