The Long Handled Dipper, Gourd - NEW for 2018!👈 This new and exciting variety to our seed shop will grow anywhere from 2-4 feet long with an extra long handle. These gourds can be carved out to be used as a ladle or "dipper", and are widely used for crafting. Once harvested, wash the #gourd with a non bleaching disinfectant and then lay it out to dry in a well ventilated area.
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Lonely bloom in the middle of winter!
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Day 1 of seed starting for spring!! This round is mainly herbs 🌿, peppers 🌶️, and tomatoes 🍅!
A little peek into my world of daily chores. I probably looked like a real jamoke wondering around with a climbing helmet on (GoPro attached) feeding the animals. But it allowed me to make this video. And that’s pretty cool ya? #dailychores#goprovideo#everydayallyear
Today’s produce. As summer dawns upon us and the winter fades away we enjoy the seasons produce and await the new summer lot! Lots of babies to be planted and settled in during the next month before the heat sets in. #freshproduce#growfoodnotlawns
Winter has finally come to San Diego! Received the first #frostdamage of the year here in lemon grove. My crops like this romaine lettuce are fine, but unfortunatley Iost about half of my summer seedlings! Oh no! I didn't expect the temperature to drop so low so I didn't put out my frost blankets. Oh well, they are out now and will hopefully save the remaining seedlings as we get through this little cold snap this week. A little taste of winter reality this week..
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If you don’t want to start your seeds in plastic bags or in a dome, you can do the @solocup in a storage bin. I add water. Heat mat underneath with T8 lights overhead. No transfer required!
Meet Penny & Clarabelle. They aren't new, just camera shy so they aren't on our feed much. We didn't raise these two as chicks so they are much more independent than Harriet or Lulu were. It was kind of reassuring to see them perched on this box over the weekend though. It definitely made me chuckle. As a first time livestock owner, I can say losing your first one is harder than I thought. I'd also recommend reading @fresheggsdaily blog about losing a member of your flock. It helped me immensely! 🐓 So did all of your kind words and stories. ❤️
Kale is one of my favorite vegetables to grow for a lot of reasons but this purple kale is especially awesome! Not only is it beautiful but it’s purple color actually helps to protect it from one of kales biggest threats, the cabbage worm. The little green caterpillars can easily hide on the green leaves of kale and other brassica but will usually avoid these purple varieties.
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Herby paths 🌱
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Last of our FALL tomatoes. 🍅 so happy to have them year round. 💚
We are still enjoying our #wintergarden but we are getting excited for spring planting! Here’s what we can start planting in #Arizona! We hope everyone has an awesome day!! 💚💚 Shop these and many more seed varieties - click the link in bio - or visit us at www.SeedsNow.com 📷: @greeniesgarden
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How to CARE for your seedlings that you've started indoors, in trays: *Once all of your seeds have germinated, remove the tops to your trays. *Keep the lights just barely above your seedlings. As your seedlings grow, adjust your lighting upwards. Always keeping the lights as close to the seedlings as possible without them touching. *As soon as all of your seeds have germinated, thin out each pod by snipping all but one healthy seedling. You probably started 3-5 seeds in each pod, but only one healthy seedling is necessary and overcrowding will stop the plants from developing as healthy as they could be. 🥒🍉🌶www.SeedsNow.com🍆🥕🍅
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The forecast is snow. And I miss flowers right now. So here's a warm memory from last year.
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❄ Let me tell ya who isn't even mad about the freak frost we had last night: This cabbage 👆 Or the rest of the brassicas. Or the radishes and carrots. But the experimental, super-early runner beans we put out when it was 80-something a couple weeks back? Even though I covered them last night? They're beyond mad. #theydead ☠
In all seriousness, I am not complaining one bit. I am fully aware and appreciative at how blessed we are to live in the climate that we do, and to be able to garden year-round, while most of you do not have that luxury... Plus, shit happens! Experiments fail. New beans will be sowed, and life will go on. And that's the beauty of hobby gardening right there 🤘🌱
Who else in California lost some plants last night? It's supposed to be another cold one! Bundle up babes!
A couple of months ago when the cucumbers were healthy and starting to produce well. Had to pull it out yesterday because after a few humid days, it got powdery mildew and there was no coming back... What do you think - is it too late to put a couple more plants in? #powderymildew
I can't yet find the words to tell you all how this new space makes me feel, so I'll just leave it at this...
24 hours after the materials were delivered. The finishing touches tomorrow will be the icing on the cake 🤘
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🌞🌄⚘Golden hour 🍃🐔🌙 The final product, almost.
Enjoying the last evening of unobstructed, fresh and tidy views of the nearly finished project... before a little fence was added and the beasts were let back into the rest of the yard this morning!
Yesterday, we pinned down coated chicken wire to the entire soil surface area in the new island, leaving a little opening around the base of each plant for room to grow, but otherwise covering every square inch. This is to prevent the girls from digging and destroying once they're ever allowed into the island itself, which will be many months from now, once the plants fill in and mature. The fencing was then covered with a couple inches of mulch/compost. The base of each new citrus tree each got a ring of pastel cobblestone, left over from the recent front yard project.
After this video was shot, we installed a 2 ft tall green wire fence just inside the stone border to block the girls access to getting inside the island for now, and then rolled up the partition that was keeping quarantined in the back half of the yard. It's kind of a bummer to have to put a little fence up around it, but totally necessary to protect the plants with these ladies around, and so worth it to be able to give them their freedom to free range! Thankfully it doesn't look as gaudy as I was worried it would! I'll show the finished product soon 👍
Also, as many of you requested, I am saving all the Stories from this project in a highlight called Backyard Reno. "Reno", like renovation, btw... No, we didn't get another house in Reno (like a few people thought! 😂😉)
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Who wants these rain gutter planters for their garden?
These planters are one of my favorite features in our garden and with all of the comments and questions we get about them, I think that many of you would agree. Everyone should have a rain gutter planter for their home, so I’m doing two things to help make that happen.
1. I created a YouTube channel with a full video on how to create your own rain gutter planter. (Link in profile)
2. I’m giving away two free rain gutter planters to two of you! (Details below)
To enter to win a rain gutter planter simply tag a friend in a comment below. Each friend you tag is an entry and you may enter as many times as you’d like. Each entry is a chance to win!
To enter to win the other rain gutter, follow my new YouTube channel: Urban Farmstead (link in profile) and comment on the how-to video for these rain gutters.
I’ll select the winners at random on 2/22
I will NOT ship the rain gutters to the winners but I will deliver and possibly even mount them for you IF you live in the Sacramento area. Sorry to those of you who live out of the area. 📷:@sunsetphoto for @sunsetmag
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🍳 A hearty, mostly home-sourced breakfast to fuel us for the busy day ahead: eggs laid yesterday, atop a bed of wilted beet greens and arugula, sprinkled with sweet 'n spicy summer chili powder, Meyer lemon to accompany the avo, and a flame-roasted organic corn tortilla. I can't wait until our Avo tree starts to provide! 🥑
Happy Friday my friends! Nourish yourself!
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Yellow Pear Tomatoes! 😋💛 These beauties would make a unique addition to your garden!
#repost from @thegeogarden
🌿 Last weekend's greens harvest 🍃
As much as I've enjoyed having all those plants in the background in a beautiful cluster on the patio, I'm dying to get them planted in their new home this weekend! But first, to build it. 💪🤓 Stay tuned on Stories if you want to watch some of the process.