Veggie Starts on our Tables

September 12th and 13thCheck out this awesome recipe for chard-rolls Banana: Cavendish Banana Banana: Muja Banana Broccoli: Gypsy Broccoli Brussel Sprouts: Jade Cross Brussel Sprouts Cabbage: Red Express Cabbage Cauliflower: Snowball Cauliflower Celery: Redventure Celery Celery: Tango Celery Coffee arabica Fennel: Bronze Fennel ( best for swallowtail butterflies ) Ginger: Thai Galangal Ginger Greens: Arugula…

August Zoom Gardening

Garden Questions and Answers with Nursery Manager Jeff Bridge Saturday August 18th at 7pm Join Ploughshare’s nursery manager for a question answer session about gardening in August.  Bring your questions related to summer gardening and hopefully take back answers which will improve your enjoyment of the garden! Topic: Jeff Bridge’s Zoom Meeting Time: Aug 18,…

Edibles on the Tables this Weekend

Artichoke: Green Globe Artichoke Broccoli: Gypsy Broccoli Broccoli: Lieutenant Broccoli Bronze Fennel greens: Bloomsdale Spinach greens: Braising Greens greens: Bright Light Swiss Chard greens: Collard Greens greens: Green Wave Mustard greens: Little Gem Romaine Lettuce greens: Pac Choi greens: Peppermint Swiss Chard greens: Perpetual Spinach greens: Pink Lipstick Swiss Chard greens: Red Iceberg Lettuce greens:…

4th of July Weekend Sale

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1/2 OFF ALL CHICKEN MANURE and MINI-MULCH1cu. ft. Chicken Poop Regularly $7.99 ON SALE for $3.992cu. ft. Mini-Mulch (1/4″ bark mulch) Regularly $10.99 ON SALE for $5.49

Kokedama at Distance

July 25th 2020 Saturday 11am to 12:45pmKokedama at DistanceTake part in the philosophy of Wabi-sabi, working with your hands to create impermanent and imperfect beauty for your home and garden …. In this workshop we will explore this fashionable trend in gardening using soil, succulents and dry moss.  Students will receive materials sufficient to create…

Ploughshares and Covid 19

Open Wednesday through Sunday 10-5pm We are open with precautions for limiting transmission of disease Wednesday through Sunday 10-5pm. To maintain social distancing (6ft. wherever possible) we are limiting access to five individuals at a time. When capacity is reached and people are waiting in line we will ask visitors inside our gates to conclude…

Read and Grow: Little Free Library at Ploughshares

Want to learn more about gardening? Visit our Little Free Library at Ploughshares Nursery. See a book you like(?), take it home and share with others. Leave books with us that you no longer need and help grow our neighborhood’s knowledge base. We also accept large donations of books, so bring one or bring lots!

Fresh Berries for your Garden

Just in from our favorite grower, Dave Wilson Nursery; blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries and Kiwi vines in convenient sleeve pots for planting NOW. Fall/Winter is the BEST time to plant these delicious fruits! Fall Gold Raspberry Everbearing – Hybrid of Taylor X wild Korean mountain berry X Fall Red. Large to very large golden berries of…

Ancient Flowers

Proteaceae: new Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Grevillea have arrived ready for your garden. The flower in the picture is in actuality four to six inches wide and your Leucospermum Flame Giant will give you dozens, maybe more, every year.  Cut flower enthusiasts will want one, people with gardening family or friends will want to give one as…

Recharge your beds

on our tables now for your edible garden: Beets: Bulls Blood Beets Beets: Chiogga Beets Broccoli: Everest Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage: Red Express Cabbage Carrots: Napa Carrots (medium length orange) Cauliflower: Multi-head Cauliflower Cauliflower: Snowball Cauliflower Chard: Swiss Chard Greens: Collard Greens Greens: Dinosaur Kale Greens: Perennial Tree Collards Greens: Picnic Mix Lettuce Greens: Red…

Alameda Harvest Celebration Fundraiser

Alameda Harvest Celebration FundraiserOctober 26th and 27th 12-9pm 651 West Tower Avenue, Alameda CA 94501 Join us for a family friendly weekend of delectable offerings from Alameda’s craft community. Featuring a bounty of special treats from: Admiral Maltings Alameda Island Brewing, Almanac Beer Company, Brix Soda Company, Building 43 Winery, Brunt Ends BBQ, Devout Coffee,…

Harvest Festival SALE

Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th 10-5pmSAVE 40% on all plants, soil and potteryMeet Wondrous the PigFeed the ChickensVisit the Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Rescue AviaryLearn about our Bay Ecosystems at wildoysters.org SAVE 40% ON ALL PLANTS, POTTERY AND SOIL

Wild Oyster Project Presentation

Recycled Reef Initiative FREE PRESENTATION (20 minutes)September 28th 1pm at Ploughshares Nursery 2701 Main St. Alameda CA 94501 510 755 1102 The Wild Oyster Project works towards restoring native oysters to the San Francisco Bay, the largest estuary on the West Coast. Before industrial activities changed the Bay, there were billions of oysters that filtered…

Join us at the Eat Real Festival for classes on Winter Edible Gardening

In these classes learn what vegetables are appropriate for the fall and winter, how to prepare soil for spring gardening ahead of the spring rush-to-garden, how to minimize weeding next spring by implementing best practices in winter, what crops to use to restore nutrients (cover crops) as well as the fine points of crop rotation….