Watch Our Farm Grow

Hello everyone!
We are so excited to enter into the next chapter of our lives. Join us as we adventure into  local sustainable organic farming. Check back here often for gardening tips and to see how we grow your food.
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Mathieu and Jennifer

 
THE HOOPHOUSE
 

This piece of bamboo is 54 inches long with a mark at 24 inches, this allows us to easily layout our beds and pathways which are 30 inches and 24 inches wide respectively.


 

A 30 inch rake, broadfork, flathead shovel and some hard work will get the job done.


 

My favorite tool, the broadfork


 

All done!


 
RAISED BEDS

We call this Plot B, it consists of 5 raised short beds, each 30in x 50ft with 24in pathways. Identifying plots by name allows us to keep accurate records for plantings, harvests and crop rotations.

 

Raised Beds have many benefits they keep pathway weeds from your garden, prevent soil compaction, provide good drainage and serve as a barrier to pests such as slugs and snails.

 

Penny helps by compacting our pathways and hunting gophers.

 

Ajo Rojo

 

Garlic Beds

 

Garlic comin’ up

 

13 days old Corvair Spinach


 

IT WAS COLD TODAY

Frosted Lettuce, it survived.

 

Decided to cover our young figs, apples and passion fruit vines to protect them from the frostyness.

 

LET’S PLANT SOME TREES

It’s getting cold around here let’s go get some mulch first.

 

Black Mission Fig and Black Jack Fig

 

The priests at Mission San Diego originally planted figs in California in 1769. This is how the dark purple fig became known as “Mission.”

 

Our first Apple Tree going into the ground. We will add a little compost, fill her in then top her off with some mulch

 

LET’S START SOME SEEDS

Gloria is awesome! Spinach, Lettuce, Broccoli and Cauliflower. Ready set Go….

 

3 Days later!! THIS IS THE FIRST SEED TO EVER SPROUT AT SIMMS ORGANICS!! CAN YOU FIND IT?

 

These little guys are only 5 days old.

 

Lettuce grows quick, they will be ready to transplant in 3 to 4 weeks and ready to harvest in as little as 50 days.

 

Penny’s sleeping on the job.

 

Corvair Spinach Day 8

 

Pelleted Seeds are much easier to handle and sow, however germination time is 1 or 2 days longer

 

THE BROADFORK

Morning Workout

 

Deeply aerates and loosens the soil.

 

Look it’s Earthworm Jim

 

 

GARLIC

You can never plant too much Garlic!

 

Getting garlic in the ground early is the key to great garlic harvests.

 

Chesnok Red!

 

Dearfield Red

 

Georgian Crystal

 

Mulch it!

 

Garlic is easy to grow.

 

HERB PLOT

Herb Plot

Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Marjoram and Garlic.

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