Monday, March 23, 2009

Anarchy in the Garden™

Hey dudes, I'm working on a podcast, Anarchy in the Garden™. It's an amalgamation of my favorite worlds, gardening and punk rock. My suspicion of the establishment has been called out so now it’s time to yell it out. Growing your own food is revolutionary and empowering and this podcast will echo such sentiments.

I need your help. Submit your edible gardening questions like, "what is soil blocking?" and I’ll answer them during the podcast. Please, no questions about roses or geraniums. I’m not that kind of girl.

Here's a tune by one of my favorite Los Angeles punk bands, Circle Jerks. They formed in 1979. I was 3 years old. This footage appeared on New Wave Theatre and was shot at Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, CA.



*The hubs was at this show. He's sitting next to the amp. That explains his bad ear.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What soil blocker do you have? They seem so expensive.

sheepish one said...

i was just searching for a gardening podcast yesterday; and yes, i was judging a book by its cover because there seemed to be nothing that interested me. i will be looking forward to listening to "anarchy in the garden."

my first questions would be, other than the magic seaweed, what other fertilizers do you use, and when or how often do you apply? do you have organic pest-ridding techniques, and do you amend your soil every year, between seasons, or not that often?

SQUIDLY said...

Long time reader, first time poster...

I'm relatively new to Long Beach and have a plot in one of the community gardens. I'm now obsessed with it and with gardening. But, it's been a huge learning curve, so I read your blog religiously. I would like to know the best technique for transplanting the seedlings I manager to block/grow on my windowsill at home. With my first go last late summer/fall, I had pretty good luck with my beet transplants, but nothing else took. I had better luck starting from seed or buying seedlings from Armstrongs. I've just blocked some tomatoes, basil, peppers, and cabbage so would love some advice.

Can't wait to listen to the podcasts!

Shnarfer said...

Long time punk listener and newer Victory Home & Garden reader: Need to stake my snap peas, but not sure what to use? How high will they grow? Etc and more importantly which punk classics should I be playing for my plants to promote higher yield?

Adriana said...

You guys are the raddest! These are the bestest questions. I will definitely be addressing soil blocking but in the meantime you can peep my soil blocking pictorial at: http://victoryhomegarden.blogspot.com/2008/12/soil-blocking-101-pictorial.html

Fertilizers Check. Organic pest control. Any problem in particular. Soil amendments. Check.

Squidly, welcome to Long Beach! Where about do you live? I reside in a neighborhood called Wrigley. Are we neighbors? Obsessed with gardening? That’s music to my ears! Transplanting do’s and don’ts. Got it.

Shnarfer, OMG! “Which punk classics should I be playing for my plants to promote higher yield?” I love it; you are too funny. Staking snap peas. What kind are you growing? Ps, I play a lot of Dead Kennedy’s while I’m the garden.

Thank you for all the questions. Keep ‘em coming!

Fern said...

--What are your favorite tomato varieties?

--How do you handle pests in an organic way?

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Dang, sounds like an awesome podcast!

Tenderheart said...

I'm new to gardening and appreciate all your great advice.

I notice you have a dog...are all the products you recommend safe for dogs?

What vegetables would you recommend for the first timer (Orange County). What is likely to grow despite the dogs traipsing through, too little/too much watering, too much/too little sun, etc. In other words, what is likely to grow despite my ignorance!

christina said...

fern totally stole my questions! ;)

but what about watering? do you have a drip system?

Genevieve said...

I'd like some goth plants for edible gardens. Black flowers, burgundy foliage, that sort of thing.

TC said...

I don't have a question, but play some X and I might listen anyway. Specifically "Live at the Whiskey A Go-Go."

christine said...

Any advice about damping off? I have tried it all, cinnamon, chamomile tea, fans, heaters, no heaters etc...With no luck.

I would love to hear about what plants you grow every year and which ones you would not grow again.

Teresa and David said...

Okay, I'll ask it: What is soil blocking?? I'm a newbie gardener (another obsessed one) and new to your blog, which rocks!!!

Ariel said...

Oh oh I have a question! I'm trying to grow in multiple seasons so pulling out a plant when it is done producing and planting something new. I never know when the right time to pull the thing out is say with peas or cucumbers, maybe I'll get a few more, or I've had a big harvest but there are still flowers. Its hard to pull the thing when you are not sure.