Summer is almost here (so hard to believe) and it's
time to celebrate Dad this Sunday. We want to wish all the Dads a very
Happy Father's Day, with an especial shout-out to all of you who garden
with your kids!! There are many of you among our customers, and we say
"Good on 'ya!!" Spending time with your kids in the pursuit of homegrown
food (and all the fun, planning, teaching, and discovering that goes
with it) is a gift of inestimable value - one which they will treasure
all their lives.
This beautiful photo was sent to us recently by Jared, one of our La Canada customers, and we think it sums it up perfectly! Here he is with his daughter in their garden...happy times!!
Finally, at long last, the Sweet Potato plants will be at the Markets this weekend.
I mentioned before, the entire order was mixed up from the beginning,
and what was to be a small order (enough for 4 flats of 4" pots) turned
out to be at least double of what we ordered, so we've reduced the price
to $4.50 (from $6). We're going to be planting at least 4 of them in
our own front yard...can't wait for the Sweet Potato experience!! They
need a bit of space, but if you can manage it, do give 'em a try!! And I
hope to have a Sweet Potato Growing Guide on our website by the
Our very early report is that Lancaster County Big Pink (above)
is totally living up to its name!
And Sunset's Red Horizon (above) is an absolute keeper!!
Roof Top Trial Garden is going really well with LOTS of fruit set on.
Stupice came first, and is really tasty and abundant, and the Super Snow
Whites are nice and sweet!
Announcing: iPhone Garden Reports!!!
having fun capturing our customer's enthusiastic garden reports on the
ever-present iPhone. We're now uploading these videos to Facebook and
YouTube and we will share a few in each newsletter.
Two Dog Organic Nursery:
Garden Reports from La Canada Farmers Market
Two Dog Organic Nursery: Garden Reports -- Karen & Bob
of Westlake Village
know, I'm always asking for feed back, but seriously... please... I'm
not kidding... it is so very helpful to hear which varieties you'd want
to return next time, and which ones not so much! This goes for
everything we grow, actually. Please don't think your opinion won't
matter...it really does! Thanks! And along with your comments, we LOVE to get your photos!! They might just wind up here!
Oh, and if you're planning on having Halloween Pumpkins...don't delay!!!
need 100-120 days to mature! And don't forget about carving the name of
someone special into the young pumpkin...remember our little neighbor
(who sadly moved away) Dashiell? His pumpkin was a joy for all of us!!