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Time to Plant Your Kale Garden

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If you’re looking for a way to grow your own salad greens, look no further than kale. Relatively easy to grow, kale is a nutritional powerhouse – boasting huge amounts of vitamins A, C, and K. Plant your kale in mid-July and you can expect a harvest in the fall. We have a few tips for creating space for your kale patch.

  1. Prepare a bed of light, nutrient-rich soil. If the soil in your backyard leaves a lot to be desired, go to your local hardware store and pick up a bag. Use natural fertilizers to build in extra nutrients, which in turn gives your garden better chances of growing.
  2. Plant kale seeds in small biodegradable pots, so the seedlings don’t have extra stress while being transferred. These Peat Pots can be planted directly in the ground.
  3. When it’s time to put them in the ground, space the pots 8-12 inches apart so that each kale bunch has space to grow.
  4. Water the plants regularly, with a moderate amount of water. Make sure you don’t overwater!

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Grow Your Own Tomatoes

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Believe it or not, even in San Francisco’s gloomy summer/fall weather, you can still grow amazing tomatoes in your garden or on your deck. We have a few tips to help you plant tomatoes in your yard, and have them flourish:

For small spaces, get a hanging pot
The Topsy Turvy is an “As seen on TV” type gadget  – yet it absolutely works wonders for growing tomatoes in an urban farming situation.

Go for grape, pearl and cherry varieties
Since it’s harder to grow larger tomatoes, give your crop its best chance by producing smaller individual tomatoes.

Get safe seeds
Don’t want to support Monsanto? Here’s a blog post by Small Footprint Family about where to buy Non-GMO Seeds.

Provide a lot of water
Since tomatoes are full of moisture, they obviously need a lot of water to grow. Make sure you give them what they need to thrive.

You will be taken aback when you taste a fresh, home grown tomato in your salad – compared to something store bought. Home grown produce packs a flavor punch that is unheard of, provides us the therapeutic benefit of gardening and protects you from ingesting harmful chemicals.