Smart & Sustainable, Green Garden Design, Coaching & Seasonal Maintenance

Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Green Gardener: Live on TV, Cool Season Veggies & Bedding Plants

Today I had the pleasure of being a guest on Sacramento and Company, Channel 10's morning show. The hosts, Melissa and Guy, are genuinely nice people, so it was fun to talk to them. Turns out he was raised in the country and has a garden and she just started a small raised bed garden, where she gets to play outside with her 5-year old daughter. Here's what we talked about:

Cool Season Veggies (plant in fall,will last thru early spring)
Boy choy, rhubarb,g reen globe artichoke, sweet pod peas, swiss chard, arugula, red kale, lettuce
(forgot and left in trunk of car...carrot, beet seeds, onion bulbs)

Cool Season Bedding Plants (also fall thru spring)
Violas, pansies, chrysanthemum paludosum, mums, snaps, primrose,cyclamen (plus California poppy seeds, also left in car!)

Pumpkins (a warm season crop...plant late your front yard!!!)
Dark orange french heirloom pumpkin ("Rouge Vif d'Etampes") is also called the Cinderella pumpkin. The other pumpkin had a funny name which seemed unsuitable for such a beautiful plant. So, I ignored and forgot it!

All of these plants were on loan from the Fair Oaks Blvd. Nursery. Thank you! btw, their pumpkins are on a 2 for 1 sale.

And, lastly, an inspiring book that encourages us to create our own gardens, in the front yard and with "all of the above!" The Edible Mexican Garden (The Edible Garden Series)

the loading dock at Channel 10 ... see you next time!

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