Category Archives: General

2019 Spring – Garden Calendar


 

This garden calendar is for our community garden plot in San Jose, CA. The garden calendar will vary for other states & city, as it depends on the local weather and season. You can use this garden calendar with San Jose weather & season in mind.

This year spring will start by 20th Mar 2019- so we need to prepare so that all plants are ready to plan outdoor.

I have started the plan and will keep this blog updated, every month as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to post it in comments.

For beginners (like me), gardening is trial and error – especially when you are trying to plan Indian and non-local veggies. We need to understand local season, weather and ensure its right time. I have added 2018 Garden calendar and its success rate for reference.

Hope this garden calendar helps! Happy Gardening!

 

Vegetables

Plant 

Sow Indoor 

Transplant / Direct Seed Outdoor

 

Reference 

My Garden Dates 

Reference

My Garden Dates

Tomato 

Jan 5-18

Jan 21

Mar 8-20 

 

Onion 

   

Feb 1- 3, Feb 20-22

 

Kohl Rabi 

   

Feb 4-19 

 

Egg Plant 

Dec 21-22

Jan 21

Mar 15-20, Apr 5 

 

Beans 

 

Jan 21

Mar 8- Mar 20 

 

Cabbage 

Jan 5-18

 

Feb 4-15 

 

Pepper  

Dec 21-22

Jan 21

Mar 15-20, Apr 5 

 

Bok choy 

   

Feb 1– Mar 31

 

Okra 

 

Jan 21

Mar 15-20 

 

Radishes 

   

Feb 1- 3, Feb 20-22

 

Carrots

   

Jan 25-Feb 3 

 

Tomatillo 

       

Beet Root 

   

Feb 20-Mar 5 

 

Chow Chow / Chayote

       

Avarai / Flat Beans 

 

Jan 21

   

 

Greens

Plant 

Sow Indoor 

 

Transplant / Direct Seed Outdoor

 

Reference 

My Garden Dates

Reference 

My Garden Dates 

Arai Keerai

NA

     

Red Thandu Keerai

NA

     

Mustard greens 

NA

     

Swiss Chard 

Jan 18-21

 

Feb 8-15

 

Cilantro 

NA

     

Kale 

NA

     

Meethi Greens

NA

     

Pulicha Keerai 

TBD 

Jan 21

   

Collard 

NA 

 

Feb 4-19 

 

Lettuce 

 

Jan 21

   

Spinach

   

Jan 18-21, Feb 4- 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Jose Yearly Weather

Courtesy:

https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/USCA0993:1:US

https://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-calendar/CA/San%20Jose

 

2018 Spring & Fall – Garden Plan (Yield & Success Rate)

Here am adding details of the success rate of last year (2018) garden plan, so that it can be used as reference. Some of the vegetables are started late, but still gave good yield. Few of them wasn’t successful for some reason, still trying to understand with trial and error method. There could be various reasons why the yield wasn’t good, whether it’s time or soil or watering or plant shock during transplant. I will try to add my observations as possible.

Vegetables – Our Garden Dates

 

Sow Indoor

Transplant or Sow Outdoor

Harvest Dates 

Yield/ Success Rate

Tomato 

26/Mar/18

 

14/Jul/18 to Nov

Excellent

Onion 

NA

     

Broccoli

   

11/Jun/18

Okay

Kohl Rabi / Nookal

   

10/Jun/18

Excellent

Egg Plant 

     

Bad

Beans 

       

Cabbage 

       

Pepper  

       

Bok choy 

       

Okra 

26/Mar/18

   

Bad

Radishes 

   

17/Jun/18

Good

Carrots

       

Tomatillo 

     

Good

Beet Root 

       

Chow Chow / Chayote

       

Avarai / Flat Beans 

       

Potatoe 

 

1- Mar

26-May-18

Good

 

Greens – Our Garden Dates

 

Sow Indoor 

Transplant or Sow Outdoor 

Harvest Dates 

Yield/ Success Rate

Arai Keerai

       

Red Thandu Keerai

   

27/May/18

Excellent

Mustard greens 

       

Swiss Chard 

       

Cilantro 

   

27/May/18

Excellent

Kale 

       

Meethi Greens

 

5/Mar 

9/Apr 

Excellent 

Pulicha Keerai 

       

Collard 

       

Lettuce 

       

Spinach

       

 

Photos from 2018 Gardening

 

 

 

 

Upgrading HP Laptop with Samsung SSD


Laptop Configuration Details:

Model: HP Envy 17t-j100

Processor: i7 4700MQ 2.7Ghz

RAM: 16GB

NVidia GeForce: 2GB

SSD Used: Samsung EVO 740, 256GB SSD

 

Warning!!!

  • This procedure may void your warranty and might make your laptop stop working.

Step1: Create Recovery Disc

  • As first step you need to create recovery disc and this is not an optional step. You must do this before removing old HDD from your Laptop
  • Each laptop manufacturer has its own methods to this step. For HP Laptop you can follow the steps given in this link http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03481733&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en
  • Once you complete the procedures you will have 5 DVDs which is recovery disc.

Step2: Backup existing data in HDD

  • Just to be safe, copy your existing file & data in your existing HDD to another external Hard disk or Pen drive

Step3: Open Laptop, remove HDD & connect SSD

  • You need a screw driver & SSD for this step. See the video below

    Video Part-1

    Video Part-2

  •  

Step4: Restore OS with Recovery Disk

  • Power ON Laptop and see if Laptop detects SSD in BIOS.
  • Insert Recovery disc-1 and boot laptop from CD/DVD Drive
  • Windows installer will ask all five disc during “copying files” step
  • Installation will start after copying files
  • Installation may restart 3-4 times and your laptop is ready to use

If you have question, please post it in the comments below