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Seed Update: May

It’s May here in the Bay Area (well, okay – it’s May everywhere, yes; I know), and it feels more like… I don’t know? Sometimes August, sometimes December? Climate change – who can tell. Our fig tree seems to think it’s September, that’s for sure.

No one can deny, though, that we’re definitely still in a drought. And yet! Thanks to the contents of our trusty rain barrel, we’ve managed to have great luck on our vegetables so far this season.

All our babies in our planter beds are killin’ it, but the real fun has been watching the copious amount of seeds we cleared out of our kitchen seed bank take off.

Here’s a quick seed status report…

Most of our little starts have now graduated to the outdoors; a few of the overachievers have already gone to new homes.

Most of our little starts have now graduated to the outdoors; a few of the overachievers have already gone to new homes.

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Meet the Veggies

Grow your own food!

Grow your own food!

It’s planting season at 3675!

With two brand-spanking-new 6′ x 3′ beds and a WHOLE lotta big empty pots as our canvases, Team Temple went a little vegetable crazy this past weekend.

After putzing around the house all day Saturday and getting the yard into tip-top shape, we made an early morning dog park run on Sunday, then hit up our neighborhood seed bank/urban farming storehouse.

Wait – did I mention we stopped for vegan brunch in between? Good God – we’re Portlandia personified.  Continue reading

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