foodnotlawns Photos & Videos

11 hours ago

Seed order is already here! I got a free pack of sea grapes. I read up on it and I may not grow it. It’s not really that tropical here. I’m looking for friends in #florida.

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19 hours ago

Our Monday gets motivated when little gardeners are excited about green living. @bigcitygardener has his mini gardeners all excited about growing salads in Watex Garden Beds! #Repost @bigcitygardener with @get_repost ・・・ My son, Ace, is very curious & asks a lot of questions. It’s really dope anytime he tells or teaches his little sister something that he’s asked me about. Today he was telling her dirt helps food grow. My daughter looks up to her big brother, so of course she was all ears. This is the kids checking on their @watex.greenliving beds. There’s plenty of salad mix growth happening. #mondaymotivation #urbangarden #growyourown #MyGardenToday #FoodNotLawns #FromSeed #Permaculture #FoodIsMedicine #GrowingFood #FromTheGarden #GardenFresh #GetGrowing #california #EpicGardening #WinterGarden #UrbanGarden #watexgreenliving #TheHappyGardeningLife #GardeningWithKids #KidsInTheGarden #kidsgarden #RaisedBeds #kitchengarden #urbangardening

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Mount Coburg Community Garden (aka Charles St Patch) now has a path! What a transformation in a little over 12 months. Great work team! And the tomatoes are pumpkins are coming along beautifully too. --- -- - #upfieldurbanforest #upfieldtrainline #urbangreening #mountcoburgcommunitygarden #communitygardening #community #volunteer #fighttheurbanheatsink #shade #foodnotlawns #guerrillagardening #moreland #transformingmoreland #fightclimatechange #localaction #gardening #melbournegardening #thepathisclear

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I finally transplanted some leeks out of a cell tray. I put them into the @bootstrapfarmer 2 inch cups. I ordered these from amazon and I’m underwhelmed. I know they are known for their heavy trays and for 25 cents per cup, I was expecting anything very thick but I’m going to stick to red solo cups. These are only standing up because they are leaning on each other. They don’t have a flat bottom. I’ll post more about it later.

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I potted up some peat pellets of the stellar Mix from @farmstand59. I didn’t thin them. I wanna see how they do. I’ve got many more of them.

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My son, Ace, is very curious & asks a lot of questions. It’s really dope anytime he tells or teaches his little sister something that he’s asked me about. Today he was telling her dirt helps food grow. My daughter looks up to her big brother, so of course she was all ears. This is the kids checking on their @watex.greenliving beds. There’s plenty of salad mix growth happening. 👌🏾 _________________________________________________ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #GrowingHouston #MasterGardener #GrowForIt #MyGardenToday #FoodNotLawns #FromSeed #Permaculture #FoodIsMedicine #GrowingFood #FromTheGarden #GardenFresh #GetGrowing #BlackFarmers #HoustonTexas #EpicGardening #FallGarden #WinterGarden #UrbanGarden #GardenInspo #GardenActivist #LoveGardeners #Zone9a #TheHappyGardeningLife #GardeningWithKids #KidsInTheGarden #KidsGarden #RaisedBeds #GardenGrown #KitchenGarden #UrbanGardening

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Our overwintering greens got a big drink of water this weekend ⛆ We had quite a storm here! (Swipe across) Thankfully, it was warm enough to pull back the row covers yesterday without the risk of overnight frost.. it meant covering everything up in the rain tonight, though, before the temperature drops. Ah, the wintertime dance that I do here in zone 7 😅 but it means that we have fresh greens in the winter, so I can definitely get on board with that. . Do you grow food during the winter? What types of things do you grow? Do you have to protect them from the cold? . Under these row covers, I planted heirloom kale, daikon radishes, Asian stir fry greens, spinach, and carrots. Today, I noticed some of last spring's Swiss chard popping up, too! 🌱

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I use to start all my seeds in coco coir but I stopped because peat pellets are so much easier to handle. I still have these bricks and didn’t really think I was going to use them. I now have worms. It makes amazing bedding material.

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My oldest gets excited whenever i bring up the worms. He wants to go check and feed them. I had him help me turn it to help bury the chard. He just squealed when he saw all the worms that came up. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen him that excited. I was happy to see that and the black gold underneath.

