I get asked this question a lot and I answer “Yes! I spray all the time. Then I tell them what I spray and there is a list (Fish and seaweed emulsion, bone meal, blood meal, compost tea, occasional bacillus subtilis, neem oil mixed with castile soap) which will usually lead into me talking about my farming practices. I know that people are asking if I use pesticides but I intentionally answer the way I do because I know that pesticides, herbicides and fungicides come in many forms (not just spray) and farmers spray many different things including organic fertilizers so the generalized “spray question” bothers me. Continue reading
This is still a work in process for the season as I’m trying to tweak it to make it more user friendly. Questions or comments on plants available and tomatoes can be asked and sent on the Comments section of my website. I still need to change a lot of the pictures but wanted to get something out so people had an idea of the types of tomatoes and the variety. I am trying to insert hyperlinks but I posted as a pdf and some are not working so if you want to see a link that isn’t connecting please copy and paste in your web browser.
We’ve just got the website up but we are still working out the glitches so I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about who were are and how we grow. My husband and I both worked for the U.S.F.S as wildland firefighters and after we got married, bought our home, and started a family I decided to end my career as a firefighter and pursue farming. My husband is currently the Fire Division Chief for the Monterey Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest.
We bought our home (built in 2007) & property in 2010 which is located in the north east corner of the Jardine community. It’s a rural residential track of 1 and 2 acre parcels surrounded by vineyard and a small regional airport. Our two acres of rolling hills backs up against oaks and vineyards. Continue reading