Tag Archives: Gardening

Looking Back – Two Years on the Lakritz Farm

It’s amazing to think we’ve been farming our front yard for two years now. Here is what the space was like just a few years ago. The first thing we did was remove all the lava rock, the plants, and … Continue reading

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A New Water Supply System

When we first got started with the Lakritz Family Farm it was clear that growing food on our property would be highly dependent upon access to water. While living in Northern California tends to mean lots of rain (here in … Continue reading

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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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Summer Sunshine From the Farm

Here’s a little summer sunshine sunflower from the farm.

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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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How (and Why) To Remove Side Shoots on Tomato Plants

Recently I got connected (through About.me) with a student named Emma Whittering who publishes her work on her Student Horticultural Blog. Visiting her page I found this short video from “The Sunday Gardener” who shared this tip on growing tomato plants. Enjoy! How … Continue reading

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Visitors to the Farm – “Today’s Bouquet”

One thing we never anticipated when we started building the farm is the fact that we are meeting and getting to know our neighbors — many of them for the first time. We have people who stop by to admire the plants, ask … Continue reading

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