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Mini front yard harvest. I heavily pruned or pulled most of the remaining summer tomatoes and eggplants. I left the Brad’s Atomic Grape though. I didn’t have the heart to pull it. I already trimmed it 4 weeks ago and there are still lots of fruit on it. Anyway, I pulled some onions and other stuff so I can make room for more winter veggies, like red scallions, Tokinashi turnip, carrots, Merlo Nero spinach, and Napa Rose cherry tomatoes from @wildboarfarms. . #foodnotlawns #tomatoes #scallions #ediblelandscaping #frontyardgarden #socalgarden #sustainableliving #howdoesyourgardengrow #growwhatyoueat #iShopInMyGarden #growyourown #sunsetmag #iShopInMyBackyard #organicgardening #urbanhomestead #farmtofork #gardentotable #farmtotable #urbangarden #growyourownfood #urbanfarm #sustainableliving #bhg #permaculture #epicgardening #thehappygardeninglife #sustainablesprout #orangecounty #realhensofocgarden #realhensofoc

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2 days ago

Wow.. a new #eggplant bloom 😭😍 Hope this develops an eggplant 🤞🏽

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2 days ago

I know you want to know what I ordered from @tradewindsfruit the other day. I’m still waiting on the list for medicinal herbs from @healinginheels to order those. I may trade if I can’t find them.

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2 days ago

A new tray was started with the @vegbed bamboo mat and much less water. I will need to remember to check it everyday just to make sure it is moist. I am doing the #orach again. I will be starting some of those in soil to be transplanted into the garden. #microgreens

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2 days ago

Carrots are another staple in my garden. I’m always growing carrots. I use them to cook with, for juice, shredded up as a bonus ingredient in my kids muffins. My favorite thing about carrots is you can plant so many of them, & they store well in ground. Just add a 3” layer of mulch on top & they can be stored in ground through winter. You can even add a tarp over the mulch to keep the mulch from getting too moist. The mulch will protect the crop until you’re ready to harvest in the spring. I don’t have much luck with the rainbow colored carrots in my zone, so I usually only grow 2 varieties. I like to plant what grows well. _________________________________________________ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #GrowingHouston #MasterGardener #GrowForIt #MyGardenToday #FoodNotLawns #FromSeed #Permaculture #FoodIsMedicine #GrowingFood #FromTheGarden #RaisedBeds #GardenFresh #HoustonTexas #EpicGardening #FallGarden #WinterGarden #UrbanGarden #GardenInspo #GardenActivist #HappyGardener #Harvest #TheHappyGardeningLife #KitchenGarden #GardenGrown #UrbanGardening #Zone9a #EatWhatYouGrow #GetGrowing #BlackFarmers #GreenFingers

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2 days ago

Good job Partner @greenzebragardening 🙌🏼♻️🥬!! Lovely morning showing our new Community Parkway Garden to our friends and neighbors! Thank you for everyone who came out to support, learn & connect! See you soon😀🛠🧱~~ Extra thanks to our guest speaker @latebloomershow and our sound artists @omneilpresent @sbmusiclb 🎶📿💎~~ . . . #grandopening #tuning #connecting #community #soundhealing #foodhealing #yoga #gratitude #gardens #eatplants ❤️☀️🤗🌷 Thanks for the new hat @clearwatergarden #gardenhairdontcare

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2 days ago

Took advantage of this mild December day and reclaimed a veggie bed from the rogue pineberries 😂 I really do love them, but they are *enthusiastic* little buggers! In the newly cleared and composted bed, I'll be growing a succession of heirloom beets, carrots, and Charentais melons over the course of the next growing season. Do you have plants that seem to want to take over? How do you deal with them? Do you let them roam free in their own space, or do you play the catch up game like I do? 😂 . . It was 52F (11C) here today - very mild for being nearly winter. I was blessed with a break in the rain just long enough to clear this veggie bed. The sky was kind 🙂 ... and I saw the hawk return today. It swooped down in front me... it's been a while since that happened. A good omen, perhaps. Do you have a particular animal that seems to speak to you? Which one? I had read about animal totems many years ago but didn't put much stock in it until the hawk came into my life. Like other things in my younger days, perhaps I just wasn't paying close enough attention before. Connecting with the land has taught me to take my time and pay better attention.

