‘Temple Tangor’ (Royal Mandarin)

‘Temple Tangor’ (Royal Mandarin)

‘Temple Tangor’ (Royal Mandarin) (Citrus reticulata x sinensis)   Royal mandarin tree overview: Refreshing fruit flavor from a tree that likes the heat.   Royal mandarin fruit appearance: The Royal mandarin fruit is medium in size compared to other oranges. ...

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San Diego Fire Map

San Diego Fire Map

 San Diego is on fire:  If you live in Southern California, or know someone who does, you have probably been watching the wildfire news.   But where exactly are the fires? Like many, I have been searching through news casts ...

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Garden success in a heat wave: 3 key tips

Garden success in a heat wave: 3 key tips

Scorching forecast: There is a heat wave forecasted for next week. Therefore, I wanted to provide some tips and insight on how to successfully prepare your garden for a heat wave.   The hot problem for any plant: Unseasonably hot weather ...

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Pakistan Mulberry vs White Persian Mulberry

Pakistan Mulberry vs White Persian Mulberry

Several people been asking how one particular mulberry tree & fruit compares to another mulberry. While I can’t compare all of them, I can provide some first hand insight on two of my favorite mulberries. Below is a side by ...

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DIY Seed Bank

DIY Seed Bank

Why you might need your own personal DIY seed bank: I once had a disorganized drawer full of seed packets. As a result, when I was ready to go planting, it was a frustrating waste of time to find the seeds ...

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Meyer Lemonade Recipe

Meyer Lemonade Recipe

Overview: This Meyer lemonade recipe is very similar to my earlier Limeade recipe. However, the amount of the ingredients have been adjusted to account for the different flavor characteristics of the fruit.   Background: I have several very fruitful Meyer lemon ...

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Growing Meyer Lemons

Growing Meyer Lemons

Meyer lemon (Citrus × meyeri) This tree is believed to be a hybrid of a lemon and a mandarin orange   Meyer Lemon Overview: Delicious fruit from a prolific tree.   Meyer Lemon Fruit:   Meyer lemon fruit appearance:    ...

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Time to fertilize your fruit trees

There’s a storm a comin: In the next few days, the forecast for Southern California calls for lots rain (finally). Time to make green: Therefore, this is a great time to apply the first season dose of dry fertilizer around the root ...

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