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Turning Over a Garden For Winter

There’s so much to do on a farm in the fall. There’s the harvesting of remaining summer crops, coaxing of younger fall crops, ripping out spent crops, composting and preparing new ground, and, if you’re lucky, taking the time to sow and transplant new things for spring. Over at my little flower farm, I’m usually […]

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Rebuilding Soil After a Fire

What a tough week it’s been in the North Bay. Following the devastating fires that have swept through large swaths of California, we’re all coming out of initial shock and moving through stages of grief and onto thoughts of rebuilding. As a gardener, in the moments I’m not mourning all the tangible things people have […]

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New Exciting Pepper Varieties to Grow Next Season

The world of peppers is a vast, exciting one. I kid you not! Before I started growing vegetables I had no idea that there were so many great and unique peppers out there. When I arrived to learn and later work at the Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz, my mind was blown by […]

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Where’s The Mango Mulch??

You love Mango Mulch.  We love that you love Mango Mulch.  It’s no secret that we haven’t been able to offer Mango Mulch this year despite all of our efforts to make it available.  So what happened?  Well, it all started with one of the wettest winter & spring we’ve had in a long time. […]

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Using Compost in the Fall

Happy September, gardeners! It’s hard to think about fall gardening right now with all this heat rolling into town. That’s always the challenge of September. It seems there are so many varied tasks for the garden, some that cling more to summer work and others that are pulling you towards fall. For me, this means […]

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The Beauty Of Biennials

There’s something truly beautiful to me about biennials. When I really think about annual flowers, they seem too simple, too easy. I mean, think about it. You start them from seed, they grow quickly and easily into big plants, flower abundantly, and then just like that they set seed and senesce for the year. The […]

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A Guide To Summer Rose Care

I planted about 100 roses this past winter. It took months and months, through storms and heat, and hungry deer (and the tedious erecting of a deer fence), but this summer they finally took off and have just finished their second burst of blooms. As we all know, roses are needy beasts. Everyone under the […]

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It’s Time To Plant A Hedgerow

When extolling the virtues of organic farming and gardening, I always feel that it’s important to focus on the positive impacts we’re able to have on our soil and environment, rather than just reciting a list of the things we don’t do. Sure, we don’t use harsh pesticides and other chemicals, we tend not to […]

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The Best Flowers To Grow This Summer

Late June in California is a funny time for summer flowers. The early spring-blooming bulbs like ranunculus and anemones are long gone, the peonies have just passed, and many of the heat-loving summer annuals are still small plants in the ground, far from flowering. Without careful planning and manipulating their season a bit, it’s a […]