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Urban Plantations is now...

Same ownership and expert team, updated name!
We look forward to serving you as California Farm and Garden.

  • <a href="urbanplantations.com/home-gardens">California Farm and Garden is Southern California’s leader in design, installation, and maintenance of edible gardens and orchards for homeowners.</a>
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How incredible are these pomegranate leaves as the tree begins to transition into dormancy? ✨👏
Seasonal tip: reduce irrigation to deciduous fruit producing trees/bushes (like pomegranates!) and vines to help coax them into their dormant phase. Dormancy allows these species to save energy over the cold, dark winter months so they can bounce back even stronger in the spring! #cafarmandgarden
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Hey let's shed this year like a whole bunch of banana flower petals, shall we? Peace out 2021✌️ We're looking at the future and it's never looked so bright! 🎉 🍌 🍌🍌 ...

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A beautiful way to set up your kitchen for culinary adventures in the New Year is to restock your spice rack with freshly grown #organicherbs. You don't need a dehydrator to fill your jars with gorgeous flavors, simply pluck #homegrownherbs, strip the leaves onto a breathable moisture-free surface like a flat basket, cover with a tea towel to catch dust, and dry for a few weeks in a cool dark location. Leave the leaves (😂) whole and crush as used to preserve their aromatic essences. 🌿 ...

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Whether your holiday traditions include fresh baked pies and eggnog, stuffed vine leaves and yogurt, dumplings and rice, or tamales and chili ristras, we wish you a beautiful day filled with family, friends, and love in your hearts. ...

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Want to host a holiday feast and also make a positive impact? Choose foods that you can prepare with very little #foodwaste! The stems of most fall and winter greens and brassicas are edible and delicious , just chop them and sauté first before adding the leaves. 🥬 Mince carrot tops 🥕 into chimichurri, include the nutritious skins in your mashed potatoes 🥔 and make broth with all your leftover kitchen bits. You can also source plastic-free breads and rolls at local farmers markets, pick up ethical meat mains at small butchers and ask them to simply wrap in butcher paper, and send everyone home with #compostable containers of yummy leftovers! 🥖🥩 ...

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What's your favorite fall fruit? #Pineappleguavas (also called feijoas) thrive in #southerncaliforniagardens and are evergreen so they never lose their leaves. They can be grown together as hedges, kept in pots and groomed as topiary trees, and are extremely drought tolerant. To eat, cut in half and scoop with a spoon, as you would a kiwi. The best part? You know exactly when they're ripe because they drop to the ground like passionfruit do! 🥝 ...

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Not everyone is familiar with #shisoleaves. Shiso is often used in the presentation of traditional sushi plating, and if you've ever had boxed sushi, it's the inspiration for that little green plastic barrier near your wasabi and ginger. This plant is fast-growing, gorgeous, and delivers a zing when used to wrap fresh sashimi slices. (Also hi cucamelon leaf, we see you!) 🌿 🍣 ...

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Hey you know what's better than a #raisedbedgarden? Not much. Maybe this outrageous row of #homegrownorganiccarrots IN a raised bed garden?🤷‍♀️ ...

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Looking for a weekend project that will keep you warm and healthy through the winter season? Make #organicfirecider! It's not a true ferment, more of an infusion, and you can customize to your heart's content. We won't list all of our favorite ingredients here because the list is long, but a quick Google search will provide many delicious nutritious recipes! Our team mate Jessica made and photographed this spicy batch for inspiration!🍹🌿 ...

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We all know thinning carrots can be tedious , but you know what you get when you stay on top of it? Healthy happy big straight carrots, AND microgreens! Throw those trimmings into an #organicgreenjuice or #homegrownsalad for extra nutrients and the satisfaction in knowing that you're eating #fromroottotip! ...

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While we're all taking some time with family and friends, ponder this - does your workplace provide you with opportunities to #eatrealfood grown right on company grounds? Our #corporatefarms supply onsite restaurant kitchens with thousands of pounds of organically grown produce to feed your bodies and minds each year. Make nutritious lunches your resolution for 2022! ...

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Get your garlic in the ground now before it's too late! There is nothing more impactful to your culinary adventures than #organichomegrowngarlic! ...

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Heading into the weekend like... With indulgent holidays coming up, don't forget to fill up on the good stuff first. Starting out your weekend with a choochin' harvest basket sets the tone for feeding that body right! Hit that #backyardgarden and get your weekend menu ready. (Then reward yourself with a #gardencocktail of course.) Cheers! ...

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Hey what's for dinner? If you grew winter squash last season then you've no doubt got a gorgeous, rich #dinnerstarter on hand. If not? Go grab a #delicatasquash or other cozy variety, pop it in the oven at 425° with some #organicaromatics until fork-soft, and serve alongside any favorite dish. Stuffed, sliced, puréed, yes please. ...

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This gorgeous #raisedbed of greens is not only dedicated to a slower-growing cauliflower crop, but it's also a #cutandcomeagain bed! Cauliflower leaves, as well as all leaves in the #brassicafamily are edible and deee-licious! Sauté skirted leaves as you would Swiss chard or kale, chop and add to soups, or roast them with a fall sheet pan recipe. Dual-action veggie garden! ...

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