What is the raised bed made from?
The raised bed is made from new-growth California redwood which naturally contains rot resistant properties. As a result, the structure will withstand what mother nature throws at it and will age with grace rather than rot like some other wood varieties. The wood is never treated with any chemicals and will not leach any substances into the soil.
What vegetables do you grow?
During the consultation stage, we will sit down with you to better understand your produce desires. We will then suggest various varieties based on the current season that you can choose for your garden. We source the best quality certified organic vegetable and herb varieties that can grow in Southern California. Often, this means we find heirloom varieties that have been naturally bred to focus on flavor. All of the plants are thoughtfully selected to be most successful in your garden and eventually in your kitchen.
What is drip irrigation?
We install drip irrigation into all of our gardens as it is a simple way to grow the best crop and conserve water. Drip irrigation allows for the precise watering of plants through the trickling of slow moving water. Because the watering is targeted to each plant, drip irrigation saves water and reduces weed development. With the ability to program a watering schedule that is unique to the crop being grown, you will be sure to grow the best quality produce. The system is made from safe polyethylene tubing and establishes a reliable irrigation system that lasts for years.
What type of soil do we use?
We source our soil from a producer in California that uses compost and other natural ingredients. We test the soil in your vegetable garden seasonally for nutrients and add organic soil amendments as needed to ensure the best conditions to grow your crops.
What are the dimensions of the raised bed?
Each raised bed is 77 inches long, 44 inches wide, and 15 inches tall. When choosing a garden option with multiple raised beds, about 2-3 feet is needed in between the beds to ensure proper access for maintenance.
What kind of service schedule can I expect?
We will service your garden about once to twice a week depending on the needs of your garden and time of season. Forget about weeding, watering, or pruning, we will take care of that for you. We will also provide regular email updates on your garden giving you the latest information on the progress of your crops. We will notify you when your vegetables are ready for harvest; feel free to pick it yourself or we can do that for you.
How much does the service cost?
The price of a vegetable garden is comprised of two components: establishing the raised beds and maintaining the garden. For more information, send us an email and we will he happy to send over a breakdown of our prices.
How much produce can I expect from my garden?
The amount of produce you will receive from your garden largely depends on the number of raised beds you choose. Each raised bed contains 18 square feet of planting area. This translates to about 72 heads of lettuce, 140 carrots, or about 8 tomato plants per season (3 months). While this may seem like a lot of food, we prefer to plant the gardens with an assortment of varieties. Not only will you be able to try a variety of vegetables but having a diverse garden will equate to better quality crops and healthier soil.
If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us.