Blue Hokkaido Squash (Blue Kuri)

The Blue Hokkaido Squash, also known as the Blue Kuri, is a beautiful Japanese Kabocha type squash with its bluish hue, and flattened, lightly ribbed globes. Our largest kuris have been almost 10 pounds with a diameter just shy of a foot. An average kuri weighs in between 3-5 pounds.   They are prolific producers with running vines. The orange flesh is thick, hearty, and very … Continue reading Blue Hokkaido Squash (Blue Kuri)

Growing Garlic in Southern California: Our Garlic Reviews

Quantity, Size, and Quality Grades Our review of each garlic is based on quantity, size, and quality. Each criterion was given an A, B, C, or D grade according to the following: Quantity: The amount of bulbs produced. Size: At least ping-pong ball size or larger. Quality: The shape of the bulbs, wrapping, fully formed cloves, amount of cloves. Garlic Type: Quantity: Size: Quality: Will … Continue reading Growing Garlic in Southern California: Our Garlic Reviews

Growing Garlic in Southern California: Varieties and Subspecies

Growing Garlic in Southern California: Varieties and Subspecies? Whaaat?! When it comes to growing garlic, not all varieties are equal. There are multiple varieties of garlic that include arrays of subspecies. Unless you plan on becoming a garlic guru, I suggest knowing which varieties will grow well in Southern California, or other southern climates. It’s also important to know which garlics are tailored to your … Continue reading Growing Garlic in Southern California: Varieties and Subspecies

R’s Beef Jerky Recipes: Spicy Mango & Spicy Teriyaki

R seemed obsessed on finding thinly sliced beef for making jerky.   He was incessantly requesting me to figure out how to get it.  Since I don’t eat beef, or necessarily want it in my dehydrator, I kept blowing him off with a smile and nod. Then one day, we stopped to check out a nearby international grocery store which has all sorts of exciting … Continue reading R’s Beef Jerky Recipes: Spicy Mango & Spicy Teriyaki

Getting a Running Start

If you’ve ever thought about running, now’s the time to get started. You can, you can! Here’s my own two cents guide for beginning runners. Getting a Running Start So, you want to start running, eh? Well then, assuming this would be okay with your doctor, you’re hoping to run regularly (not just two times a year!), and you’ve actually seen other people running, let’s … Continue reading Getting a Running Start

May 20th, 2nd Chance Lomita Farm Potted Plant Yard Sale! 9-11AM

Below is a list of  what we’ve got growing- most of which will be available for our 4” potted plant sale! Place: Lomita Farm (Contact me below for address details, or PM me via Facebook or Insta @lomitafarm) Day: Saturday, May 20th Time:  9am-11am Prices:  $2-$3 Artichokes Green Globe Purple of Romagna Chile Peppers Ajvarski Big Jim Carolina Reaper Chimayo Craig’s Grande jalapeño Fatalii Hatch Green … Continue reading May 20th, 2nd Chance Lomita Farm Potted Plant Yard Sale! 9-11AM

Seed Starter & Potting Mix Recipes

Seed Starter Mix Recipe We started making our own seed starting mix considering that the small 1.5 cubic bag of organic mix costs $8. Making your own seed starting mix is easy, cost effective, and minimizes the hassle of running out and having to buy more. Try out our recipe- it works for us! Seed Starter Mix Ingredients 2 parts peat moss 1 part perlite … Continue reading Seed Starter & Potting Mix Recipes