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For anyone who missed my recent 90 minute webinar on GOURMET COMPOST, the webinar has been recorded and is available for $35 on-demand from Oct. 1st, 2020 until Oct. 8th for $35. The webinar covers options for compost bins, feeding your compost “pets, monitoring progress, what can go wrong and how to right it, when is compost “finished,” and making the best use of your compost. Click below to pay almost by any of a number of ways. Thank you.
Where do you find Ced-o-flora?
I search the web and couldn’t find it. I guess it’s no longer available. I have some from amny, many years ago.
My San Marzano’s did great as well, and no freeze yet here in my little micro system. I will try to save seeds as well. I obtained mine from someone who saved the seeds…. We have lots of black walnuts here if you are feeling you need more. They are just starting to rain down. Feel free. That is one crop I have not done here….perhaps down the road. Karen
I appreciate the black walnut offer, but my two trees bore enough — 12 5-gallon buckets filled.
I’m wondering why black walnuts and their toxicity to so many plants aren’t a problem near your vegetable beds?
The trees aren’t anywhere near my vegetable beds. And in other years, we collect nuts offsite.
As always, informative and envy provoking. As for freezing nights, here on the California coast we had +100 degree temperatures yesterday.
Is there some reason why you don’t fill your tomato jars to within a quarter of an inch of the top. My grandmother always insisted on this as a way to prevent spoilage. Is it a myth? – Thanks
Other readers pointed out the relatively large headspace above the tomatoes in my jars. That’s to reduce siphoning, where, as jars cool and pressure drops, tomatoes start bubbling. If they bubble too much against the lid, they might find an opening out of which to seep before the lids press totally down from pressure decrease. Too much continuity between the liquid and the lids can then cause the liquid to start siphoning out. A little more headspace decreases those chances.
I notice that your jars of canned tomatoes have quite a bit of head space in the jar. Is that to reduce siphoning? I’ve been having trouble with that, even though I use the water bath method. Thanks.
Yes, I’ve had better results by leaving a little more headspcae in the jars. No siphoning.
My walnut trees yield an abundance every other year. This year the one with the largest, I mean huge, walnuts hangs over my bedroom metal roof. This year the walnuts are the largest I can remember in 30 years here in zone 7.
I read with interest about your seminar on compost. I would buy into one on figs.
Lucky you, about the walnuts.Keep an eye out for fig webinar.