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3 days ago

Almost time to Bless this Gorgeous Community Garden! ~~ . ~🌱💚🥬🥦🌳♻️💚♻️🌳🥦🥬💚🌱~ THANK YOU to each and every one of you that helped make this happen, you are so LOVED! Long Beach is an incredibly connected, supportive, creative and plant-friendly city, full of knowledge, urban gardeners, opportunity & volunteer warriors. You taught us how to do this and we will teach others. That is such a beautiful thing! . . #wootwoot #holla #thankyou #gracias #community #garden #parkwaygardenproject #longbeachlove #beautiful #chalkboard from my aunt Judy @jmerm

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3 days ago

I added chard to the worm bin last night. I probably should’ve put more coco coir on top but I figured they should be fine since this is still in the bottom tray. I don’t know how well you can see the worms but they are there. #vermicomposting

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❤️🙌🏼🌱🌿🌳🍊🥦🥬🥕🌶🌱🌱🌱🍊🍊🍊 Please come visit us TOMORROW, Saturday morning DEC 15, 9am-12 for our GRAND OPENING @parkway.garden.project_lb 🥰🌱🥗🥙!! . Do you want a Community Parkway Garden in front of your home or in your neighborhood like ours? Are you curious how to make this happen for your family and community in the LBC? We have been creating together THE PERFECT kit for YOU to make this happen, starting from THE ROOTS up! . Thank you to our lovely friends and offerings for this mornings celebration! We will have a sound healing, a live band and Guest Speakers to discuss food sustainability and urban gardening. There will also be a live and silent art auction (all proceeds to support Parkway Garden Pasadena Project) seedlings|seed gifts & a community potluck!* *this is a vegan vegetarian potluck, please bring a snack or dish to share.~~ . Por favor, visítenos MAÑANA, sábado por la mañana 15 de diciembre, 9 am-12 para nuestra GRAN APERTURA 🌱 !! . ¿Desea un Jardín Comunitario en su casa o en su vecindario como el nuestro? ¿Tiene curiosidad por saber cómo hacer que esto suceda para tu familia y comunidad en LBC? Hemos estado creando juntos el kit PERFECTO para que USTED pueda hacer que esto suceda, ¡comenzando desde Las Raíces Arriba.🙌🏼🤩🥕 . ¡Gracias a nuestros amables amigos y ofrendas por esta celebración! Tendremos una curación de sonido, una banda en vivo y oradores invitados para discutir la sostenibilidad alimentaria y la jardinería urbana. También habrá una subasta de arte en vivo y en silencio (todos los ingresos para apoyar a Parkway Garden Pasadena Project) ¡semillas de semillas y una comida de la comunidad! * * Esta es una comida vegetariana, traiga un bocadillo o un plato para compartir. ~~🌮😋 . . . #gratitude #gracias #jardin #grandopening #communitygarden #parkwaygarden #parkwaygardenproject #saturday #morning #fundraiser #potluck #networking #artauction #mingle 🌷🌿🌷

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3 days ago

Soft or tender herbs include basil, cilantro, mint, dill, chives, tarragon, flat leaf & curly parsley. These herbs differ from woody herbs because their stems are not hard, in fact most are edible. With soft herbs you can use the leaves & stems. These herbs are often used in salads & to make sauces. You can use some of these herbs to make pesto. Sage, cilantro, parsley pesto sauces are just as good as the traditional basil pesto. Some soft herbs also make good garnishes for dishes & can be used in drinks. _________________________________________________ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #GrowingHouston #MasterGardener #GrowForIt #MyGardenToday #FoodNotLawns #FromSeed #Permaculture #FoodIsMedicine #GrowingFood #FromTheGarden #RaisedBeds #GardenFresh #HoustonTexas #EpicGardening #FallGarden #GardenActivist #HappyGardener #Harvest #TheHappyGardeningLife #KitchenGarden #GardenGrown #UrbanGardening #Zone9a #HealingHerbs #EatWhatYouGrow #GetGrowing #BlackFarmers #HerbGarden #Herbs #GreenFingers

