Cherry tomato growing on a garden arch trellis is going gangbusters! 🍅 Lots of summer garden tips in my June Garden Tour video that just dropped on YT. 🎥 Click on “garden tour” story highlight for a link. It’s a longer video, so use the digital table of contents in the vid description to watch the sections your most interested in. 👩🏻🌾 Are you planning in some garden therapy time today? Have a great weekend! 😍 Video by @calicameraguy. Show him some love!❤️ . . . .
All the flowers I’m planting this year are really bringing in the pollinators! The bees are a buzzin’ around busily doing their job as evidenced by a baby spaghetti squash starting to form and GROW! 🐝 See “bees” story highlight to see them at work on this flower! 🌼 What are you doing to bring in the pollinators to your garden? Oh, and bye the way, HAPPY FRIDAY! 🦋
They’re baaack! The exclusive CaliKim @smartpots 5 gallon fabric containers are now back in stock. They sold out last time in a few days - tap photo to order yours while supplies last! 🍅 And how bout that Tiny Tim tomato? 😀👍
Growing my own salad is definitely one of my favorite parts of gardening. There’s nothing quite like the joy of stepping outside, harvesting a basket of greens and bringing it inside to eat - so fresh and full of all the flavor food is supposed to have! Can you relate? 🥗 Today my garden salad includes some sweet, multicolored salad greens, (flavored with a dill flower) growing under a shade cloth and will be topped off with some cherry tomatoes grown in the warm California sun. ☀️ You can grow your own salads (if you’re not already). Once you taste your homegrown, you’ll be hooked and will never go back to store-bought bagged salads. - I promise. Plant seeds today and you’ll be eating fresh greens that YOU grew yourself in 4-6 weeks! 🌿 Need seeds? Pick up my Lettuce and Heat Tolerant Greens seed collections at calikimgardenandhome.com (or tap photo for link). 🥗 What are YOUR favorite salad greens and do you grow them yourself? . . .
I love growing flowers with my veggies, brings the pollinators right where I want them - to my veggies! 🌺 This is the first spaghetti squash flower of the season, tiny spaghetti squash are forming - photo coming soon! 🌼 AND what do you think of the little cutie Thumbelina Zinnia? (Small Space Seed Collection) It’s just 6-10 inches, perfect for a border flower and the bees LOVE It! 🐝 What flowers are you growing with your veggies? . . .
Signs of summer: shade cloth up over the strawberry crate tower to protect them from the 90+ heat today. ☀️ Strawberries don’t like temps over 85, so this helps them beat the heat. 🍓 Share your hot weather garden tips below - lets all get ready for summer together! 🍓☀️🍓☀️🍓☀️ . .
Mac, our “garden 🐶 dog”, is getting ready for the summer heat ☀️ with a new ‘doo- what do ya think of his new look? * Get ready for the “dog” days of summer 🐶☀️ by hanging out with me today (6/11/18) on a YT Live at noon, PT . I’ll share watering 💧 tips so your garden comes through those hot days with flying colors . I”ll also answer your questions LIVE - get them ready! * ✅LInk is in “Monday LIVE” story profile, set a reminder - see you in the garden! . . . .
Kale 🌿 takes the heat ☀️ and keeps on growing! Salads, 🥗 smoothies, kale chips all summer long over here… * New YT vid just dropped: 4 easy-to-grow heat tolerant greens 🌿 so you can get your greens on even during the dog 🐶☀️days of summer! (link in story highlight) * ✅Check out the heat tolerant greens seed collection at calikimgardenandhome.com, if u need seeds. ☀️🌿☀️🌿☀️🌿☀️🌿☀️ * 👩🏻🌾What greens grow well for you in the hot weather? . . . .
