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Breaking Ground in a New Garden

In my last post, we began our new series, How To Start A Garden, with some back end planning work. I suggested that you get a soil test done, draw a map of your space, […]

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How to Start a Garden: Part 1

In this series of posts, we’re going to dive into the process of building a garden from the ground up. It can be pretty overwhelming to move into a new space and set out to […]

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The Best Seeds to Start in February

Here in northern California, I typically don’t begin seeding most of my crops in the greenhouse until March. There are some plants, however, that really benefit from an early start. Below I’ll share with you […]

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Gardening in a Flood

As gardeners, frequent and heavy winter rains can sometimes spur contradictory thoughts. We all know we need the rain. But does it have to come pounding down at once, wreaking havoc on our gardens in […]

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A New Year, A New Garden

Gardens are pretty unique in that they can start over each new year, almost from scratch.  With some crops, it can turn into a huge frustration, especially if it’s something that you only get one […]

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10 Ways To Get Your Garden Ready For Winter

Even though our fall rains were late this year (and thank goodness for them), I was so busy getting other work done that I didn’t have the time to fully prepare the garden. It leaves […]

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California Wildfire Resources

It’s hard to know what to say during another difficult season of fires. I’d like to take this opportunity to point you all towards a few resources that we’ve put together around positive community action […]

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Planting a Field of Peonies

I’ve been wanting to plant lots of lots of peonies ever since I started B-Side Farm about five years ago. They’re a perennial that takes a long time mature, and you aren’t even supposed to […]

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Time To Dig The Dahlias

When I first moved to California, I didn’t understand the rampant obsession with dahlias on the West coast. To me, dahlias just seemed too obvious a flower. Too decadent and showy. Fast forward seven years, […]

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