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  • #CabbageDaddy 😂 If it's not obvious, I am a huge fan of cabbage. So figured I'd share a few varieties that I think are worth growing in your garden:
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Kalibos - Probably the most beautiful cabbage I've grown. It's deep purple with a conical head and matures early. Great for fall, so grab some seeds and plan it out for 2020.

Napa - If you are a fan of kimchi, grow Napa! It's the main type used to make this tasty fermented dish.

Brunswick - Hard to go wrong with a tried-and-true. Large head, cold hardy, and stores exceptionally well. A staple if you want a guaranteed winner.

#cabbage #epicgardening #urbangardening
#urbanorganicgardener #urbangardenersrepublic #growyourownfood
  • #CabbageDaddy 😂 If it's not obvious, I am a huge fan of cabbage. So figured I'd share a few varieties that I think are worth growing in your garden:
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    Kalibos - Probably the most beautiful cabbage I've grown. It's deep purple with a conical head and matures early. Great for fall, so grab some seeds and plan it out for 2020.

    Napa - If you are a fan of kimchi, grow Napa! It's the main type used to make this tasty fermented dish.

    Brunswick - Hard to go wrong with a tried-and-true. Large head, cold hardy, and stores exceptionally well. A staple if you want a guaranteed winner.

    #cabbage #epicgardening #urbangardening
    #urbanorganicgardener #urbangardenersrepublic #growyourownfood
  • 1,897 48 5 December, 2019
  • December means avocado season for us here in California and while our tree was pollinated well, only three avocados made it through the hot, dry summer we had 😢 But three avocados is better than no avocados at all! So we will turn them into the prettiest homegrown avocado toast ☺️🥑🍞
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For those of you wondering, our avocado variety has skin that is so thin, you can eat it! Cool huh!?!
  • December means avocado season for us here in California and while our tree was pollinated well, only three avocados made it through the hot, dry summer we had 😢 But three avocados is better than no avocados at all! So we will turn them into the prettiest homegrown avocado toast ☺️🥑🍞
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    For those of you wondering, our avocado variety has skin that is so thin, you can eat it! Cool huh!?!
  • 2,801 213 3 December, 2019
  • Looks like it’s going to be a good year for blueberries 😆 Better get these covered before the birds beat me to them 😳
  • Looks like it’s going to be a good year for blueberries 😆 Better get these covered before the birds beat me to them 😳
  • 2,667 101 28 November, 2019
  • CARROT SPACING - Throwback to last year when heavy rains gave me the idea to dig my carrots out halfway to see how my spacing looked. Turns out for this batch I nailed it!
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Although I actually have had success transplanting carrots which most people do not recommend, it is still easier to direct sow carrots heavily in rows, and then come through and thin out to about 2-4" depending on the variety once they germinate.

Carrots can be notoriously difficult to germinate because they require constant moisture and shallow sowing, so I highly recommend laying some kind of frost cover, burlap, or light, fine-grained mulch over the top to protect them while they sprout.

#epicgardening #carrots #growsomethinggreen #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #growyourownfood #rootcrops
  • CARROT SPACING - Throwback to last year when heavy rains gave me the idea to dig my carrots out halfway to see how my spacing looked. Turns out for this batch I nailed it!
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    Although I actually have had success transplanting carrots which most people do not recommend, it is still easier to direct sow carrots heavily in rows, and then come through and thin out to about 2-4" depending on the variety once they germinate.

    Carrots can be notoriously difficult to germinate because they require constant moisture and shallow sowing, so I highly recommend laying some kind of frost cover, burlap, or light, fine-grained mulch over the top to protect them while they sprout.

    #epicgardening #carrots #growsomethinggreen #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener #growyourownfood #rootcrops
  • 2,409 26 29 November, 2019
  • PLANTING GARLIC - I love this spacing example from one of my favorite Aussie gardeners, Penny AKA @mybackyardharvest. Here are a few tips on planting garlic that may come in handy (more on my newly released @YouTube video which you can see in my profile bio)
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1. Plant 6-8 weeks before your first fall frost to get a head start on root development as winter comes on. As a general rule of thumb, the warmer your winters are the more you should skew towards softneck garlic vs. hardneck garlic, though it's possible to make hardneck work in warm climates.

2. Plant at least 3" deep, then mulch heavily with 3" of organic material, up to 6" the colder your winters get.

3. When shoots begin to emerge in late winter / early spring, top dress with more organic compost or fertilizer of your choice.

#garlic #epicgardening #growyourown #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #growfoodnotlawns #urbangardening #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener
  • PLANTING GARLIC - I love this spacing example from one of my favorite Aussie gardeners, Penny AKA @mybackyardharvest. Here are a few tips on planting garlic that may come in handy (more on my newly released @YouTube video which you can see in my profile bio)
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    1. Plant 6-8 weeks before your first fall frost to get a head start on root development as winter comes on. As a general rule of thumb, the warmer your winters are the more you should skew towards softneck garlic vs. hardneck garlic, though it's possible to make hardneck work in warm climates.

