“Perversely inclined to do the opposite” is exactly what makes my attempt to have a Southern California garden, so maddening.
Home gardeners know a lot about dirt. Here in El Cajon, the clay and decomposed granite that makes up the whole of the area away from the small San Diego river habitat, hardly supports anything more natively than grasses. But with a ton of fertilizer and compost, people have planted ornamental, pine, avocado and fruit trees. And like my neighbor, a lot of vegetables.
I know more than a few military veterans who still operate using the skills honed during their service. One of … More
know when to hold ’em, …fold ’em, n’ …when to run* As several who visit these pages know, I have … More
It’s the “coolest” day of the first heat wave of summer in San Diego. 87 F at my home this … More
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet … More
Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house. -Proverbs 24:27 Lazy Morning Even … More
Ever since the housing development, on the ridge above my neighborhood blasted and graded their habitat, wildlife has made an … More
Spring gives me obnoxious allergies but I still enjoy being outdoors, and walking dogs is my twice daily penance. Scratch … More