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A story on simple provisions - take these leaves, or the twigs, or even the compost layer in the background. So many times this year, I was desperately in need of a provision. It was just that kind of year.. and, as with each of the things you see here, I simply put out the intention that I needed them, and I kept chugging along as best as I could in the meantime. Someone wrote earlier today that permaculture has taught her patience.. A-WOmen to that 🙆 Can you relate?? . The leaves - I had actually just finished putting a layer of compost on the other side of the bamboo teepees and thought to myself that I really needed a nutrient rich covering for the inside of the teepees. I put out the intention that I needed more leaves. No sooner had I thought it, I looked down in the swale where I was working and realized that I was standing on a nice batch of freshly fallen leaves! Score! So I tucked them into the teepees and gave thanks 💚 . . The twigs - very similar story. Several years ago, I needed something to really give our main garden beds a sense of completion, but I had no financial resources to put toward it. Then, I realized that our white willows had been freely shedding twigs across our property all winter. That was the start of my wattle-esque borders, and I have maintained the relationship with the willows each year, especially when I expand into new beds. . The compost - after the kind of ridonkulous weather we had pretty much this entire year, I knew the gardens needed some serious TLC before winter.. but, after said year, I was also very strapped for cash. I just kept putting the intention out there that I needed a provision, and, out of nowhere, a friend gifted me with a trunkful of really good horse manure. I composted it down with our leaves and our kitchen compost, and voila! . I have been fortunate to have simple provisions come through for me and my family all year. It really has made all the difference. Someone up there has been listening 😉 Thank you 💚

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We toured a friend's hoop house yesterday and were greatly inspired by her commitment to growing food for her family year round! Consider asking your community garden if they allow low tunnels or cold frame structures. Follow the link in our profile to find step by step instructions on how to build a hoop house, from local Spokane author Susan Mulvihill! . . . #growyourownfood   #growcommunity #community #communitygardens   #garden   #gardenforyourhealth #health #healthylifestyle #urbanagriculture #urbangarden #urbanag #local #localfood #natural #inlandnorthwest #spokane #pnw #gardening #gardeninspiration #winter #wintergarden #foodnotlawns #spokanecommunitygardens

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Looking for some seasonal veg tips? Head over to our website and check the resources tab for LOADS of ideas 💡🥬🥕🥦🍆🥔

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Woody herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, lavender & marjoram have a hard stem. They are great for cooking with & not usually consumed raw. These herbs are best when removed from their stems. You can use a kitchen tool, an herb stripper, or the good old way of holding the stem & then moving your fingers down the stem. Woody herbs are staple additions to many holiday dishes. 🌿 _________________________________________________ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #GrowingHouston #MasterGardener #GrowForIt #MyGardenToday #FoodNotLawns #FromSeed #Permaculture #FoodIsMedicine #GrowingFood #FromTheGarden #RaisedBeds #GardenFresh #HoustonTexas #EpicGardening #FallGarden #GardenActivist #HappyGardener #Harvest #TheHappyGardeningLife #KitchenGarden #GardenGrown #UrbanGardening #Zone9a #HealingHerbs #EatWhatYouGrow #BlackFarmers #HerbGarden #Herbs #GreenFingers #HappyHolidays

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All the sage! I don’t mind having excessive amounts of this herb. My new sage infusion is going be be sage olive oil. I’ve never done this infusion before, but fresh baked bread dipped in sage oil sounds like a win to me. _________________________________________________ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #GrowingHouston #MasterGardener #GrowForIt #MyGardenToday #FoodNotLawns #FromSeed #Permaculture #FoodIsMedicine #GrowingFood #FromTheGarden #RaisedBeds #GardenFresh #HoustonTexas #EpicGardening #FallGarden #GardenActivist #HappyGardener #Harvest #TheHappyGardeningLife #KitchenGarden #GardenGrown #UrbanGardening #Zone9a #HealingHerbs #EatWhatYouGrow #BlackFarmers #GardenActivist #HerbGarden #ContainerGarden #GreenFingers

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4 days ago

After I harvest my garlic I always plant an abundance of beans and a few peas then turn all the greens under when I harvest to add nitrogen to the soil for the next batch of garlic. Garlic and peas are not companion plants but here's a little volunteer snow pea popping up amid the rows garlic anyway. . . . #volunteerpea #sniwpea #heirloompeas #heirloomfarm #heirloomhomestead #farm #smallfarm #homesteadgarden #autumn #autumngarden #garlic #growyourown #foodnotlawns #growyourownfood #farmfresh #companionplanting #magical #companionplants #food #yum

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I've begun winterizing the figs 🌳 Some light pruning and then a nice cozy wrapping in heavy ag fabric.. it's not pretty (and some might say it's not entirely necessary here in zone 7), but our figs are young, so I am erring on the side of caution 🤗 This is my second year wrapping them. . Curious how to winterize figs in cold climates? Here's a good article on the how to ---> https://www.gardenguides.com/110138-wrap-fig-tree-winter.html . . Figs are said to be hardy in zone 7, but I have known local folks who have lost theirs to the cold... so I would say it also depends on your microclimate (exposure, wind, slope, etc.). . Here's to next year's fig crop!! 😍 Whether we have figs in our 2019 CSA will be up to Mother Nature (cross your fingers!). This year, we had lots of fruit, but several frosts came before the figs had ripened. If the frosts next year hold off til November, we should have a much better shot at including the figs in our CSA.

