Sacramento Vegetable Gardening

Sacramento Vegetable Gardening Bill & Venus Bird are a weird and wacky gardening couple who call Sacramento home and garden in a backyard filled with raised gardening beds and fruit trees. Both share a love of heirloom tomatoes and vegetables and start most of what they grow from seed. Venus -- a former reporter at KTXL FOX 40 and NewsTalk 1530 KFBK in Sacramento -- serves as the inspiration for an experimental garden that is always growing in size and scope.

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


Shocking Blue

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!

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

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!

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???

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!

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!

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...

The Show

The Show

Wonderful Pomegranate Tree-Bird Back 40Hello old friend. It's nice to see you again. It's been far too long since you last visited and I'm overjoyed to see that you're feeling well again. I was so worried last year when you came down with some strange ...

Snap! Crackle! Pop!

Snap! Crackle! Pop!

Snap, Crackle and Pop Here to See YouI know what you're thinking. I really do. You saw the title of this latest blog posting and your heart sank. "Bill Bird has gone commercial," you thought. "He's traded in his heirloom tomatoes for some kid's cereal!...

The Drought is Over!

The Drought is Over!

The Wife That is Venus-Bird Back 40You heard right -- the drought is over! It's done! Finished! Kaput! Good riddance! Don't let the door hit you in the keester on the way out! Your company was never wanted to begin with! So, get a clue, MaGoo and SCRAM...

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