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Quote from a friend/customer of...

Quote from a friend/customer of our Tomato Growing Kits (everyone needs a friend like this)!❤️
 Words like these keep me going and reinforce our mission:
 “To provide accessible resources that create hands-on and meaningful experiences for families to "dig in" and connect while learning about their food and how we can all...

Three things (although there are...

Three things (although there are many more - like awkward childhood photos - last pic) that keep me humble.😐
 1. Parenting (why Mothers Day is SO very much needed and appreciated) 🌸 2. Owning a small business (and working out of the scary basement)🕷 3. Gardening🥕 This post is not...

Happy Earth Day!!!🌎

Happy Earth Day!!!🌎 One way we can celebrate the planet is to decrease our own personal environmental footprint by eating more fruits and vegetables that are in season and locally or home grown.💚 To support “localvore” endeavors, I’m giving away one of our Tomato Growing Kits* to a family that...

Details. They're kind of important...

Details. They're kind of important to me.🤓
 It's the details that make our Mother's Day Tomato Growing Kits so incredibly special.❤️
 First, let's talk about the plants. 🌱
 Tomato plants are typically categorized as Determinate or Indeterminate. I've special ordered a disease-resistant, non-GMO semi-Determinate plant variety, whose size suits the 10-gallon...

I am so excited to...

I am so excited to announce that our Mother's Day Tomato Growing Kits are NOW ON SALE!!!🍅 We've got three options for you.👍👍👍 1. PICK-UP on Thursday, 5/6, or Friday, 5/7, at NTC Park in Point Loma, CA. (I send you the specific deets in a confirmation email.)💚 2. We...

On Fridays the boys do...

On Fridays the boys do distance learning from home.❤️ I was so excited for them (and all the kids) to be back in person at school this week, but my gosh I missed them. Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!☀️

For the kids in the...

For the kids in the San Diego Unified School District, today is a HUGE day. After 13 months, the majority of kids, whose families have chosen to be onsite, are back in their classrooms with their teachers and classmates.🌻 In celebration of life slowly getting back to some normalcy, with...

These Safari Red Marigolds I...

These Safari Red Marigolds I bought from @walterandersens are giving me life this Friday morning. The pollinators and I love these vibrant hues, and I appreciate that some garden pests don't dig their aroma (but I do!).👍 The perfect companion plant to consider for many of your warm-season fruit-bearing crops...

I'm working on a Mother's...

I'm working on a Mother's Day Project so that you can tell the seasoned or aspiring gardening mother (or someone you love like a mutha') in your life, "I love you from my head to-ma-toes!"🍅 I've described some details in my stories, and more information will be coming soon!👍 I...

If you want to stay...

If you want to stay cool as a cucumber, try growing them!🥒 I've uploaded another Spring Growing Guide to the site - this time focusing on these super hydrating fruits.🥒 There's a link in my profile that will take you to the Spring Growing Guides Page. Just scroll down a...

First artichoke of the season...

First artichoke of the season leaves me with this conundrum...🤔 Consume or let it bloom?🤷🏼‍♀️ Our family LOVES eating artichokes, but if I let it bloom - it keeps my pollinators happy, attracts 🐞 s, and this thistle flower is just so cool!!👍 Gonna stew on this one today. What...

Did my 9 and 11-year-old...

Did my 9 and 11-year-old boys want to drive 45 minutes, on their 2nd day of Spring Break, to pick strawberries with me? Not really. (Their body language in the first pic says it all.) 😐 I have to say, though, they were good sports, AND this little adventure turned...