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Thank you Kara @lesismor4you @casarealty !! Your kumquat/possibly Mandarin tree(we are not fully sure, probably in the kumquat family!!) donation really made our day. So far, the neighborhood is picking up all of the clippings as we speak, and collecting the fruits. We love love love having this tree here!! 😇🌳🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊~~~ . . . #parkwaygardenpasadena #fruits of her labor💪🏼🙌🏼🍊 Good job Kara, that was badass watching you make this all happen! ~~Connecting homeowners and food growers~~ ❤️♻️ Full service, concierge relationships & an authentic real estate experience!! @compass ✨🙏🏼🏡🌳🍊

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Our featured board member this month is Jon Lossing, our Treasurer and Outreach Committee Chair! Thanks Jon for your awesome work and dedication to improving food security through community gardens! "My first introduction to community gardens was as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the North East Community Center. On the property was a beautiful garden tended mostly by a Russian population living in the area. Unfortunately, due to a planned expansion the garden needed to move off the property. Over the course of that year I gathered a number of donations and started a small garden up on Smith Street. That garden still exists today and is tended by a couple families from the original NECCA community garden. After that AmeriCorps year I teamed up with Pat Munts and Chrys Ostrander to create Spokane Community Gardens. It’s been a joy to bring people closer to community and healthy food. I am continually amazed at the enthusiasm people have to creating a stronger community through gardening. It is that excitement that keeps me going as we build this awesome community garden organization." - Jon . . . #growyourownfood   #growcommunity #community #foodsecurity #communitygardens   #garden   #gardenforyourhealth #health #healthylifestyle #volunteer #volunteerspokane #nutrition #food #urbanagriculture #urbangarden #urbanag #local #localfood #natural #inlandnorthwest #spokane #pnw #gardening #gardeninspiration #harvest #foodnotlawns #spokanecommunitygardens

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I made my first batch of Fire Cider! I’ve been hearing about it’s magic ability to fight off sickness for years and with two little kids in the home, I need all the help I can get with that. . Pretty much all bloggers and IGers on the internet will tell you this elixir is spicy deliciousness... they are lying. 😂 It tastes like you have pulled your barstool right up to your local volcano and asked for a shot of lava. Seriously. 🔥🔥🔥 . It’s not spicy like hot peppers, my hubby describes it as “wasabi juice with an aftertaste of vinegar” (makes sense given the ingredients). The recipe most people seem to use is by Rosemary Gladstar (as seen in pic), but Fire Cider has been around much longer than her recipe. . After six weeks of it steeping my husband and I took undiluted shots of it to try it out. I do NOT recommend this, hahaha. We felt it burning its way down to our tummies for about 20 minutes after that. Kinda as if Satan was doing a luge event down our intestinal track. 🤣 Next time I think I’ll add it to tomato juice for a spicy V8 type beverage. Yes, there will be a next time because anything is better than being sick and a stay at home Mom to two littles, and I’m a firm believer that plants and food are the best medicine. . . . . . . . . #firecider #apothecary #foodmedicine #guthealthmatters #organicmedicine #vegetarianeats #herbalism #rosemarygladstar #herbalremedies #urbanhomestead #homesteadlife #plantmedicine #homemademedicine #plantwitch #homegrownmedicine #permaculture #holistichealing #thehappygardeninglife #beyondorganic #naturalhealthandwellness #growyourownfood #californiagarden #foodnotlawns #growyourownfood #herbgarden #sustainableliving #plantlady #urbanhomesteading #organicallygrowing

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I started my first worm bin, ever, 5 days ago. I checked on it this morning and they’ve eaten through most of, it not all, the berries and grapes. The only thing really left are the coffee filters and banana peels. I turned the contents over and found lots of activity with black gold. I will be adding more fruit scraps tonight. I’m amazed that they broke down so much that quickly. I must also say that there isn’t much of a foul smell to the whole thing. It smells like earth.

