Spring ’13 Veggie Garden Update #3

Finally a garden update!! I’ve been meaning to share this for two weeks, I just hadn’t had time to get photos to share. I got inspired today to finally get it up by my friend Cindy! Here is her garden photos she posted today!! I’m so excited to see her garden grow.

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My friend Darla has been inspiring me with her garden as well! I cannot believe how fast her artichoke is growing.

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Here’s where all my garden beauties are at:

Tomato
(You can see how much it’s already grown)
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Strawberries

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Artichoke

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Lettuce

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Purple carrots

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Eggplant

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Leek

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Zucchini squash

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Celery

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More tomatoes:
(The chickens got to the bottom one)

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Basil
(Can you tell how much I love basil?)

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Bell Pepper

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Pumpkin
(Reseeded from last year)

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Yellow squash

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Cucumber

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Watermelon

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Raspberry

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Barrel o’ Potatoes

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Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

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Garden Party with mom

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This past weekend I went to a “Garden party” with my mom. Her neighborhood hosts this every year, it’s basically 5 large properties with incredible gardens. You start at one house to get your wrist band and drive to the other properties and have a self guided tour. They have vendors, a beer garden, musicians, and various gardening seminars. We got our wristbands and headed to the property with a huge organic garden 20130429-200128.jpg
At this property there was a seminar on organic gardening that we stayed for, it was wonderful. It was held next the their incredible pond full of giant catfish and turtles 20130429-200413.jpg
Plus i was able to buy an organic raspberry plant while there, theymhave a wonderful little farm stand. 20130429-200256.jpg

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Next we went to a property with different themed gardens: cactus & agave, iris, deer grass, Moroccan, faux arroyo seco, zen, and vegtable. This property had beautifully done stone work all over.
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The third property we went to had an heirloom tomato garden, huge artichoke plants, a hydroponics set up, and cute little signs with verses all throughout their gardens. 20130429-201936.jpg

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The last property we went to was the most stunning, they participated last year as well. They have a massive pool with incredible bridges, a wake boarding system, ramps and beach entrances. They also have a putting green (pool side), terraced fountains all over, multiple fire pits, an outdoor movie theatre, water slides, and a gymnasium with an indoor heated lap pool (the local high school uses this for their swim team). 20130429-202708.jpg

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It was a wonderful day! Thanks Mom!!

Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Fertilizing seedlings and planting more!

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While we were sitting outside Sunday afternoon my roommate decided to fertilize the seedlings. The products we use are by General Organics.

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He mixed the concoction up in the watering can and feed the seedlings.

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Then we decided to plant some more, he wanted to try some in coco dirt, and I wanted to try some with a little granular fertilizer mixed in.

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After we finished planting we moved the greenhouse to a sunnier spot and added out new pots.
Here’s mine:

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And his:

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Now our greenhouse is getting a bit full!!

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Also check out:

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Spring 2013 veggie garden

Finally back to my garden! Today I started my spring seeds.

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The other day I found seed trays and small plastic starter pots at Dollar Tree (I love that place), I already had lots of seeds, and a bag of organic soil; so I decided to start planting my spring seeds!

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I went through my seeds a picked out what I wanted to plant, probably way too much stuff but since I start my seeds in trays outside they don’t always take.

I planted 20 pots and 2-16 hole trays.

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So far I planted:

2 kinds of tomato
Tomatillo
Cucumber
Basil blend
Large basil
2 kinds of pumpkins
Yellow squash
Green summer squash
Lots of lettuce (for me and the hens)
Cantaloupe
Watermelon
Quinoa
Cilantro
2 kinds of Corn
Broccoli
Carrot
Cabbage

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I would love to hear what you are planting this spring! If you start from seed or seedling? How you start your seeds? How you prep your garden beds?

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Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Rusty J Music video day 3!

Day 3 shooting Rusty J’s new music video went great!

The day started off with a trip to Hollywood Presbyterian Church on Rodeo Drive. We went to the contemporary service which was great!

After we got back to the house I stayed home to download and organize some footage from the Go Pro cameras (and do some much needed laundry) while the guys when hiking! Rusty J and Riley hit the gorgeous bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Palos Verdes. It was a perfect California day for hiking.

(Rusty will post about this for you soon, Rustified.com)

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Since I cannot share many photos from the actual shoot here is some of Sierra and I running a Go Pro on Rusty’s awesome steady cam rig!

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After some more shooting we went to this awesome Hootenanny at the Urban Homestead in Pasadena, CA.

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Long story short an awesome friend of Rusty’s invited him and us and it was a blast! Amazing people, great energy, relaxing, & fun.

They had wonderful, organic, non GMO food with vegan/vegetarian options!

Rusty even got a chance to play a few of his incredible songs for us all! Everyone loved it!!

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Please check out Urban Homestead and their porch farm stand in the city!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Sprouting seeds

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For Christmas my awesome Mother got me a sprouting set to try. She got the 5 variety sampler from Sprout People
(This is in no way a sponsored post)

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I have started with the amber waves of grain. (I love the name)

After a week with regular rinsing here they are:

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Have you tried sprouts yet? Which ones are your favorite? I would love to see!

PLEASE NOTE, this is all my personal opinion, ‘Sprout People’ is not compensating me nor do they even know who I am. This is NOT a sponsored post.

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Backyard Veggie Garden Update # 8

So I have been very bad lately about updating everyone on my garden. I finally had time to give it some TLC and take some pictures to share!

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Here’s where we are at!

Corn and tomatoes, plus carrots there at the bottom.
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First harvested tomato

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Pumpkin patch
The sugar pumpkins have all been harvested but I did leave all the green vines for now.

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The French pumpkins are just now starting to take off and fruit! To the point there is a 20 foot vine going all the way across my patio!!

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I just found this little French one hiding on the patio line.
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The tomatoes in the other planter

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Sunflowers ( dead, waiting for them to dry out so I can get the seeds.)

Basil
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Jack be little pumpkins
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Jalapeño and romaine lettuce

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Swiss Chard and Red Cabbage

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Watermelon and (pathetic) squash

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Oh! Here is the new seeds just planted this week!!

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