Round 1: Sowing the seeds of the ‘Tokyo Long White’ and ‘Ishikura Long Winter’ green onion.
Green onions / spring onions / scallions / bunching onions are either in delicious dishes or make dishes delicious. The two varieties mentioned will be grown in a side by side contest to observe how they grow.
My favorite scallions have been the Japanese heirloom varieties. Very easy to grow and can be grown year round in the southern California – Los Angeles area. Though an inexpensive produce it is the convenience of walking to the garden to find some that makes this plant worth it to grow. Moreover, fresh harvested scallion has more spring in its texture and is more aromatic.
Watermelon is one of those crops that seem like they ought to be easy to grow. Well, to a certain extent, they are. It is getting them sizable is where it is tricky. We did not get back large watermelons this year but instead one the size of a small dinosaur’s egg.
With success, semi-success, failure, and everything in between, we always have points of data to work from. Next year when we make our attempt, we will keep in mind the following:
1. Well draining soil
2. Rich soil
3. Sunny and warm location for the plant
4. The actual fruit prefers shade
October is generally when most plant garlic. Even in warmer climates like southern California. Today, we will plant our favorite hardneck garlic– the Chesnok Red garlic. Before we do that, we will talk a little bit about compost and get compost for our garlic planting.
Short on time this morning, we took the opportunity to knock off some gardening to-do’s. Mainly, to move plants from their pots and into the ground. One of those plants is the sugar apple tree. It was sprouted from seed a little over a year ago, lived through our Southern California winter, and now planted into the ground.