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My 2021 Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop Videos

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February 22, 2021 by Hope Gardens

Pay here! Hope Gardens Spring Vegetable Workshop Videos cover: How to design your garden How to fertilize and build soil …
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Pruning 101

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December 14, 2020 by Hope Gardens

This is a hard and fast lesson so strap in! Have a pair of sharp shears. I like Fiskars products …
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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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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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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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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 seeds …
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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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Spring In!

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June 29, 2017 by Hope Gardens

Here is Hope Gardens Spring/Summer Organic Vegetable Planting Guide. All the how-to’s and how-not-to’s. Spring In: Guide to Installing Your …
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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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How to Grow Blueberries

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July 5, 2016 by Hope Gardens

“Blue skies smilin’ at me Nothin’ but blue skies do I see Bluebirds singin’ a song Nothin’ but blue skies …
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How to Pick the Best Tomato Plant

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March 18, 2016 by Hope Gardens

Holy Lycopene, you guys. There are over 700 tomato cultivars available today. Overwhelming! Picking the healthiest plant is the most …
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Raised Bed Veggie Gardens

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September 9, 2014 by Hope Gardens

For your inspiration, here is a gallery of some of our beautiful raised beds and protective hutches. We use redwood …
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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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Veggie Low Down: ARUGULA

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January 6, 2014 by Hope Gardens

Welcome to the wonderful wonders of WINTER GARDENS! I am profiling my favorite winter veggies this month. I hope to …
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5 Secrets to Growing Great Carrots

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October 29, 2013 by Hope Gardens

Carrots are delicious, nutritious and fun to grow, but surprisingly challenging. These five tips will make sure your planting is …
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“The best fertilizer is the shadow of the gardener.”

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October 13, 2013 by Hope Gardens


Protect That Precious Garden

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August 21, 2013 by Hope Gardens

There’s nothing worse than planting that perfect garden only to have it decimated by critters. One nightly visit by a …
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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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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 gorgeous Calendula from the garden yesterday.

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March 21, 2013 by Hope Gardens

Happy Spring everyone!


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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Your Hope Garden Guide to Juicing/Smoothie Gardens

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January 1, 2013 by Hope Gardens

Click here for your free download: Your Hope Garden Guide to Juicing/Smoothie Gardens Happy New Year! I am wanting to …
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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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My favorite green juice

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September 11, 2012 by Hope Gardens

Stay tuned for a Hope Gardens Winter Juice/Smoothie Garden Plan. Get our the juicer! This makes 3 glasses of juice. …
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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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How To Cook Swiss Chard

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December 17, 2010 by Hope Gardens

To prepare Swiss Chard, after cleansing well, pull leaves away from thick stalks. Chop the stalks up and then tear the leaves in smaller pieces.


How To Soil Test…and much more!

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February 15, 2021 by Hope Gardens

Your introduction to soil sampling starts now!


how to feed your garden

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February 2, 2021 by Hope Gardens

Introducing Stewards Animal-Free Fertilizers! I have been researching organic fertilizers for over ten years and I’m proud to bring you …
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Animal-Free is the future.

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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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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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