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The Natomas Farm
….the key to get out of Hell

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Jul 9, 2016
….the key to get out of Hell

I have been working this farm for nearly eight years. We've had our ups and downs such as frost damage......fireblight......leaf miners....and a few more headaches that would fill up an entire page here. It can't get much worse than the above mentioned...

The Natomas Farm
….the key to get out of Hell

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Jul 9, 2016
….the key to get out of Hell

I have been working this farm for nearly eight years. We've had our ups and downs such as frost damage......fireblight......leaf miners....and a few more headaches that would fill up an entire page here. It can't get much worse than the above mentioned...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
The Game

The Game

I'm learning to live without you nowBut I miss you sometimesThe more I know, the less I understand,All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning againI've been tryin' to get downTo the heart of the matterBut my will gets weakAnd my thoughts seem to sca...

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The Natomas Farm
…..not even heros could help me

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Jul 6, 2016
…..not even heros could help me

Where in the hell has Farmer Deno's http://thenatomasfarm.blogspot.com been? It's been offline for two months!Due to a idiot (me) not backing up his files.....due to a idiot (me) waiting for his PC to die like a fly on a Mac truck windshield.....due ...

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Henrí the Peach

Henrí the Peach

In a small corner of a treed city, paradise bloomed. It was one of those carefully tended gardens where honeybees nourished themselves on a never ending supply of pollen from a various supply of delicious sources, and where migrating Monarch butterflies, dragonflies and hummingbird moths stopped off to dance...

The Farmer Fred Rant
Droopy Leaves on a Hot Afternoon. Water…Or Not?

Droopy Leaves on a Hot Afternoon. Water…Or Not?


Do your plants have droopy leaves on a hot afternoon? 

   

There are two schools of thought.


One school says plants conserve moisture on a hot afternoon by allowing their leaves to sag.


The other school says: "Don't believe that first school."

Drooping leaves are...

The Farmer Fred Rant
Battling Tomato Hornworms

Battling Tomato Hornworms

Doug from Mather writes in:
"As a first time tomato grower, I have two plants in pots (Patio & Bush Better Boy), and four in the ground (Roma, Sun Gold, Lemon Boy, & Black Krim). Something was eating the young tomatoes in the pots. Upon closer inspection I found three juicy, green caterpillars...

Game to 100
Seeking peace of mind in denial works until the truth floods out

May 30, 2016
Seeking peace of mind in denial works until the truth floods out

I woke up yesterday morning in a can-do spirit. I decided I would check out the lawn sprinklers and adjust the spray heads if needed. Sure enough, three of them were out of whack. A few turns with a screwdriver … Continue reading

Game to 100
Seeking peace of mind in denial works until the truth floods out

May 30, 2016
Seeking peace of mind in denial works until the truth floods out

I woke up yesterday morning in a can-do spirit. I decided I would check out the lawn sprinklers and adjust the spray heads if needed. Sure enough, three of them were out of whack. A few turns with a screwdriver … Continue reading

Bamboo and More
Front yard succulent mounds finally mulched

Front yard succulent mounds finally mulched

In February we finally removed the front lawn and replaced it with two succulent mounds surrounded by decomposed gravel walkways. The rock we had originally chosen as the top dressing, California Gold, ended up being too pink for our taste. I started to dig it into the soil to a) improve...

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