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Fall is here! Autumn is a confusing season for those of us in Southern California, with temperatures still soaring in the 90s while we attempt to dream of pumpkin and cinnamon... BUT daylight hours are shrinking, overnight temperatures are slowly dropping, and our #backyardraisedbeds will be brimming with greens in no time! πŸƒ πŸ‚ 🍁 ...

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Cabbage season is coming! Have you ever seen a cabbage seed? They're this big: . πŸ‘€ It's mind-blowing that prize-winning beauties like these begin with seeds smaller than specks. Now here's your friendly veggie garden reminder - start those tiny seeds now! #bigthingscomeinsmallpackages πŸ₯¬ ...

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Let's have a conversation ~ Friend or foe, and why? 🌿 πŸ¦— ...

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Why not enjoy a gorgeous landscape design at home that you can also eat? When you #plantsmarter, you get the double whammy of beautiful aesthetics AND garden snacks all day every day! ...

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Is anyone out there looking forward to #coolweathercrops? With days slowly shortening and temperatures 6-8 weeks away from dropping, it's time to start thinking about your garden transition! (We know, we know, tomatoes are still taking over your whole kitchen...) Slower-growing crops like brassicas take time to sprout and achieve transplant status, so grab those seed packets and start planning! πŸ₯¦ πŸ₯¬ 🌱 ...

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Who's harvesting grapes? πŸ‡ These luscious vines drape a #corporatecampus outdoor pergola, providing shade AND snacks for team meetings! A single grapevine can produce dozens of pounds of fruit annually, for munching right out of the garden, and for #homemadewine, jam, juice, popsicles, cocktails, raisins, crumbles, salads, tajines, great googly moogly! πŸ‡ πŸ‡ πŸ‡ ...

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These iridescent little tanks receive a mixed bag from folks while dive-bombing our summer gardens. What's your vote? Charming and docile, or evil flying monsters? 🀚 Either way, we know where to find 'em, loudly buzzing face-first into our ripening figs, grapes, stone fruit, drunk on our favorite #summerharvests! πŸͺ² πŸͺ² πŸͺ² ...

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Well heck, it's #tomatotuesday and this is what 40 lbs of #homegrownorganictomatoes looks like from the tips of gnome shoes. πŸ„ ...

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Misty morning ocean air conjures a dreamy vibe in this lush edible paradise. ✨ A veggie patch by the sea can be tricky for certain crops like tomatoes and peppers who love high heat, but our team can help you cultivate a successful seaside garden even in the nebulous haze. ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ...

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Have you ever plucked a ripe peach straight from the tree, still warm from the sun? πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ These #organicredbaronpeaches are headed into the oven tossed with sugar and cinnamon, topped with a crunchy crumble until they're caramelized and bubbling. Care for a slice? πŸ₯§ ...

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When months of hard work go into the making of a photograph. πŸ“Έ by Farmer Ian | This #corporatecampusfarm feeds not just the employees onsite, but also the land and our incredible pollinators 🐝 #letthemeatzinnias #pollinatoreden ...

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Farmer Dean just checked off a 4th year on our team! In these four years, Dean has helped build more than NINETY new residential, restaurant, corporate, and rooftop gardens. Our install team can always count on "Papa Squanch" during our builds (except for that one time he hurt his finger, that was a real bummer). Dean - you make the world a better place, one garden at a time! 🌎 πŸ‡ πŸ“ 🍊 ...

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Hey know where you can see this crazy fuzzy pollen buddy? Every single day in your summer home garden. 🀯πŸ’₯ Grow where you live, so pollen pants can happen. 🌻 🐝 ...

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It's #tomatotuesday πŸ”₯ Oven on 425 - coat #homegrowncherrytomatoes in EVOO, salt, and pepper. On parchment, roast for 35-45 minutes until the aroma of gooey charred tomatoes is all you can think about. Transfer to a pot, burst tomatoes with a wooden spoon πŸ₯„ then add minced garlic. Simmer until aromatic. End with a splash of balsamic and a pat of butter. Melt, stir, spread on everything. 🌱 πŸ… πŸ…πŸ… 🀀 ...

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How many passion fruit can you see in this photo? Funny thing is, this is about one TENTH of the passion fruit wall at one of our #corporatefarms. Often spotted at more than $5 a pop at farmers markets and boutique grocers, don't you think it would be a wise investment to add a vine to your #backyardediblegarden? ...

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What's everyone doing with their #holidayweekend kitchen scraps? Did you know that in January 2022 (that's in 6 months 😬), California will be issuing new #compostingguidelines for all residential households? Raise your hand if you're already #composting at home πŸ‘‹ , and call us if you need help! πŸͺ± ...

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