Artichokes

I live in West Hills and I’m wondering if artichokes will grow here and if they are started from seed or from plants. Where do you buy them? >Lou Peire, West Hills Once, in Woodland Hills, I sa...

Companion Planting in a Vegetable Garden

The moment of truth has arrived for Valley gardeners, at least where spring planting is concerned. As days get warmer and longer, it becomes increasingly difficult for young plants to establish thems...

Perennial Tomatoes and Other Imports

For the last three years in Woodland Hills, hot peppers have been growing in virtual neglect without interruption on a plant that is now 4-1/2 feet tall. The peppers are orange, pointed like midget c...

Starting a Vegetable Garden Indoors

If you want to grow vegetables this spring, now is an excellent time to start your project. You can begin by sprouting seeds in Styrofoam cups on your kitchen windowsill. Fill the cups with any sort ...

Start Tomatoes in Winter in Styrofoam Cups

Several horticultural inquiries received during the last month should be of general interest to readers of this column. Q: I grow tomatoes during the summer but really would like to grow them during ...

Kohlrabi

Q: I love kohlrabi. I use it in soups and enjoy it as a raw vegetable snack. Last year, I bought a six-pack container of seedlings and planted them in my front yard, where they grew to maturity. This...

Kids entertained with planting seeds

Spring is traditionally heralded as the best season for planting seeds, but autumn is an equally propitious moment for this activity.In fact, you can create a new garden – by starting plants fr...