Rob & MJ's Garden

Our little plot of garden in So Cal – grow and buy local!

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Winter 2017/2018 Garden is Planted

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting the winter garden ready.  I’ve lost track of all the alpaca manure that went into the garden this, but the soil is sure looking good which is no small feat at bad as the soil is around here. It doesn’t look like  [ Read More ]

Peach Cobbler – Rob’s Iron Skillet Recipe

As far as I’m concerned, the best way to make peach cobbler is in an Iron Skillet.  You get that flaky crust with a little bit of crunch.  Oooo it’s good.   It has taken a couple of years to get this just right and I have to so nobody is  [ Read More ]

Getting Ready for the Winter 2017/2018 Garden

Wow, it’s been a long while since I’ve done any posts here.   In late 2017, we decided to drastically expand the garden.  We started a bit late, but did manage to get some winter and then summer crops in.  But the new areas still needed more work.   So this year’s  [ Read More ]

The New Vegi Garden has begun!

We picked a spot at the edge of the backyard for the vegi garden.  I’m really excited that it’s finally in progress and we were able to get it going just in time to be able to get onions planted.  It’s about a month late, but we should still be  [ Read More ]

We like to grow a lot of peppers and I’ve been wanting to try doing something a little different with them, so I decided I wanted to try and make a Jalapeno jelly.  After a little research I decided to make a pepper jelly with Jalapeno and Serrano peppers. I  [ Read More ]

The summer tomatoes are picking up steam.  We mostly just have Health Kick tomatoes.  But I also planted some smaller patio tomatoes for MJ who loves cherry tomatoes.  

Purple Bush Beans

These are some delicious Purple Bush Beans.  They will turn green when the are cooked.  But you can use them in salads if you want to keep that lovely purple color.

Biker Billy Jalapenos

My favorite Jalapenos are getting close to being ready for the first harvest.  Biker Billy Jalapenos are nice HOT!  

  Aaah yes, it’s that time of year again.  The time when I go out into garden and dig up literally 100+ pounds of onions.  These are grown from two bundles of seed onions.  One bundle of Southern Red and one bundle of 1015 Super Sweet onions. The onions were  [ Read More ]

I was a little late this year getting the summer vegetables started, but they are finally starting to fill out.   We’ve got the following growing in the garden right now: 3 Health Kick Tomatoes 3 Patio Tomatoes 3 Biker Billy Jalapeno Peppers 1 Bell Pepper 3 Hot Thai Peppers 1  [ Read More ]