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6 days ago

So I finally remembered to take a picture of the "before in progress" that is my future garden, lol. Normally I work on my own green space till well after dark since I garden at my client's homes during the day. That entire mound of dirt was filled with mounding grass and variegated ginger, which was all removed. I still have a palm and a few other plants to rehome, but I'm beyond stoked to be a little bit closer to my edible landscaping/butterfly garden. Woot!🌱❤🌿 ........ ......... ......... #urbanorganicgardener #gardeninprogress #ediblelandscaping #butterflygarden #justdirt #workinprogress 💪 #organicgardener #growagreenerworld #foodnotlawns #growagarden #greengoosegarden #positivevibesonly 💯 #youcanmakeadifference #soil

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6 days ago

As I’ve said before, I’ve never grown #microgreens. I made the rookie mistake of too much water. I don’t know how well you can see it but the mat has staining on it. There is a scent of mold to it. That’s that bad news. I’m going to toss it and start over with much less water. The good news (second picture) shows the roots emerging from the papery shell. It’s only been 2 days. Orach seems to be fine. It looks like it will work but I just need to use less water. @vegbed has been amazing with the feedback and has suggested the same thing. This is user error and the mats seem to be working out.

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Calling all aquaponics nerds! YES! Aquaponic growing is the most natural, non chemical, totally organic, mineral and vitamin enriched system known to mankind. So, why are we not REALLY embracing it in every home, every family 👪🏠. Go to our website for the prefect size system, in greenhouse or back yard. Commercial, small to large. #gardens #aquaponicsystem #murrayhallam #Aquaponics #aquaponicsystem #bananas #organicfruit #growbeds #modernfarmer #farming #growingfd #growyourown # @aquaponicsdesigncourse #growyourownfood #hobartfoodforest #organicgardening #pnw #sundayfunday #foodnotlawns #foodnotbombs @thedreamerchild #homegrown #growyourownfood #foodnotlawns #growyourgreens #hobartfoodforest #lettuce #romaine #organicgardening #groworganic #aquaponicwarrior

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6 days ago

This view! I'm distracted from painting, looking out the window. Today I'm celebrating something that I appreciate often - Kelowna! It's easy to #celebratingabundance on that topic. Let's start with the view. I love the look of Kelowna, with its hot dry summers that kill the wild grass making for the contrast of the vivid yellows against the blue of the sky and lakes. Plus, low rocky mountains rolling through a landscape of lakes, it's pretty stunning. And then it surprises you with flashes of green in the spring and fall. I really do feel like it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, and anytime I see a picture of something similar, it is always the Okanagan, lol, so it seems like it is a bit unique. And then there is the weather. I love the weather. Hot, dry summers and mild (for Canada) winters. A bit of snow, but not even so much you have to worry about shoveling much. And then a long growing season, with the great dry heat that tomatoes love. It really has great weather. One thing that lots of local Kelowna residents don't like is the "culture". We are a summer vacation town, and I love the energy of the city when everyone is here. The beaches and bars are full of people here enjoying themselves, and the downtown is busy every night of the week. It all empties out and feels like a ghost town by the end of September, but I still love it while it lasts. I'm sure everyone feels like this about their home. But if I could choose all over again, I would still pick Kelowna 😍

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6 days ago

Magical growing days on google rooftop farm. Stunned how much is still performing deep into December. Peas, chard, kale, broccoli, radish, and salad greens. Here, Amy is giving the brassicas a little 💪🏼 with some Nor Cal kelp meal. Aphids are trying to set up shop so we’re going for an improved immune system to fight off those little terrors! #rooftopgardening #urbanfarm #foodnotlawns #corporatewellness

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6 days ago

Buzzz. The busy bees 🐝 are loving all my basils. I have at least 9 cultivars, including tulsi (holy basil), in my front yard and the bee just love them! Many of the basils I’ve planted are perennials or can over-winter in my Southern California climate (zone 10b). They are great landscape plants, attract pollinators, and great in culinary and medicinal uses. . #foodnotlawns #holybasil #basil #ediblelandscaping #edibleflowers #frontyardgarden #socalgarden #sustainableliving #growwhatyoueat #iShopInMyGarden #growyourown #sunsetmag #iShopInMyBackyard #organicgardening #urbanhomestead #farmtofork #gardentotable #farmtotable #urbangarden #growyourownfood #urbanfarm #sustainableliving #bhg #permaculture #epicgardening #thehappygardeninglife #sustainablesprout #urbanorganicgardener #realhensofocgarden #realhensofoc

