We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Farmer Fred Gardening Radio Program on KFBK

I am listening to Farmer Fred on KFBK right now. They are having a great discussion with experts on the best gardening tools. This program is on every Sunday out of central California. If you miss it, you can pick it up on the station's podcasts. Never miss listening to Fred.

Here is more info on today's program.

Sunday on the electric radio garden shows: Roses! Pruning, planting, choosing...all good topics for the January 3 shows. Rosarians Charlotte Owendyk and Baldo Villegas drop by, pruners in hand. Maybe not with pruners. They may not make it past security. KFBK Garden Show, 8-10 am on KFBK (93.1-FM, 1530-AM, kfbk.com and the IHeart Radio app); Get Growing, 10 am-noon, on KSTE (650-AM, kste.com and the iHeart Radio app). Podcasts available after the shows air at those two websites and the iHeart radio app.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

This and That

This first part of the  post has nothing to do with gardening nor cooking, but I was amazed at how crowded Target was today. Practically all the carts were being used. Gift wrap and Christmas cards were 70 % percent off. But all the departments were packed. I am not a big shopper, but I did grab a gorgeous roll of glitter foil gift wrap for a $1.50.

Now I need to get down to business looking over my seed catalogs. I think this year I will simplify the garden by planting only tomatoes, basil, kale and zinnias. Perhaps butternut squash. Of course, I may change my mind and add to the list. I already have a large bed of hard neck garlic planted. With this warmer weather, it is already 6 inches out of the ground. Very unusual.