Author Claire Splan

Claire Splan, a freelance writer and editor, is the author of California Month-by-Month Gardening and California Fruit and Vegetable Gardening and blogs about gardening at An Alameda Garden. Read more about her here.


Two-Batch Tumbling Composter: Product Review


If you ask me, the hardest part about composting is the effort required to turn the compost pile. As your pile of brown and green materials gets bigger and bigger, turning it over with a garden fork can become quite a workout. And if you stop turning the pile, it'll be a good long time before you get that black gold of crumbly, nutrient-rich compost you were hoping for. The Two-Batch Tumbling Composter from Gardener's Supply Continue Reading


Book Review – Grow a Little Fruit Tree: Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees, by Ann Ralph


Grow a Little Fruit Tree: Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees By Ann Ralph Storey Publishing Paperback, 168 pages $12.79 USD Author Ann Ralph is on a mission: to bring the art and practice of fruit-growing within reach, literally and figuratively, of as many people as possible. Her goal is to show you […] Continue Reading