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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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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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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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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 …
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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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Define Organic

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July 31, 2015 by Hope Gardens

We define organic as natural, gentle, non-invasive and respectful.


A MONTH OF WINTER VEGGIES: BROCCOLI (and the real star: their LEAVES)

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December 30, 2014 by Hope Gardens

When you have limited space in your home vegetable garden, you have to make tough choices about what to grow. …
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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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Growing Gardeners

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January 16, 2014 by Hope Gardens

These smiles tell the story of how much kids love to be in the garden. And I luh-huv working with …
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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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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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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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Cooking with Kale

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December 28, 2010 by Hope Gardens

Kale, like other greens, can be juiced with carrots and pureed raw in fruit smoothies…and hardly tasted by children and the green-phobic.
Here’s a great recipe for kale chips from www.food-loves-wine.com. Follow Sara on Twitter too. http://twitter.com/#!/foodloveswine.


Cooking 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.


Tomato Choices 2020

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March 7, 2020 by Hope Gardens

There’s nothing better than summer tomatoes. I’ve been growing my own homegrown organic seedlings for my clients for ten years. …
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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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