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June 17, 2020 by Hope Gardens

Everyone is concerned about issues of animal welfare, transparency from our corporations and food safety. Whether you are vegan or …
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Hope Gardens Almanac

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April 10, 2020 by Hope Gardens

Hello Garden Warriors! Download my simple monthly almanac for helpful suggestions on what you can be doing in your garden …
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Support your veggies!

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June 22, 2019 by Hope Gardens

Summer is all about plant supports. You may know about beans and tomatoes needing posts and cages, but did you …
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HOW TO GROW TOMATOES. PERIOD.

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May 12, 2019 by Hope Gardens

There’s LOTS of ways to grow your tomatoes but in our suburban/urban gardening experience this is what works and can …
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Save the Monarchs…in your own backyard. A guide to attracting and raising butterflies.

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January 15, 2019 by Hope Gardens

Last year my husband and I started making a concerted effort to protect Monarch butterflies in our backyard. We would …
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Hope Gardens Seed Starting Guide

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September 30, 2017 by Hope Gardens

Hope Gardens Seed Starting Guide   Notes: Sunflowers are sensitive to root disturbance so be careful when transplanting. Swiss Chard …
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Before & After Landscaping Photos: Jason & Sarah

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August 1, 2017 by Hope Gardens

My lovely friends Jason and Sarah, LA’s best pet trainers at Connected Canine, were such an inspiration. Check out their …
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How to Maintain Your Organic Summer Vegetable Garden

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June 29, 2017 by Hope Gardens

Here’s your guide to summer vegetable garden maintenance . Sorry about the broken hyperlinks. This document sadly can’t be revised …
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Is It Cool In Here Or Is It Just My Garden?

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October 5, 2016 by Hope Gardens

Hope Gardens Fall/Winter Veggie Guide…your how-to guide for cool-weather vegetable gardening Save


Planting the Parkway

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September 29, 2015 by Hope Gardens

Here’s a list of all the great groundcovers and low-growing plants you can add to your parkway and still get …
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Raised Bed Veggie Gardens

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September 9, 2014 by Hope Gardens

Gallery of beautiful raised beds and protective hutches. We use redwood as it is natural and pest and rot-resistant. Cedar …
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Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

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May 4, 2014 by Hope Gardens

Hope Gardens promotes a more environmentally-conscious approach to landscaping. Fortunately, this can still mean a colorful garden, full of contrast …
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How to Grow the Perfect Pumpkin Patch…or any winter squash!

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August 16, 2013 by Hope Gardens

“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta …
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Why Winter is the Coolest Growing Season Around

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August 16, 2013 by Hope Gardens

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”  Pietro Aretino We are so fortunate here in Southern …
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My Famous Basil Pesto

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July 29, 2013 by Hope Gardens

My basil is simple, straight-forward, traditional, easy and delicious! I usually have about three different basils going in my garden …
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Garden Gazpacho

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July 29, 2013 by Hope Gardens

  Use those over-ripe tomatoes in this light Spanish Gazpacho. Garden Gazpacho   INGREDIENTS   2 pounds very ripe tomatoes, …
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Braised Zucchini w/ Cherry Tomatoes

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July 29, 2013 by Hope Gardens

“There are things you do because they feel right & they make no sense & they make no money & …
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A Dozen Homemade Organic Garden Remedies

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January 3, 2013 by Hope Gardens

Veggie gardens need special care. Vegetable plants are prone to all sorts of disease and fungus. They are highly sought …
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DIY Raised Redwood Bed How To

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October 26, 2012 by Hope Gardens

Raised beds are great for growing veggies in for several reasons. 1. That perfect garden soil that you will so …
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The best compatible flowers for organic vegetable growing

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September 19, 2012 by Hope Gardens

Planting flowers in the garden is very important. If you didn’t do it when you installed your garden, I will …
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How to Grow Potatoes at Home

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September 12, 2012 by Hope Gardens

Disclaimer: We have had luck with growing spuds in trash cans but even more luck in plastic storage bins with …
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Compost 101

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August 16, 2012 by Hope Gardens

Composting is confounding to a lot of people. Let’s see if we can clear the air and get everyone composting …
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Pollinator Gardening…bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

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March 1, 2020 by Hope Gardens

I’ve worked in edible gardening and native landscaping for over 10 years. Permaculture and sustainability are the backbones of my …
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HOW TO GROW A STRAWBERRY PATCH

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January 2, 2020 by Hope Gardens

Hello garden warriors! I’ve had my vegetable gardening business for ten years and a plant that has vexed my clients …
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Grow Your Own Thanksgiving

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October 26, 2019 by Hope Gardens

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls …
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HG Quick Tip: Keep your precious soil microbes alive and well with a hose filter.

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June 28, 2019 by Hope Gardens

One of the easiest ways to keep your soil healthy is to invest in a hose filter. A hose filter …
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How to Blanch Greens (the easy way), starring those superstars of nutrition, broccoli leaves

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April 3, 2019 by Hope Gardens

Sure, the traditional green broccoli head floret is very attractive and to grow one feels like such an accomplishment. But …
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Hope Gardens Ten Year Anniversary!

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April 2, 2019 by Hope Gardens

My little company was founded in April 2009! Ten years has FLOWN by. We are celebrating in lots of ways …
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