Watch Our Farm Grow [FinalTilesGallery id=’1′] 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 Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Marjoram and Garlic.