Category Archives: Horticulture

Lesson 2: How to plant

Hello Fellow CVYR Friends,Planting with kids is a lot of fun. Make your time planting an educational experience for your child and make it fun! Some of my favorite memories as a kid were in the garden with my grandmas. I learned a lot in the garden. Simple and practical things. Dedication, commitment, patients, and…
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Lesson 1: Square Foot Gardening

Lesson 1: Square Foot Gardening Hello Fellow CVYR Friends,The summer heat has been beating down and cooking our Central Valley floor the last two months.  This means our garden is exploding with produce. Our watermelons are growing and stretching out and we have been picking spaghetti acorn, and butternut squash, cucumbers, tomato, summer squash, corn,…
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Fall Planting

Fall Planting It’s that time again! Fall is coming. It’s been a long hot summer here in the central valley and temperatures have just dropped into the 80’s. It means it’s time to start planting your seeds for a fall crops! Last week I planted my first two garden boxes, using Mel Bartholomew’s method of…
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Seed Soaking

Seed Soaking"...For truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there', and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20Seed soaking is an old-time gardeners trick to decrease the time it takes for seeds to…
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