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Broccoli may not initially seem like the best plant for the home garden. Especially after I tell you that broccoli can take quite a bit of work to get that one nice, decent-sized broccoli head. Harvesting the head can sometimes get you a few small heads too but considering the plant needs a lot of […]
These smiles tell the story of how much kids love to be in the garden. And I luh-huv working with these budding green thumbs. They are so excited and eating the vegetables right off the vine! There is so much to learn in a garden and all of it is very grasp-able to them whether […]
I love you guys. I mean it. Cause I don’t even like beets. But YOU do. And beets are easy to grow, have both edible leaves and roots and are highly nutritious and beneficial…so let’s learn us about some beet growing…and eating. Even if I won’t eat them. I still love them. Beets grow quickly […]
Now here’s a veggie totally suited for a WTF, CSA? blog. This veggie is sometimes called the sputnik of vegetables and its name is just as foreign as its appearance: the Kohlrabi (cole-raw-bee). In their “Best of 2014” issue, Time Magazine predicted Kohlrabi will replace Kale as the hot veg of 2014. Personally, I think […]
Welcome to the wonderful wonders of WINTER GARDENS! I am profiling my favorite winter veggies this month. I hope to introduce you to the joy of growing, harvesting and enjoying these cool weather jewels. ARUGULA is a spicy baby lettuce that is prevalent at Hope Gardens right now. This little hottie of a green is […]
Carrots are delicious, nutritious and fun to grow, but surprisingly challenging. These five tips will make sure your planting is a big success. Order some seeds today and plant your carrots anytime of the year. Right now is the perfect time to plant these beta-carotene wonders as they love cool weather, but even in the […]
10 Tips for Planting Your Edible Parkway Garden On Tuesday, August 13th the L.A. City Council approved 15 to 0, “to immediately suspend enforcement of Municipal Code Section 56.08(e) in those cases where parkways are being occupied by vegetables, until a comprehensive report on this matter is presented to the Council.” This is great news […]