Author: rishi

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Hi Rishi,

I’m considering planting star jasmine on the south side of the house to keep the house cooler. Is star jasmine safe for bees? I love the perfume smell. (more…)

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Hi Rishi,

I ordered compost from a local compost company (Cal Blend Soils) and planted starters into it few weeks ago. They are not growing, but they are alive. They are not thriving 🙁 and the leaves on many are even yellowing. My friend who shared the delivery with me is having the same experience with her plants. What do you suggest we do? Should I purchase some kind of amendment? (more…)

Chickens are great companion animals for any garden or farm. While most people default to building a chicken coop, which is a completely enclosed space where chickens will live most of their lives, and in many cases, a chicken tractor is a better idea. A chicken tractor is an open-bottomed, movable chicken enclosure.  (more…)

Have your radish plants bolted? Don’t rip them out just yet! Radish seeds pods are excellent tasty vegetables and you often get more food from the pods than the root itself. Learn how to cook these delicious pods in an easy and delicious way in this video! Don’t forget to leaves us your comments!

A drip irrigation system is the optimal way to deliver irrigation water to a garden. Drip irrigation delivers water right where your plants need it: at their roots. This makes a drip system very efficient in comparison to a sprinkler system. In this video, we show you how to install a basic drip irrigation system for a vegetable garden.

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Hi Rishi,

Please advise where to buy organic Yam so that I can plant them for following reasons:
1) root and leaf to eat
2) ground covering
3) easy to grow

– Michelle (more…)

Daikon Radish is an extremely versatile and healthy vegetable. It is very easy to grow and provides many benefits to the garden. In this video, we show you how you can use all parts of the Daikon Radish for cooking, and show you two recipes that are easy to make.

A mini pond is a beautiful, functional, easy to maintain addition to any garden. By creating a self-sustaining, water based system, we can create a new habitat for beneficial insects and wildlife in our garden, while also providing fresh, uncontaminated water for all of our gardens critters to drink. A simple water feature like this can create a myriad of benefits, and is so easy to put together. We highly recommend every add one of these to their landscape.