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 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
Our seedlings are going off! Below is a complete list of our potted plants grown from seeds. A lot of these we’ll keep, and the rest we’ll be selling at our open house. Also, check out Grangetto’s Southern California Planting Guide for successful timing. SNEAK PEEK! Here’s what we’ve got growing for our 4” potted plant sale! Place: Lomita Farm Time: In 2-3 weeks! Artichokes … Continue reading Lomita Farm Potted Plant List
Here’s the spring layout for our planting beds this year. Remember, artichokes are perennials, so plan on them staying in a chosen spot for about five years (if they’re healthy and thriving). Bush beans, snap peas, corn, garlic, and root veggies (radishes, carrots, onions, chives) are directly sown in the beds while everything else is started in containers in our small green house. The soil is a … Continue reading 2017 Lomita Farm Spring Crop Plans
Serendipity…that’s what I called the timing of meeting up with an old high school friend who happens to be a sales rep for Earthworm Organics- Vermigrow. He knew we’d be getting ready for spring planting soon and offered to bring over some of his company’s compost tea and bio char. At the time, I was concerned about our perennial artichokes since it was nearing fruiting … Continue reading Organic Compost Tea & BioChar
Whether you have a farm or small garden, crop planning and rotation is essential to successful growing. Planting Tips: Know your vegetable families. Only vegetables within the same family should be planted together in a plot or bed. For example, chiles and tomatoes may be planted together, but beets and chiles should not. Also, in a crop rotation, a vegetable family should only be planted … Continue reading Lomita Farm’s Crop Rotation Plan & Planting Tips
The soil has been revitalized with nutrients, compost, and fertilizer (E.B. Stone Organics All Purpose Plant Food 5-5-5). Crop rotation is in motion. The seeds are ready to go. It’s time! Beets: Cylindra Detroit Dark Red Fuer Kugel Shiraz Tall Top Broccoli: Calabrese Green Sprouting Waltham Cabbage: Brunswick Cabbage Cabbage Nero di Toscana Carrots: Chantenay Red Core Kuroda Long 8in Cauliflower: … Continue reading Fall/Winter Crops 2016: Sneak Peek!
I drove home from Santa Rosa with a heart full of the love people shared, a growler of Blind Pig, case of Pliny the Elder, and a head full of knowledge and ideas. I reminisced on the day, only two and a half years ago, that I had planted something in the ground for the first time. We were in Nicaragua making some home improvements … Continue reading My Journey to The National Heirloom Expo
Poblano, Hatch, Big Jim, Barker’s X-Hot, Serrano, habanero, tomato, squash BOOM! All of these delicious chiles, peppers, and veggies growing in our garden needed to be either eaten or preserved pronto. It was time we had our first cookout of the harvest season! Our Chiles & Peppers: Poblano Chiles The poblano, originating from Puebla, Mexico, is a mild chile, which looks similar to an elongated … Continue reading Lomita Farm Cookout: Chile roast, tomato stew, and squash showdown!
It’s Ali Baba watermelon time here at Lomita Farm! With lips smacking and mouth watering, R proudly did the honor of harvesting the first watermelon whopper of the season. The Ali Baba variety was such a huge hit last year, we planted more seeds in every extra nook and cranny we could find in our garden beds. It is an heirloom gem originating in Iraq and … Continue reading Watermelon Time!