Sacramento Connect: Best of Blogs

Published: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 9CALIFORNIA LIFE

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings:

• Sacramento's Pam Farley, a.k.a. the Brown Thumb Mama, laments the lack of productivity in her summer vegetable garden:

"What on earth happened? I have a few guesses. These garden beds have been in continuous use for a few years, and I haven't added much compost or manure tea to enrich the soil. From now on, I'll take one bed out of the rotation each year and amend the heck out of it. I might even try some cover crops over the winter.

"Next year, if volunteer zukes pop up – I'll pull them up so the intended crops will live. Those jicama seeds are expensive!"

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