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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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It may be #Fridaythe13th, but there's no superstition to be found here. Just a sweet furry visitor to a healthy #ediblegarden...does it get any better? ...

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Garden Tip Tuesday!⠀
Some of your standard cold weather #veggies grow on the slower side (we're looking at you #brassicas!). Bring some life to your #ediblegarden while you wait with quick growers like delicious #arugula. Great for salads and pizza topping alike, arugula is one of our favorite garden staples!
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Planting #peas this season? Remember, they like to grow up ⬆️ ⠀

Peas are natural climbers, and a #trellis gives them an easy way to grow strong, healthy, and skyward. Forgo a trellis and you may find your peas climbing a nearby plant!
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The #beet fact you didn't know you needed for your #wintergarden: each seed contains 2-4 beets, so make sure to space them out as you plant, and leave room for all of that growth.⠀

Pictured here are some baby golden and red beets. How would you cook them?
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#HappyHalloween! We're celebrating with a handful of creepy crawlers--but no trick here, these worms are a real treat for the soil in your #ediblegarden 🐛 ...

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We've got some big news to share with our #gardening community!⠀

We are thrilled to announce that Urban Plantations is now California Farm and Garden! Same company, same amazing staff, and same commitment to sustainable and organic gardening...under a brand new name.⠀

We are so grateful you’re part of our community, and we look forward to growing with you as California Farm and Garden.
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Anyone in the mood for sunny-side up eggs? 😜⠀

Our Matilija Poppy, or “fried egg plant”, just bloomed at the UP office, and we couldn’t be more excited. This awesome SoCal #perennial has the largest #flower of any CA #nativeplant, and is a great addition to your landscaping. Once established, this plant will no longer need irrigation, and will simply live off of rainwater, offering you gorgeous blooms resembling fried eggs when active, and giving back by nourishing local wildlife when dormant.
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Surprised to see these #wintersquashes on your screen? Summer and winter squashes are actually both planted in #spring! “Winter” squashes get their misnomer because they take longer to grow, are #harvested late in the summer season or early fall, and have a much longer shelf life with their thick skins. If you want to enjoy #pumpkins and delicious squashes this fall, get those seeds in the ground ASAP! ...

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#Lavender is a garden gift that keeps on giving! These gorgeous buds attract #pollinators like #bees, improving your #harvests. Once picked, you can use lavender in everything from lemonade to bath salts. Get #growing! 🐝 ...

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#Garden Tip Tuesday!⠀

Looking to grow in a smaller space? Pots and window boxes are great options, but they hold less #soil, so they require more frequent watering. How do you know when it's time for a good soak? Stick your finger about 2" deep into the soil--if it's damp, you can hold off, but if it's dry, it's time to break out the watering can! 💦
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#Garden Tip Tuesday!⠀
Once a #tomatoplant is large enough, consider planting shade-tolerant crops beneath it! #Lettuce is a great option, and will enjoy the break from the #sun your tomatoes provide! 🍅 🌱
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Our corporate #gardens never cease to amaze! Since 2012, we've harvested over 38 TONS of #organicfruitsandveggies from 3 @are_sandiego locations. These goodies go straight to on-site restaurants and employee farm stands. Talk about corporate perks! ...

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We're settling into Spring now, which means it's time to plant your favorite #melon! We hope you have as much fun #harvesting them as our UP #farmers do 🍉 ...

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Whether it's getting lost in the gorgeous leaves of this tatsoi plant, digging our hands into fresh #soil, or simply spending time outdoors in the #garden, we are forever grateful for the beauty and abundance from mother earth. ⠀

Everyday is #EarthDay at UP, and we hope you find a way to safely enjoy celebrating this one from home! 🌎
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Farming in the time of COVID-19 may look a little different, but we're more thankful than ever for the opportunity to share this #harvest with those in need. We appreciate our friends at @are_sandiego for helping us donate 75 lbs of fresh produce to our local community through @feedingsandiego! ...

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