Have You Seen These Bugs?

26 Jun
    The Stripped Cucumber Beetle (Acalymma vittata) The Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi) These beetles love a variety of vegetables: cucumbers, melon, squash and other cucurbits are preferred.  Adult cucumber beetles chew ragged holes in plant leaves and may consume entire...
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Emmer

12 Jun
We are extremely sad to announce the passing of our dear, sweet feline office manager Emmer.  She is missed greatly -there is a big hole where she was – no longer greeting us when we come to work and overseeing...
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Biochar

12 Jun
Biochar – a promising soil carbon alternative As organic gardeners and farmers adding carbon to the soil has been difficult and problematical. To cite a modern article by Sébastien Fontaine1, Gérard Bardoux2, Luc Abbadie1, and André Mariotti2 in Ecology Letters, Volume 7, Issue...
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Stinging Nettle

12 Jun
Stinging Nettle: Urtica Dioica Harvested in late spring through early summer.  Use the leaves, seeds, roots and young tops.  Be careful if you’ve never harvested this herb before… the “green goddess/green man herb” can sting (leather gloves protect best). In Northern California I’ve...
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Garbanzo Beans aka Chickpeas

29 May
One of our most popular seeds this year is garbanzo beans… If you have a favorite garbanzo bean recipe please share  it/them with us. Fresh pods grilled on the bbq is a wonderful summer treat. http://www.bountifulgardens.org/products.asp?dept=20...
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Jicama

24 May
Jicama (pronounced he’-cama) has a variety of common names including climbing yam bean; Mexican potato; Mexican Water Chestnut; Mexican turnip; cây củ đậu (Vietnam); seng kuang (Malay); di gwa (Chinese); kuzuimo (Japan); sinkamas (Filipino); man kaeo (Thai); sankalu (Hindi)Jicama (pronounced...
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Tree Collards

23 May
We have tree collards now!  Please place your order online http://www.bountifulgardens.org or give us a call 707-459-6410 M-F 9am-4pm (pacific). If you ordered tree collards from us in 2011 we’d love to hear what your experience has been.  Did they...
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