Weed Zap update

I have been using an organic herbicide called Weed Zap for the last 4 months, here is my detailed review notes.

Weed Zap organic herbicide

We don’t spray Roundup or equivalent herbicides here at Altamont Farms. They work incredibly well but the science on the effects is still working itself out and our primary concern is the health of our honeybees. Glyposhate is starting to show up in honeybees and while I can’t control where the bees travel during the…

Grilled Radicchio

I love bitter greens and radicchio is a favorite. Grilling it with this simple marinade makes a great summer entree that transforms flavor and texture. It really is a meal by itself but also consider pairing with some bratwurst.

Nature Finds a Way

A fun discovery of a greenhouse full of tomato seedlings reminds me that nature finds a way.

White eggs, brown eggs…

You stand there in the market and look at the display case wondering if you should spend the extra $$ for the brown eggs because they must be better, right?

Winter Pototoes

Potatoes planted in the late summer as the garden is giving up for season change yield a welcome bounty in December

Mycorrizhae Fungi for Stronger Plants and Better Yields

I planted fava beans this week after a few weeks of cool weather in the 60s, the time was right. Of course, then we get hit with a mini-heatwave and the temps have spiked back up into the upper 70s. It really doesn’t matter that much, the soil temp will stay cool enough for the…

Bougainvillea Care

Bougainvilleas are the quintessential California flowering vine. Here are some simple guidelines for success with these plants, learned from my own mistakes.