Category Archives: garden

ROGER IN HIS GARDEN

Instagram by Rohini Walker. Local legend Roger Smith leading last Sunday’s desert homestead garden/farm workshop for our Stewards of the Coyote Valley group. Seasoned desert dweller, Roger Smith (what a dude), in his abundant kitchen garden…thank you @cvstewards for organising … Continue reading

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FURTHER PROOF OF CONCEPT

Red winter wheat garden, grown in composted soil under some leftover Agribon floating row cover, no watering. Grew in very thick and strong, photo doesn’t quite do it justice. The cover kept birds from eating the wheat seed, mice and … Continue reading

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ROGER SMITH KEEPS OUT THE DEPLORABLES

Above: Local vegetable gardening and growing inspiration Roger Smith, in front of his hi-desert home garden. At Roger’s suggestion, we’ve been planting red winter wheat this past week in beds around our house, following his instructions. “Make sure you thoroughly … Continue reading

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GARDENING

Prepping a new raised bed with compost #desertgardening @jaywbabcock A post shared by Sunever Farms (@suneverfarms) on Mar 25, 2016 at 11:17am PDT Flash-harvested the last of our kitchen garden swiss chard. Beat the heat! The stems are really good … Continue reading

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PRO TIP: VEGETABLE GARDEN SEEDS FOR THE ARID SOUTHWEST

We’ve decided to order all of our kitchen garden seeds from Native Seed Search (nativeseeds.org). They only do crops for arid lands, southwest growing, many are heirloom and/or native American. We’re ordering warm and cool season collections, $30, with 12 … Continue reading

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MR. XTREMEHORTICULTURE COMES TO TOWN

Huge: Bob Morris’s blog (link at bottom) is one of our go-to resources. Via the 29 Palms Inn facebook event page: We invite you to join us this Saturday, January 31st in our Faultline Farm orchard for a free garden … Continue reading

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IF YOU HAVE TO BE IN PALM SPRINGS…

A few photos from this afternoon’s fieldtrip/fact-finding mission to Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs Hard to imagine a more soul-satisfying place than Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium in Palm Springs. Started in 1938! A post shared by Sunever Farms … Continue reading

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CORRECTION

This grape vine we’ve got going isn’t Thompson Seedless like we thought, it’s Red Flames… photo by Stephanie via instagram

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GRAPES!

We’ve got three grape seedlings going next to our home garden. This Thompson Seedless is in its second year. Last year it vined and leafed. This year, it’s looking like it’s going to give us some good fruit… (Photo by … Continue reading

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Modest garlic patch success report

Above: garlic harvested yesterday from our garlic patch, started last October. Here’s the design concept I (Jay) used, from Desert Gardening for Beginners: How to Grow Vegetables, Flowers and Herbs in an Arid Climate (click image below to bigify): We … Continue reading

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