Bill Bird

Bill Bird Bill Bird writes the blog Sacramento Vegetable Gardening.

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


My Favorite Mistakes

Sep 5, 2014
My Favorite Mistakes

Sheryl Crow got one. I gots many. Of the gardening kind that is. No -- the wife that is Venus is not my favorite mistake. However, there may be times when she might feel that way. Like most husbands, uh, I tend to "push the envelope."Canning JarsAnd th...

It Calls to Me…

Sep 4, 2014
It Calls to Me…

We now resume our regularly scheduled programming, already in progress...It's tough to write when your back hurts. It's tough to write after a shot to cure that pain suddenly causes all sorts of side effects that throw you for a double loop when you we...

Take the Pain

Aug 1, 2014
Take the Pain

Lemon Boy Tomatoes-Bird Back 40The calendar says it's only been two weeks since I last put pen to paper. But to be honest -- it seems like eons ago. Three weeks ago life was grand. That pesky Achilles tendon that kept me out of the garden had finally h...

Shocking Blue

Jul 14, 2014
Shocking Blue

I know what many of you are thinking. "Hey, when did somebody do a remake of that Bananarama song?" But, for some strange and odd duck reason, I'm a fan of showing my true age. Which is old. Because this is the best version of "Venus," and it was relea...

Fear the Beard!

Jul 9, 2014
Fear the Beard!

Beard of Honeybees (A Swarm)
Sometimes -- even vegetable garden bloggers can hit mental subject roadblocks. It happens to the best of us. And, in my case, it happens to the worst of us. I knew I wanted to write about bees. But you just can't put pen...

The Color of Summer

Jun 27, 2014
The Color of Summer

Vine-Ripening Lemon Boy Tomatoes-Bird Back 40
The color of summer in a backyard vegetable garden is a show not to be missed. Like the rainbow, backyard produce can produce a glow, a hue, an iridescence that excites the soul. I can see that excitement in the photo to...

Plums are for Drinkin!

Jun 18, 2014
Plums are for Drinkin!

Santa Rosa Plum CocktailsSilly rabbit! Trix are for kids! And fresh plums from the yard aren't for munching -- although they do make a nice snack in the morning, afternoon or night. No -- fresh plums are for drinking! And I have the proof. Look Ma! Pho...

But Will There be Enough for PIE???

Jun 14, 2014
But Will There be Enough for PIE???

Arapaho BlackberriesMy friends! The facetious, bull hockey artist known as yours truly is asking a stupid question. Why is it so stupid? Look at the evidence to your immediate right! Know what that is? That's about 5 lbs. of LIP-SMACKING blackberries h...

100 Degrees! Stop! Pea-Pod Time!

Jun 8, 2014
100 Degrees! Stop! Pea-Pod Time!

Fresh Peas from the Spring GardenIn the words of the great MC Hammer, "U Can't Touch This." Well -- actually -- that's a lie because you can. And -- in all honesty folks -- I stole this. Not from MC Hammer either. I stole it from my neighbor, Patrick. ...

Fish + HH = AMF X Kitchen Sink = FAIL!

May 25, 2014
Fish + HH = AMF X Kitchen Sink = FAIL!

And they're Off!Follow closely now children -- because the title of this article is the mathematical equation we followed earlier this spring when planting the heirloom tomato crop now growing, and growing quickly I might add, in the Bird Back 40. Fres...

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