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
946 Following
EST. 2007 Creators of beautiful edible landscapes // "Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard" & "High-Yield Vegetable Gardening" // Encyclopedia Botanica
I'm just starting to dive into the 2019 seed order for our Seattle Urban Farm Co. client gardens. Every year during the seed ordering process I find myself getting soooo hung up on tomato varieties. There are just so many gorgeous options to choose from and the descriptions sound especially tempting during the short, dark days of winter. When it comes to sauce tomatoes though, I rarely stray from my favorite varieties: Speckled Roman, Amish Paste and San Marzano. Each of these three varieties produce large harvests here in the PNW, and I find they're relatively resistant to blossom end rot. We're always open to trying new varieties, so what are your favorite sauce tomatoes? 🍅
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Hi there! 👋 I’m Hilary, a co-owner of the Seattle Urban Farm Company, host of the Encyclopedia Botanica Podcast, and the person behind this account. At Seattle Urban Farm Co., we design, build and maintain landscapes on a variety of scales for families and businesses around the PNW- This year our maintenance team managed 78 edible gardens! My work extends beyond our work on the ground and even beyond the PNW region. I believe that EVERYONE has a green-thumb! My job is to help simplify the growing process to help new and experienced gardeners gain confidence and thrive in their gardens. Growing food is a true joy and I want to lower the barrier to entry to new gardeners, spreading the love of home food production. I’m passionate about what I do because I believe that sustainable urban agriculture can promote healthy diets, environmental stewardship, stronger communities, and improved quality of life. If you're thinking about starting an edible garden in 2019, now is the time to start planning! Keep following along here for inspiration and you might check out our first book, Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard (link in bio), for practical step by step instructions for planning, building and managing a highly productive edible garden. We'll also be launching a Kickstarter in January for the 2019 season of the #EBpodcast. I'm starting to line a list of extremely knowledgeable guest experts, and I’m sooo excited to chat gardening with you all again- stay tuned! ✌️
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Over the weekend I pulled the last of the summer planted carrots from my garden! I tend to clear all of my carrots late in the fall and store them in the refrigerator over the winter because I find they hold better that way and are less likely to split or be damaged by pests. Every micro climate is different though and we tend to overwinter carrots in many of our clients gardens. I was curious what you all like to do, so I put the question on stories. Looks like the majority of you (68%) prefer overwintering outside! Whether you voted or not, I’d love to see your fall carrot plantings and harvests! #foodgrownright to share!!
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Harvest your 🥦!
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Fall chard goals ✔️
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Fall broccoli-gram! I really went for it with the fall broccoli this year. I have 4 heads like this in my home garden right now, and two other plants that have already been harvested and are putting on side shoots! These 6 plants take up about 1/3rd of a 4x8 foot raised bed-a great use of late summer/fall garden space IMO. 👩🏻‍🌾🥦🌀
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54 gardens down, 22 to go! Our maintenance team has been busy cleaning up our clients gardens for fall. If you listen to the Encyclopedia Botanica podcast, you know we’re sticklers for a quality fall clean-up, but we do leave as many cold-tolerant crops as we can in our clients gardens. This garden will overwinter entire beds of both kale and carrots, and half a bed of spinach. - - What are you overwintering in your garden? Or, if you live in a place where you can plant year round, what are you planting for winter?
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Oh hey, habaneros! 🌶 - - - And hello to SUFCo maintenance manager Emily too! When they’re not busy cleaning up gardens, she and fellow maintenance manager Sarah are working together on a “harvesting for garden productivity” webinar for 2019! Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop on all of our 2019 webinar offerings! ✌️
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