The Garden Blog at Pinder's

A NIGHT GARDEN IN AUGUST, 2010

This Full Moon Draws Our Focus Back to The Routines of Life, But Don’t Stop Dreaming! As folks who work the earth, our family has come to recognize the subtle changes in our surroundings that come with each passing full moon. Perhaps you have learned to notice these changes too. Did you notice last week how the light was different– more golden than white? Did...
Read more

Landscape Care In the Late Summer, AUGUST 2010

It is what I call the doldrums of summer. The persistent heat has taken its toll. And the absent rains have made the heat stress of a Zone 10 summer that much more intolerable. Remember the Pinder’s Mantra: “A plant is a living organism responding to an ever-changing environment.”   As growers, gardeners, horticulturists we have a special regard for the rhythms of the seasons. We...
Read more

LATE SUMMER CHECKLIST FOR KITCHEN GARDEN CARE, AUGUST 2010

Fall is just around the corner and if you are aiming to grow some of your own food this year, now is the  time to start planning.  Begin by taking an inventory of the foods you know you will eat.  Some of our favorites are tomatoes in a variety of shapes and flavors.  Everything from snacking and salads to slicing and saucing.  We also like...
Read more