Turn Parkways Into Edible Gardens

It might well happen that, some time in the not too distant future, Los Angeles parkways, those woebegone pieces of earth between sidewalk and street, will be transformed into vegetable gardens. For ...

Growing Strawberries in Granada Hills

Granada Hills resident Richard Mueller could be the king of Los Angeles strawberry growers. He recounts his success as follows: “About 20 years ago, I bought about 20 plants of the Sequoia vari...

Ramble through the Brambles

If you are looking for a safe haven, start spending time in a garden. The word “garden” comes from Old French and Old English words for “enclosure.” Evidently, the garden has ...

How to Grow Asparagus

Question: Three years ago we planted about 10 asparagus roots (crowns). They grew and we didn’t pick any asparagus sprouts (shoots). After they died back, I cut them back. The second year they ...

You, Too, Can Grow Artichokes

In a world of uncertainty and rapid change, a vegetable garden may be unique in providing a sense of security, reliability and control. With each bite of a carrot, snap of a pea pod, or crunch of a f...

Front Yard Farming

Imagine a Los Angeles where front yards consisted of fruit trees and vegetables and herbs instead of lawns. Often, most of the sunlight on a property descends in the front yard, making it the preferr...