One of the best perks about being a gardener 👩🏻🌾is a fresh, tasty homegrown salad - don’t you agree? And the lovely Red Chard ❤️gives a salad a splash of summer color! 🌿 So many reasons I love growing this variety - besides being virtually indestructible , (here’s to all the brown thumbs 👍 out there) it’s beautiful enough to be grown as an ornamental, it’s edible, and thrives in summer ☀️heat (yay for summer salads!) Many people tell me it’s their fav in my Heat Tolerant Greens 🌱Seed Collection. 🌿 What’s your fav heat tolerant green? . . . .
We’re getting ready for some major garlic breath around here! 🗣 In my new YT video I check on the garlic 🌱 I planted last fall, share how to know when it’s ready to harvest and harvest the garlic scapes so the garlic will grow larger cloves. Link in “garlic” story highlight. ☀️ Anyone else getting close to harvesting garlic? What do you like to do with your scapes? Don’t you just love the flavor of homegrown garlic?
Just checkin’ in to see how your strawberries 🍓 are growing…Are you growing them in towers, raised beds, in ground? Any bug problems? 🍓 Not too sure what happened to this strawberry, it’s shape may be funny, but the color and flavor are fantastic!I ☀️ My favorite strawberry growing tip? Glad you asked! I love growing strawberries in towers made from plastic crates stacked 2-3 crates high. 🍓 The crate towers grow lots of berries in a little space, strawberries love the drainage and the loose soil. I fertilize once every 7-10 days with @vermisterra worm tea (vermisterra.com, use code “calikim” for 10% off) and cover with shade cloth in temps over 85 F. This is my third year growing strawbs, and the biggest harvest year yet. 😀 ☀️ Share YOUR strawberry growing tips below! . . .
Growing lettuce 🌱 in a container is a great option during the summer heat - move it into the shade to help it last longer before it bolts. 🥗 Only a few hours left to enter GIVEAWAY to win your own 5 gallon @smartpots fabric container! 🌼 Watch & comment on my recent YT compost vid to enter (link in “giveaway” story highlight), and tag a friend below to enter. 🍅 👀 Watch today’s (6/5/18) YT livestream at noon, PT (link in ”Monday LIVE” story highlight) to see if you are a lucky winner! * 🍀🤞Good luck, I hope YOU win! . . . .
Tiny Tim Tomato 🍅 and 5 gallon @smartpots is a match made in heaven! Enter the GIVEAWAY to win this @smartpots fabric container embroidered with the CaliKim & Smart Pots logo , and a Bonus PRIZE. (HINT: It has something to do with seeds)🤔 * ✅Here’s how to enter: 🔻Follow me here in IG and subscribe to my YT channel (link in profile - head over now so you don’t forget!) 🔻Watch Small Space Garden Series #8, “How to compost in a 5 gallon container” (link in “giveaway” story highlight 🔻Comment on the YT video about something you learned 🔻Tag a friend below! * ✳️3 Winners will be chosen tomorrow, Monday, June 4th, noon, PT on a YT LIVESTREAM. * ✳️Giveaway is open to US residents only. My apologies, international shipping is cost prohibitive. * 🤞 Good luck, I hope you win! Watch Monday’s livestream to see if you’re one of the lucky 🍀 winners! . . . .
Think 🤔 you need a big yard to make your own compost? Not so! 💥 Watch my new YT video to learn how to compost in a small space in a 5 gallon container using materials you already have on hand. * 👩🏻🌾Enter the GIVEAWAY for a CaliKim embroidered Smart Pots 5 gallon fabric container - all the entry details are in the YT vid (link in “Giveaway” story highlight). Good luck 👍 I hope you win! * 👩🏻🌾The exclusive CaliKim embroidered containers are also now available for purchase at calikimgardenandhome.com. Supply is very limited, get yours before they sell out - thanks for your support! ❤️ . .
Uh, oh - powdery mildew😧 (the bane of every gardener's existence) is already making an appearance on my peas 🌱- and I don't want it spreading to the rest of my garden. 🌱 I share all the details in my new YT video on how I treat it - quick and simple - with MILK! (Click link in “powdery mildew” story highlight). * 👩🏻🌾Are you dealing with Powdery Mildew in your garden? How do you treat it? . . .