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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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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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Save the Monarchs…in your own backyard.

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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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10 Tips for Picking the Best Tomato Plant this Weekend

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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 …
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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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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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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 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.


Romaine Recall Redonkulous

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November 21, 2018 by Hope Gardens

I feel compelled to address the issue of the CDC recalling all forms of romaine lettuce. This action brings up …
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Landscaping Photos: Josh & Jen

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October 3, 2018 by Hope Gardens

Working around and under palm trees can be tricky. Palm trees have fine invasive roots that choke out plants growing …
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Before & After Landscaping Photos: Hilary & Todd

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December 6, 2017 by Hope Gardens

Multiple paths and patios of DG and flagstone, surrounded by trees, drought-tolerant plants and mulch.