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6 days ago

🌱Tip Tuesday 🌱 Make your own seed tape! This is an easy trick for perfectly spaced seedlings and kids love to help. Use a flour & water paste, egg yolks or even a non toxic glue to adhere your seeds to a strip of toilet paper. Fold in half, label and seal in an airtight container until spring. The seeds will sprout through the tissue. Perfect for tiny seeds like lettuce, carrots or onions.

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6 days ago

Our passionfruit is almost ripe! We have had a lot of neighbors ask what it is and most have never tried one. The goal is to grow more and buy less. We also want to grow more varieties of foods that aren't available at the store for ourselves as well as friends and neighbors. Raising awareness on the importance of the food we consume can start with a single seed and the gift of what it provides. . . . . . #passionfruit #homesteadhomeschooling #donoharmtakenoshit #farmher #urbanfarmher #urbanpermaculture #growyourfood #homesteading #gardening #urbanhomestead #seedlings #containergarden #backyardfarm #growyourfood #urbanfarm #playindirt #permaculture #gardenlife #foodnotlawns #gardentotable #growyourgroceries #ediblegarden   #urbangarden #beyondorganic

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6 days ago

Nice catalogs but no buying allowed until next year’s plan is completed. Adding two more rows and covering a very tricky bit of hill to mow. Gardening on contour is key. I’m off to Construction Junction for cinderblock to start next year’s garden plan. Mapping accomplished. Laying out new beds is next. The goal is to sheet mulch with cardboard. Place the cinderblock on contour and add compost between the blocks. Trying not to dig but I may have to lower the second row of cinderblock to be more level with the front. Otherwise I’ll have erosion. Also reviewing the seed I already have. The only thing I really need is Ground Cherry and probably lettuce seed. Last year’s seed packets proved to be duds. I have lofty goals for 2019. (But then I do every year, don’t you?) 🌱 #2019goals #gardenplanning #foodnotlawns #foodforest #growyourownfood #growingoncontour #keylinedesign #urbanfarm #seedcatalogs #constructionjunction #groworganic

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6 days ago

As you plan your garden this year I want to encourage you to not let issues of previous gardens burden your future gardens. Every year we learn new things. Every gardener goes through things they'd rather not. The beauty is that we are learning all the time (if not, then worry😉). Every year we have another chance to change anything that didn't work out the way we had envisioned, try new techniques, and execute previously tried techniques even better! Here is to your ever increasing garden knowledge and a wonderful gardening season in the making!!!🌱😁💗💗💗🍓🌿🍅🌼🍆🍏🌹🍇🌱 . . If you are looking for a little extra help in planning your garden, or any gardening questions, I'd love to help! Leave your questions below or send me a DM. I also have a lot of great resources on our website. Be sure to check out the free Guides and Printables page. Link in profile https://www.myrollinghillsfarm.com

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6 days ago

This is going to end up expensive. Any suggestions?

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6 days ago

This beauty came in yesterday.

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1 week ago

Saving rainwater has proven to be possibly the best idea I’ve had in years I would say. I mean, it’s pretty high up there in the important decisions category.🌷💦☔️~~ . YOU CAN DO IT TOO!! (& there is a rebate available for you as well....) . #rainwater #gratitude #picoftheday #regeneration @ronfinleyhq love the #inspo & knowledge you share!! 🙌🏼🧠

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1 week ago

Do I plan the watering & pruning around when school gets out? You Betcha!🤓🌱🦠📚~~ . “Greetings young adults, would you love to try a cabbage leaf... how about it?” They said YES & ate in front of me :) THANK YOU!! . . . #communitygarden #southwrigley #eat 🤩🌱🥗

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1 week ago

Another one from my last company, The Urban Farm Company of Colorado. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These kids are stoked for their new backyard garden!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I remember we had to remove an entire section of this entire fence to get all 4,000 pounds of soil into the backyard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #growyourownfood #urbanfarming #foodnotlawns #gardenlife #backyardgardening

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