All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Gardening' (3)

On The Dangers Of Chemicals

Today was, by far, the worst day I've had in La Mesa ever. My neighbor's landlord did something irresponsible that could have resulted in the sickness or death of one of our pets or even the members of our family.

We are avid gardeners. We have a small lot in an urban part of town. Some of our neighbors told us they nicknamed us "the farmers." At left, you can see our…


Added by Jill Richardson on May 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Gardening in La Mesa: What to Plant Now

Getting good gardening advice for Southern California can be a little bit tricky. We've got a year round growing season, unlike much of the country, and our schedule for what to plant when is just different. Right now we're coming to the end of the cool season, putting us in a bit of an awkward spot. It's too late to plant some cool weather crops that won't be ready for harvest before the weather gets hot, but it's too cold to plant warm weather crops… Continue

Added by Jill Richardson on February 15, 2010 at 10:04pm — No Comments

A Common La Mesa Weed Can Be a Free, Healthy Dinner

Perhaps you have a well-manicured lawn, or wonderful landscaping with native plants, or a flourishing garden. But we don't. My boyfriend and I live in La Mesa and, while we are working tirelessly to turn our yard into a thriving garden, right now it's full of weeds. And today I made a big discovery: one of the weeds is edible. Free food!

The major plant pest in our yard is Bermuda grass. We have logged countless hours trying to dig it up by the roots only to have it all grow back. But… Continue

Added by Jill Richardson on February 15, 2010 at 9:39pm — No Comments

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