    2. Plant at least 3" deep, then mulch heavily with 3" of organic material, up to 6" the colder your winters get.

    3. When shoots begin to emerge in late winter / early spring, top dress with more organic compost or fertilizer of your choice.

    #garlic #epicgardening #growyourown #growyourownfood #growsomethinggreen #growfoodnotlawns #urbangardening #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanorganicgardener
  • 2,419 52 22 November, 2019

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  • My onions have finished curing. They kind of look like little Christmas balls! I am not really sure how to store them in our humid climate but I’ll just pop them in the bottom of our pantry. I suspect they’ll only last us until the end of summer anyway.
  • My onions have finished curing. They kind of look like little Christmas balls! I am not really sure how to store them in our humid climate but I’ll just pop them in the bottom of our pantry. I suspect they’ll only last us until the end of summer anyway.
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  • Kalo rekan-rekan punya kubis sebanyak ini mau di apain? 🤔
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All credit to @semco_junior as the owner of this content.
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  • Kalo rekan-rekan punya kubis sebanyak ini mau di apain? 🤔
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    All credit to @semco_junior as the owner of this content.
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    Follow @kembaliberkebun
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    visit us on FB ~>> facebook.com/kembaliberkebun
  • 14 1 25 minutes ago
  • Picking a ripe watermelon from the garden is one of life’s great pleasures. The harvest will begin 12 to 16 weeks after planting.
  • Picking a ripe watermelon from the garden is one of life’s great pleasures. The harvest will begin 12 to 16 weeks after planting.
  • 7 1 1 hour ago
  • She’s open 😍
  • She’s open 😍
  • 48 2 1 hour ago
  • The date is set for our next Farm Dinner..... ❤️Valentines Day! 
More information and tickets on our website. Seats are going fast!
  • The date is set for our next Farm Dinner..... ❤️Valentines Day!
    More information and tickets on our website. Seats are going fast!
  • 142 2 2 hours ago
  • Could this be my first pumpkin 🎃 🤞🏻... I can’t remember if this is a potimarron or jack be little 🤷🏼‍♀️😜 but I guess I’ll find out 🤩 #pumpkin
  • Could this be my first pumpkin 🎃 🤞🏻... I can’t remember if this is a potimarron or jack be little 🤷🏼‍♀️😜 but I guess I’ll find out 🤩 #pumpkin
  • 84 3 2 hours ago
  • First tomato ever! 🤗🍅🤗
  • First tomato ever! 🤗🍅🤗
  • 15 1 2 hours ago
  • No I’m not quite dressed for gardening 🤪 but really wanted to top dress the veggies with some manure this morning before heading out to pick 🍒 today....it’s so confusing what manure to use but really a mix of all or any is great 👍🏻. I’m sticking with the old method my Greek uncle in law swears by (and at 82 and growing all his life I think he’s a great role model 🤩) good ol sheep manure ... apparently pellets of course 🤷🏼‍♀️😆🙌🏻 #manure #topdressing
  • No I’m not quite dressed for gardening 🤪 but really wanted to top dress the veggies with some manure this morning before heading out to pick 🍒 today....it’s so confusing what manure to use but really a mix of all or any is great 👍🏻. I’m sticking with the old method my Greek uncle in law swears by (and at 82 and growing all his life I think he’s a great role model 🤩) good ol sheep manure ... apparently pellets of course 🤷🏼‍♀️😆🙌🏻 #manure #topdressing
  • 113 10 3 hours ago
  • Malted barley & rye, they’re not just for distilling!! Malted grains are great for feeding your soil....
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Been a mild and relatively dry early winter here in pdx so we’ve put off putting our beds to rest for winter but thought would add a quick post on what we’re doing for anyone interested.
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Last spring we tried something new to us...applying finely ground malted barley to all our beds and saw a huge explosion in our production over previous years (We also added these grains to the two big batches of worm tea we applied to our garden). Other than this, we did no additional fertilizing all season and by looking back through some of my older posts you can judge how successful this organic method was for yourself (we were pretty blown away).
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This year we mixed up 5-6 lbs of malted barley and rye then added a bunch of other organic amendments (blood/bone meals, alfalfa meal, Kelp & crustacean meals, neem meal, etc) and spread liberally over our beds (1st pic). no exact recipe, just winged the amounts, but as they were all organic the microorganisms in the soil will break them down so by spring most should be available to the plants as they need em.  After spreading our soil food, we just covered with a few inches of leaf/grass clippings from our yard (2nd pic, no chemicals go on our grass) so the soil dwellers should come up and feed on the grain layer enthusiastically 🤪
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For those that don’t know, malted grains are sprouted then freeze dried to lock in all the enzymes available in the sprouts.  They’re available at any home brew supply store and think we paid in the $2/lb range ( no need for the spendy trendy grain brands). .
While no expert, my understanding is the enzymes really kick the microorganisms in the soil into overdrive and I can’t argue with our results last season.  3rd pic is tote with the malted barley and rye before we added the amendments...this is coarsely ground as these will have the entire winter to break down.  If u try malted grains just make sure they are not roasted/toasted so as not to kill off the enzymes.
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Also threw in some gratuitous Christmas pics from our front yard foodscape 👍👍
  • Malted barley & rye, they’re not just for distilling!! Malted grains are great for feeding your soil....
    .
    Been a mild and relatively dry early winter here in pdx so we’ve put off putting our beds to rest for winter but thought would add a quick post on what we’re doing for anyone interested.
    .
    Last spring we tried something new to us...applying finely ground malted barley to all our beds and saw a huge explosion in our production over previous years (We also added these grains to the two big batches of worm tea we applied to our garden). Other than this, we did no additional fertilizing all season and by looking back through some of my older posts you can judge how successful this organic method was for yourself (we were pretty blown away).
    .
    This year we mixed up 5-6 lbs of malted barley and rye then added a bunch of other organic amendments (blood/bone meals, alfalfa meal, Kelp & crustacean meals, neem meal, etc) and spread liberally over our beds (1st pic). no exact recipe, just winged the amounts, but as they were all organic the microorganisms in the soil will break them down so by spring most should be available to the plants as they need em. After spreading our soil food, we just covered with a few inches of leaf/grass clippings from our yard (2nd pic, no chemicals go on our grass) so the soil dwellers should come up and feed on the grain layer enthusiastically 🤪
    .
    For those that don’t know, malted grains are sprouted then freeze dried to lock in all the enzymes available in the sprouts. They’re available at any home brew supply store and think we paid in the $2/lb range ( no need for the spendy trendy grain brands). .
    While no expert, my understanding is the enzymes really kick the microorganisms in the soil into overdrive and I can’t argue with our results last season. 3rd pic is tote with the malted barley and rye before we added the amendments...this is coarsely ground as these will have the entire winter to break down. If u try malted grains just make sure they are not roasted/toasted so as not to kill off the enzymes.
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    Also threw in some gratuitous Christmas pics from our front yard foodscape 👍👍
  • 9 1 3 hours ago
  • Beautiful  #romanescozucchini flower in my garden this morning. One of my favourite zucchini to grow ❤️
  • Beautiful #romanescozucchini flower in my garden this morning. One of my favourite zucchini to grow ❤️
  • 49 2 3 hours ago
  • First time growing these cylindrical beets. Not bad, they probably could have grown bigger but it’s so hot so I am cutting my losses. I was going to ferment these but will probably just do these in a sugar vinegar mix as it’s what gets eaten.
  • First time growing these cylindrical beets. Not bad, they probably could have grown bigger but it’s so hot so I am cutting my losses. I was going to ferment these but will probably just do these in a sugar vinegar mix as it’s what gets eaten.
  • 64 2 4 hours ago
  • Beetroot gnocchi 💜

