The Garden on Portola Way

Wherever I am, I will be working in the garden. And this month I am staying with my family in California and potting around their backyard garden. November may be the end of the growing season for most of North America but, here in California, November is the time to plant leafy greens for the fall and winter garden. My favorites are swiss chard, arugula, lettuce, and kale.

Fortunately the weather has been rainy, so I am making the most of this rare humidity to plant some perennial herbs around the yard. Lavender and Lemon Verbena can stand up to the dry weather common most of the year and also produce aromatic leaves/flowers for our herbalism products.

And lastly – Microgreens!!

I will update this post as progress continues but here are the micro-broccoli plants just bursting out from beneath the soil. I have written about growing microgreens in a recent edition of the Flora Libra Zine, so I won’t get too much into the details at this moment just to say that growing micro-greens is easy and nutritious!


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