Category Archives: Gardening

Sunset Koi

Meet Victoria, co owner of Sunset Koi and Pond Supply in Redding. Sunset Koi sells Japanese Koi from their ponds just south of the Redding  airport. Seen below, Queen Victoria summons her aquatic subjects with just a wave of her hand. … Continue reading

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Driveway Morels

All the rain brought in a fairy ring of Morels popping up right out of the gravel driveway of this house in Shasta Lake City. I think they are edible, but somehow the idea of foraging a driveway for mushrooms … Continue reading

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Spring time at Wild Thyme

One of our all-time favorite Redding shops. Stopping in here will give you some great ideas for your Spring garden, or a gift for a friend. Here are a few casual images I recently captured, just wandering the store. 1272 … Continue reading

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Squashghetti -what to do with Summer squash that gets away

We’ve all seen them. Those giant Summer Squash or Zucchini that hide among the leaves in your garden until a few days too late, you notice them. Too big now to become delicate grilled veggies, they are now hulking massive … Continue reading

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Peas on Earth

This unseasonable Spring started last December, apparently. The lovely Karry put some peas in the garden, and here they are coming into production, well before the end of January. So crisp in stir fry! Beautiful variegated leaf patterns can make … Continue reading

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Sacramento Vegetable Garden blogger Bill Bird

Added a new link to vegetable garden blogger Bill Bird’s excellent Sacramento Vegetable Gardening blog. Although not exactly a Redding resource, I imagine Sacramento vegetable gardeners face many of the same challenges as we do. His posts are written in … Continue reading

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Farmers Market at Turtle Bay

The ‘other’ Farmers Market in Redding is on Sunday mornings at Turtle Bay. Not as crowded as Saturday’s market at City Hall. Still a peachy place to get your fresh produce and wholesome food. More info at the Shasta Growers … Continue reading

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Season’s first frost (almost) gets Redding gardeners picking

Got Karry Picking, anyway. We heard it might be a hard frost last night, but it wasn’t quite. Not taking any chances, Karry went out and picked what remained of the tomatoes and peppers. Fresh tomatoes in November. That’s Really … Continue reading

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