Tag Archives: Southern California

Spring In!

Here is Hope Gardens Spring/Summer Organic Vegetable Planting Guide. All the how-to’s and how-not-to’s. Sorry for the broken hyperlinks. This document has aged out and can’t be revised. Some day I will wash the dirt off my hands and create a new document. Until then… 🙂 Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ […]

10 Tips for Picking the Best Tomato Plant this Weekend

  Holy Lycopene, you guys. There are over 700 tomato cultivars available today. Overwhelming! Picking the healthiest plant is the most important choice of all. Here’s some tips while at the nursery or this weekend’s Tomatomania! Buy a plant with a strong center stalk. Avoid the Charlie Brown plant. Avoid plants that are broken or […]

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

Hope Gardens promotes a more environmentally-conscious approach to landscaping. Fortunately, this can still mean a colorful garden, full of contrast and wonder. Adding paths and patios of DG and gravel as well as dry riverbeds and artificial grass elevate the design and usability of your landscape. Here’s some photos taken from our drought-tolerant yards both […]