Category Archives: Plants

Today’s Harvest

Picked a few fresh items for dinner today. The eggplant was not that successful this year but it tastes good. Tomato and basil always go together and the peppers went well in the salad.

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October Tomatoes, Hornworms, and Sunflower Harvest

This week we cleared a small area of the farm on the side of the house for winter. This 20 square foot plot was where we first started successfully growing food on the farm. We pretty much only plant tomatoes … Continue reading

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Sunflowers!

It’s that time of the year when the sunflowers are blooming nicely. They are such a joy in the yard. Sunflowers brighten the area and bring such beautiful color to yourenvironment. These flowers were started at a school garden nursery … Continue reading

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If A Plum Falls On The Farm Do You Eat It?

A couple of days ago I was watering plants and standing next to the Santa Rosa plum tree we planted in the spring of 2014. The tree was part of the early plans for the farm which included the idea … Continue reading

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A Reading From “On the Concord & Merrimack” by Henry David Thoreau

Being outdoors is a big part of farming. Unless you are doing hydroponics, have a very large greenhouse, or using grow lights you need to be outside to grow plants. I find it fascinating that more people don’t embrace nature in … Continue reading

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Why Eat Organic?

When I was young we often went into the fields of the Central Valley in California to pick left over foods the machines didn’t capture during the harvest. We went into tomato fields, fruit orchards, and once even dragged bruised … Continue reading

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This Week On The Farm (5/8/2015)

Lot’s of good stuff growing on the farm this week. We continue to harvest lettuce and bok choy which have been a staple for the past month. Now we are getting excited about some new crops getting ripe and will … Continue reading

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A Mulching We Will Grow . . .

I’ve enjoyed reading Permacluture Magazine online recently. We aren’t doing composting on the Lakritz Farm yet although we have used wood chips successfully to keep weeds down to almost nothing. We have been challenged for nutrients in our soil and … Continue reading

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Food Revolution Day 2015

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver wants you to join a revolution. A food revolution. The Lakritz Family Farm is joining too. One of the primary reasons for this blog is to raise awareness about urban farming and the importance of teaching people … Continue reading

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Growing Weather Arrives

The first of May is always a turning point in the year. As an educator it marks the home stretch of the school year. As a farmer it means things start heating up weather-wise and the plants really start to grow. … Continue reading

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