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planting tips and sustainable experiences shared with <3 from Hope Organic Vegetable Gardens in Los Angeles, CA

A “dry river bed” add visual interest to a native back yard.

Rolling out the red carpet for bees! #flower #garden (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

Rolling out the red carpet for bees! #flower #garden (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

In-car nursery. 10 raised beds worth! (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

In-car nursery. 10 raised beds worth! (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

Hi Spring. You&#8217;re lookin good.  (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

Hi Spring. You’re lookin good. (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

It&#8217;s happening! Yucca babies.

It’s happening! Yucca babies.

Nature&#8217;s twist tie.  (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

Nature’s twist tie. (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

Tying the leaves over this cauliflower to keep it white. Technique is called blanching.

Tying the leaves over this cauliflower to keep it white. Technique is called blanching.

Gorgeous Redventure Celery (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

Gorgeous Redventure Celery (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

Broccoli has a looser or tighter head depending on the variety. Love this blue-green color. #garden (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

Broccoli has a looser or tighter head depending on the variety. Love this blue-green color. #garden (at Hope Gardens-organic veggie gardens)

The Ashy Gray Lady Beetle is a totally different species than the red ladybug. Here’s some info on their beneficial eating habits in the garden. “This beetle lays tiny, yellowish eggs on the underside of a leaf near a food source for the young, such as aphids. In 3 to 5 days, the young hatch in the form of tiny, fiercely spiky larvae that can consume up to 400 aphids in the two to three weeks before they pupate. They remain in cocoons attached to the bottom of a leaf for around a week before they hatch out as adults.” Thanks Lady! :)