Welcome to the California Garden in the month of December. In today’s blog post, we look at all the winter garden harvests we made in the month of December 2020. Next, we take a tour of the California Garden, looking at our raised bed garden and container garden. We will look at some interesting gardening products, announce giveaway for the MarsHydro XS1000 LED Grow Light. Also, meet our new Labrador Retriever puppy in this monthly episode and check out his antics in the garden.
We harvested lots of vegetables this month from our home garden. We harvested broccoli, cauliflower from raised beds, carrots (ferry’s best Nantes carrots) from containers, fenugreek leaves that was growing in aluminum containers, kohlrabi, Washington navel orange, spinach from containers, spring onions, sunchokes, and tomatoes.
In our raised beds we have carrots, spinach, some brassicas like cauliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, some radish, bunching green onions and some beef steak tomatoes growing. On the next bed we have onions, elephant garlic, beets, garlic, carrots and potatoes. On the next bed we have all our brassicas -cauliflower, cabbage, Romanesco, mustard greens and pepper plants growing. Next bed has the tomato plants which have considerably slowed down now, and white kohlrabi (terek and kosak variety), and spinach growing. In our last bed we have some more brassicas- broccoli, cabbage, shallots, ivy gourds growing towards the back, purple kohlrabi, purple potatoes, and shallots/bunching onions.
In containers, we have cauliflowers, okra, millionaire eggplant that we are planning to overwinter, garlic, kuroda carrots, pea plant, shallots, hyacinth bean plants, mint, bok-choy, kohlrabi, Malabar spinach that has more seeds than leaves, lablab beans , cherry tomato plant, and black beauty eggplants. We added some containers to test the viability of carrot seeds and also added few more containers in which we are growing shallots, galangal, turmeric, cabbage, beets, cauliflower and dill.
Progress on the Mars Hydro grow light
We were growing cilantro and bok choy under these grow lights to test the performance and overall plant growth under this grow light. The plants grew very well over a month period, the light wasn’t too hot to burn the plants and the intensity of the light was enough for the plants to get all the nutrients they need from this grow light and the leaves grew quite big. We harvested cilantro from this container that was placed under this grow light, bok choy greens that we use in stir fry. Overall, we are quite amazing by the Mars hydro grow light for growing plants indoors. We are giving away a Mars hydro grow light to one of our viewers so head to our you tube channel to find out more information on how to enter the giveaway. If you want to get one go to this website to order yours, discount code – californiagardening
So head over to our YouTube Channel to watch the latest episode of the December 2020 Garden Tour with Gardening tips and answers!