Summer Fruits

The Kitchen Garden

"An almost forgotten means of economic self-reliance is the home production of food. We are too accustomed to going to stores and purchasing what we need. By producing some of our food we reduce, to a great extent, the impact of inflation on our money. More importantly, we learn how to produce our own food and involve all family members in a beneficial project. No more timely counsel, I feel, has been given by President Kimball than his repeated emphasis to grow our own gardens. . . .

"We encourage you to grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property. Berry bushes, grapevines, fruit trees—plant them if your climate is right for their growth. Grow vegetables and eat them from your own yard."

(Ensign, May 1976, p. 124).

Ezra Taft Benson, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, "Prepare for the Days of Tribulation," Ensign, Nov 1980, 32

Sundial late spring

Apples

Dorsett Golden Apples

Poppy

Poppy

Slide Show 2 peas Slide Show bee on borage
Slide Show December tangerines Decemeber Lemons
Slide Show lettuce Slide Show paperwhites

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What I grow in my garden in Las Vegas
 
 
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Herb Garden
 
 
Borage
Cilantro
Chives
English Thyme
French Tarragon
Garlic
Genovese Basil
German Chamomile
Greek Oregano
Italian Parsley
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sage
Spearmint
Sweet Lavender
 
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Vegetable Garden
 
 
Artichokes
Asparagus
Butternut Squash
Armenian Cucumbers
Green Onions
Lettuce
Radishes
Spinach
Sugar Snap Peas
Swiss Chard
Early Girl Tomatoes
Yellow Pear Tomatoes
Turnips
Zucchini
 
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Fruits
 
 
Early Elberta Peach
Desert Gold Peach
Katy Apricot
Royal Apricot
20th Century Asian Pear
Bartlett Pears (2)
Green Gage Plum
Pomegranate (2)
Stella Cherry
Apples (15), including Dorsett Golden and Granny Smith
Meyer Lemons (5)
Algerian Tangerines
Rio Red Grapefruit (2)
Oranges (2)
Mexican Lime
Red Grapes
Green Grapes
Blackberries
Blueberry
Passionfruit
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Flowers
 
 
Bacopa
Camellia
Miniature daffodils
Foxglove
Johnny Jump-ups
Nasturiums
Lilies
Poppies
Ranunculus
Rocket Larkspur
David Austin Roses
Stock
Sunflowers
Vincas
Violets
Zinnias
 
 
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Garden Tours
 
Is your group interested in a garden tour and class?
Look here for current tours and classes. If there isn't one scheduled, email me to request one.
For a sneak peak at my garden, see here.
 
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Sources
 
 
This is a wonderful source for flowering bulbs in large quantities:
Two sources for seeds that I have grown with some success:
 

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Garden Links
 
 
Plant a garden without tilling! Instructions
 
It doesn't have to be cold where you live to grow apples. Learn here about Growing Apples in a Warm Climate
His downloadable e-book, Growing Apples in the City, has information about types of apples, grafting, pruning, and espaliering trees. It's well worth getting.
 
Growing an edible garden in the city: Garden Girl
She makes the most of the space she has. If you have a small garden, check out her site for ideas.

 

Planting, pruning, fertilizing, and plant choices for the desert:
 
How to take cuttings of plants to make new plants:
 
How to determine your gardening zone:
 
 
 
 
Get fruit for free from gardens other than your own: Gleaning Fruit
 
Donate extra garden produce to a participating food pantry near you:
 
Don't have a space to garden? Have space and want to share it? Check out Sharing Backyards to learn more.

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

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