Today we will look at some of the succulents that we have amassed over the years. I will talk about a little about what it is that draws some of us into growing succulents.
The rain is something that I enjoy very much. When it pours, I like to go out there and feel the rain. Immediately after the rain is also another a special time. This video captures yet another special time; the period when the sun pokes through the clouds.
This video ran longer than originally intended. There is so much more to share; I sincerely hope that you enjoy this video. Along with vegetables we will look at some fruit trees like, Yuzu citrus, ‘Moro’ and ‘Sanguinelli’ blood orange, ‘Bearss’ lime, and ‘Reed’ avocado.
Additionally, we’ll look at our newest growing area.
Today, we see what is growing in the raised planters and harvest a couple of Ping Tung Long heirloom eggplants in the process. At the end of the video, we look at what seeds were received in our largest seed order to date.
I have been working off camera to knock off some of the work mentioned in the previous video. In addition, the cold and wet season has finally arrived. We saw a good amount of rain with forecasts for weekly rains.
Finally, the cool weather we had been anxiously waiting on has arrived. Day time lows are in the mid 40F and highs are in the 70s.
After a week of this weather, we are seeing lots of hopeful new growth.
A home and garden episode briefly covering the prospect of using landscape to help with heating and cooling of the home. Landscape can be utilized differently depending on season and location to have either a cooling or warming affect on the temperatures inside the house. Or man made structures can be built to be used in conjunction.
Radishes grow quickly and with relative ease; making them one of the more fun vegetables to grow. Of the different types of radishes, the ‘French Breakfast’ variety is probably the fastest to mature.
Radishes form best during the cooler months of the year. Warm months, on the other hand, tend to encourage leafy growth and seed production at the cost of tuber formation.
Still trying our hand at growing ginger and its cousins. Curious about how the rhizomes will look, we go digging for them. Today, we dig up ginger and galangal. We will also look at some turmeric and cardamom plants.
Traveling along the Pacific Coast Highway between Monterey Bay and Cupertino, a native plant nursery sign was spotted. A u-turn was made and a long dirt road was traversed to reach the nursery in hopes of finding a rare-to-nursery plant. Though it was not found, we did not walk away empty-handed.
In this video, we’ll see our collection of Manzanita plants.
Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery
1957B Highway 1, Moss Landing CA 95039