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GREEN BEANS STILL IN THE GARDEN(16)

November 10, 2010

Green beans in November? What a treat! What summer hold outs do you have in your garden?

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URBAN FARMING DILEMMAS


Posted by Anais Dervaes | November 3, 2010

After 25 years of growing food here on our city plot in Pasadena, we’ve had to deal with a whole lot of yard issues. Many of you who have been following our decade old blog know that when moving here and starting our first city farm, we had to deal with lifeless soil and junk!

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HERE COMES THE SUN!


Posted by Anais Dervaes | October 26, 2010

Sure is nice to see that yellow bright ball in the sky! The greyish clouds are moving out, leaving brilliant blue skies and nippish temps – just in time for fall!

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RAINY DAYS N’ MONDAYS


Posted by Anais Dervaes | October 25, 2010

After a week’s worth of rain, the sun did slightly (for a brief glimpse) peek thru on Saturday just before another storm blew in giving us another round of heavy drizzle last night and into the morn.

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RAINDROPS ON ROSES


Posted by Anais Dervaes | October 17, 2010

Another rainy day, what a blessing! The garden is rejoicing, soaking in the liquid sunshine.

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HOMEGROWN


Posted by Anais Dervaes | October 15, 2010

Back in the late 1990′s, the GMO corn food contamination forced our family to radically rethink our growing efforts by turning our typical “hobby” garden into a full scale micro farm which provides our family with over 90% of our produce, annually harvesting 6,000 lbs on just 1/10 acre plot.

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IS THIS THE SPOT?


Posted by Anais Dervaes | October 12, 2010

Instead of writing down the mumbo jumbo that’s floating through my brain right about now, I am going to let the simplicity of nature just speak for herself.

Justin snapped this here beauty way up in the air. A female praying mantis out searching for a place to lay her eggs.

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FARMING IN THE CITY


Posted by Anais Dervaes | September 27, 2010

Though it hardly feels like fall with temperatures in the triple digits the calendar says otherwise and we are going ahead with fall sowings. Last week it felt more like winter so we up and planted all sorts of greens and now are having to protect these tiny seedlings from the intense heat and sun.

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HARVEST MOON


Posted by Anais Dervaes | September 22, 2010

Though our winters aren’t as harsh, there’s still preparations to be made. As the days grow shorter, there’s a sense of urgency to preserve and plant.

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THE END OF SUMMER


Posted by Anais Dervaes | September 15, 2010

“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil.”- Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden, 1905

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