Seattle Urban Farm Company @seattleurbanfarmco
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EST. 2007 Creators of beautiful edible landscapes // "Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard" & "High-Yield Vegetable Gardening" // Encyclopedia Botanica
1k Posts
31k Followers
927 Following
EST. 2007 Creators of beautiful edible landscapes // "Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard" & "High-Yield Vegetable Gardening" // Encyclopedia Botanica
My husband and I have been working on a multi-phase redesign of our yard, so many of the spaces are still unfinished. Early this spring I decided that I was tired of waiting for my new expanded, dedicated cut flower garden space to be designed because that phase is still another year off-plus I needed more ornamental space to plant the hundreds of sweet peas seeds I saved and started for my experiment! So I dug up a bunch of sod along the the south side of our house, added some new soil, ran a quick drop system and planted a TON of flowers. I haven't been able to do much maintenance over the past month because I've been busy with the babe, but here it is!
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Harvest, cure and store your onions to make room for fall crops! When your bulb onion tips have flopped over, they're done growing, so you might as well clear them on a hot sunny day and plant something in their place. I'll probably sow another planting of bush beans and transplant some fall brassicas, but you can plant anything that will mature between now and then end of your growing season. ✌️✨🌱
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Any day now!! 🍅 How are your tomatoes growing this year?
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This week on the Encyclopedia Botanica podcast Hilary and Colin McCrate (author of Food Grown Right, in Your Backyard and High-Yield Vegetable Gardening) answer questions from the EB Podcast Slack forum. Two of the questions are about blueberries, and the other two are about the herb chervil and caterpillars. We're also wondering what we should do for the upcoming 100th episode. Any ideas??!!
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Slowly making my way back out to my garden! I get about 5 minutes a day to sneak out there while my little guy sleeps and I'm not busy with a work task or sleeping myself! My sweet peas are the closest plants to my back door, so I've been harvesting them almost daily. In this summer heat, they only last a few days after they've been cut, but the more you cut, the more flowers they produce, so it's a win/win!The pink/white flowers on the right are from my saved seed! I've tagged this plant and I'll be saving seed from it again. 🤞
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Pesto! This will be my third batch of pesto off of the initial 6 basil plants I planted in my garden. I succession planted another 6 a couple of weeks ago, but they're not quite ready for harvesting yet. Remember that one key to growing great basil is to pinch/harvest often! For more on this, check out episode 91 of the Encyclopedia Botanica podcast-it's all about basil! The flowers in the background are Quarts stock, my favorite branching variety! I've also already been cutting off of those plants and what you see are the side shoots. Happy July!! 🌱🌼✌️
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Loving late-June in this clients garden! ✨🌱 This garden is new to us this year and we actually started maintaining it a little later than most of our others, but gardens that are built up against rock walls always thrive because of the natural radiant heat, so everything seems to have caught up! We've already even planted two successions of bush beans! This is another photo by our Seattle Urban Farm Co. lead maintenance manager, Sarah Bolton! She's sharing what's she's been up to with me while I'm waiting for my baby to arrive 🤞☺️
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Creamsicle nasturtium. ✨ I started a handful of different nasturtium varieties from seed this year to plant in clients gardens. I love the classic bold reds and oranges, but I just felt like mixing it up a little and this one is definitely a standout! If you have 60 days or more left in your growing season, you too can grow these beauties. They can even be direct seeded right into your garden! Cheers! ✌️ Photo taken at a client's garden by the talented gardener/farmer and Seattle Urban Farm Co's very own lead maintenance manager, Sarah Bolton!
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