What’s the surest way to get the most flavor from vegetables and fruits?  Grow em yourself…..from seed! Starting vegetables from seed was the topic of the talk I gave at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Festival of Flavors this past Friday. The topic seemed fitting since the huge variety of vegetables seeds…

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I turned my irrigation system off in late October and here it is the end of March. How did I manage to avoid watering for nearly six months? Easy! My garden is planted in low water plants.

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I finally made front page news today!  The San Diego Union Tribune’s front page story was about people removing their lawns as a water-saving measure.  Reporter Mike Lee quoted me as a local expert: “It’s the beginning of the end of lawn at home,” said Nan Sterman, who teaches a class called “Bye Bye Grass”…

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  Weather Report:  Last night’s low 35.7 F.  Today’s high: 81.5 F.  Precipitation: 0.    I spent most of this morning pruning fruit trees -an activity that I both love and hate.  More about that another day since it was the afternoon that was the highlight of my day. I attended a talk by Deborah…

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Weather Report:  Last night’s low 35.9 F.  Today’s high: 81.4 F.  Precipitation: 0.  What a glorious day!  Sunny, warm enough but not too warm, and I got to spend most of it gardening.  This morning was “garden club” at my children’s school.  Several years ago, the school asked me to create a planting activity for…

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