The entirety of this brekkie is homegrown (with the exception of the flour and butter) recipe for the beetroot gnocchi is from tasty vegetarian, added shallots and garlic to the sage sauce - delicious comfort food 👌😊
  • Beetroot gnocchi 💜

    The entirety of this brekkie is homegrown (with the exception of the flour and butter) recipe for the beetroot gnocchi is from tasty vegetarian, added shallots and garlic to the sage sauce - delicious comfort food 👌😊
  • 80 6 4 hours ago
  • A random assortment of flowers in my garden, sow cosmos once and you'll have it self sowing for life 💜 loving the little flowers from the creeping thyme 💐
  • A random assortment of flowers in my garden, sow cosmos once and you'll have it self sowing for life 💜 loving the little flowers from the creeping thyme 💐
  • 49 2 5 hours ago
  • It’s December in zone 10b; we can be barefoot outdoors! Wanna come harvest with me in SoCal?
  • It’s December in zone 10b; we can be barefoot outdoors! Wanna come harvest with me in SoCal?
  • 47 2 5 hours ago
  • Corny selfie much??😆🌽
Doesn't matter which angle though..our corns are looking happy😁🌽thanks to @in_my_patch_ tips we have been helping the chaff pollinate the tassels this season👍💚💪🌽#corny #sundayselfie #gardenfun
  • Corny selfie much??😆🌽
    Doesn't matter which angle though..our corns are looking happy😁🌽thanks to @in_my_patch_ tips we have been helping the chaff pollinate the tassels this season👍💚💪🌽 #corny #sundayselfie #gardenfun
  • 17 2 5 hours ago
  • It was about high time to clear some drying herbs off the counter. Not quite enough to make it through the winter, but a start. Rosemary wasn't hardy where I grew up back east, so I never used it. But once I discovered it as a landscape shrub in California that all changed. Now I can't cook without it and need to get a shrub in the ground asap at my new home!
  • It was about high time to clear some drying herbs off the counter. Not quite enough to make it through the winter, but a start. Rosemary wasn't hardy where I grew up back east, so I never used it. But once I discovered it as a landscape shrub in California that all changed. Now I can't cook without it and need to get a shrub in the ground asap at my new home!
  • 20 1 7 hours ago