Bill Bird

Bill Bird Bill Bird writes the blog Sacramento Vegetable Gardening.

Web Site: http://sacramentogardening.blogspot.com/


Gold Nugget or Crazy Good Mandarin?

Apr 25, 2015
Gold Nugget or Crazy Good Mandarin?

Gold Nugget Mandarin-Bird Back 40I'll be honest. This past winter restored my faith in citrus. I had one of the best citrus harvests ever on the Dancy Mandarin. And since Mr. Freeze steered clear of much of the Bird Back 40 this past winter, my citrus ...

Meet Katie Amaral

Mar 31, 2015
Meet Katie Amaral

Katie Amaral (right) of Dave Wilson NurseryThere she is. To your right. That, my friends, is Miss Katie Amaral. And that is your's truly to the left of Katie. This photo was snapped about two weeks ago. For the people that I work with day in and day ou...

China Garden

Mar 7, 2015
China Garden

China Garden-Malakoff Diggins State Park
One gets an almost spiritual feeling when entering this place. This is China Garden, located in the Nevada County Gold Rush Community of North Bloomfield, also known as Humbug, in the Malakoff Diggins State Park. It has remained untouched since Humbug was designated...

GOLD! Gold in the Bird Back 40!

Mar 1, 2015
GOLD! Gold in the Bird Back 40!

Twenty Ounce Apple Tree-Bird Back 40Well -- not really gold per se. Sorry to get you excited. I did not unearth golden nuggets during the latest "Big Dig" in the Bird Back 40. But -- I will tell you this much. I brought some gold rush history back home...

Come On Baby Light My Fire!

Feb 25, 2015
Come On Baby Light My Fire!

Playing With FireThat great British poet once intoned: "Don't Play With Me, Cause You're Playing With Fire." And that's good advice. But what does Mick Jagger know about hot peppers anyhow? Hot women? Yeah, I guess he knows about them. He should. But h...

The Treasure of "Ima Wiener"

Feb 14, 2015
The Treasure of "Ima Wiener"

X-Rated RadishAnd now -- just in time for Valentine's Day -- a little pornographic love from the vegetable garden adventures springing from the Bird Back 40. Because nothing spells "love" quite like the "treasure" that the wife unveiled from the Bird B...

Conversation With a Young Man

Feb 1, 2015
Conversation With a Young Man

Variegated Pink Lemon-Bird Back 40Come here young man. Let's plant a lemon bush before the start of the Super Bowl shall we? This just isn't any lemon bush by the way. This is called the Variegated Pink Lemon. And someday it will yield lemons that will...

Five-Six-Pick Up Sticks!

Jan 17, 2015
Five-Six-Pick Up Sticks!

STICKS!Fun in a January garden setting anyone? Can you have fun in a January garden setting? Of course you can -- provided you like working outside in cold weather. If that's not quite your cup of tea -- well -- a hot cup of tea does help take the wint...

Happy Gardening New Year!

Jan 1, 2015
Happy Gardening New Year!

Good morning and welcome to 2015! Wait, the clock says 12:12 PM! Did I really sleep that long? I've got to stop watching those New Year's Eve broadcasts on Univision. That's right, I said Univision. Even though most of the programming flies right over ...

Choppin’ Broccoli

Dec 30, 2014
Choppin’ Broccoli

Dana Carvey Performs The Lady I KnowIt is one of my most favorite skits from Saturday Night Live past. Comedian Dana Carvey performs the timeless classic of "The Lady I Know," otherwise known by its second and more popular name: Choppin' Broccoli. That...

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