Thankyou Project Peace

Thanks for your help today volunteers from Project Peace! You and volunteers like you make it possible for our customers to see native, drought tolerant and edible plants growing in our garden. You make it possible for children to play in a tiny slice of human friendly nature. Without the work you do on this…

Here’s Whats on Sale June

50% OFF ALL EDIBLES Apple: Anna Apple Apple: Dorsett Apple Apple: Fuji Apple Apple: Red Fuji Apple Artichoke: Green Globe Arugula: Astro Beans: Chinese Long Red Beans Beans: Rattlesnake Beans Beets: Painted Lady Beets Berry: Anne Golden Raspberry Berry: Dwarf Mulberry Berry: Heritage Red Raspberry Berry: Marrion Berry Berry: Misty Blueberry Berry: O’Neal Blueberry Berry:…

Five Elements of a Butterfly Garden

Five Elements of a Butterfly GardenFREE WORKSHOPPloughshares Nursery June 19th 11am-12:45pm 2701 Main St. Alameda CA. 94501 Enjoy a hands on project and lecture describing the essential elements of butterfly gardening and demonstrating how to help local butterflies flourish.

May Featured Plant

Datura wrightiiSACRED THORN APPLE4″ pot $6.99 Native to much of the west, this bewitching perennial has huge lavender-white trumpet flowers with sublime sweet fragrance.  Blooms open at night and close again in the morning where the plant is exposed to full sun.  In light shade, blooms may persist several days.  This is one of many…

On the Tables 5-13-2021

Artichoke Arugula Bean: Blue Lake Bush Bean Bean: Rattlesnake Heirloom Pole Bean Beets: Bulls Blood Beets Beets: Bulls Blood Beets Broccoli: Summer Purple Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Carrot: Amsterdam Carrots Chard: Bright Lights Chard Cucumber: Alpha Beit Cucumber Cucumber: Armenian Cucumber Cucumber: Green Dragon Cucumber+A1:A49 Cucumber: Lemon Cucumber Eggplant: Grafted Black Beauty Eggplant Eggplant: Rosa Bianca…

Alamedan’s are the best!

As the fiscal year comes to a close and I reflect on the time we have been open during the pandemic I want to express my thanks to the surrounding community for keeping this little nursery afloat. It was a heck of a year wasn’t it? Thanks so much for shopping here! Virtual Hugs and…

Racial Equity Change

Ploughshares Nursery and Alameda Point Collaborative recognize the injustice that people of color experience and want to be part of a solution to correct inequality.  To that end Ploughshares Nursery and Alameda Point Collaborative are participating in a racial equity program to address these issues through training and a rigorous assessment of our internal organization…

May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021Whats Happening at Ploughshares New Butterfly Plant Available Mid-May Asclepias fascicularis or ‘Narrow Leaf Milkweed’ is a California native milkweed Monarchs use for food and for reproduction.  If your milkweeed start is not immediately over-run with Monarch babies you can expect a 2ft by 2ft airy shrub with pale pink blossoms (cups full of…

April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Whats Happening at Ploughshares April Workshop Square Foot Gardening in an Octagonal Raised Bed ‘Square Foot Gardening’ is the best way to utilize raised bed and small row planting areas in gardens where space is at a premium.  Come down to Ploughshares and participate in using the square foot gardening technique to plant…

Square Foot Gardening in an Octagonal Raised Bed

Square Foot Gardening’ is the best way to utilize raised bed and small row planting areas in gardens where space is at a premium.  Come down to Ploughshares and participate in using the square foot gardening technique to plant an octagonal raised bed with peppers, cabbage, tomatoes and melons. If we have time we will…

Ploughshares March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter Whats Happening at Ploughshares March Zoom Presentations Ploughshares is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. How to Grow Awesome Tomatoes March 10th 2PM Whether you are an expert or a beginner you will come away with something new from our annual presentation about tomato growing.  Topics include: history, heirlooms vs conventional,…

Planting Tomatoes in February? Yes you can!

Varieties on our tables perfect for planting right now despite the cool temps.Get your first wave of tomato goodness going before everyone else! 4″ pots $3.99These are all cold tolerant determinate (produce tomatoes all at once) FAST bushes:Siberia (2oz 48 days to maturity)Beaverlodge Slicer (2oz 55 days to maturity)Mountain Princess (8-10 oz 68 days to…

February 2021 Newsletter

Zoom Presentation, How to Grow Strawberries Ploughshares is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: How to Grow StrawberriesLearn how to nourish tender young strawberries organically with love until it comes time to brutally rip them from their beds and bite down on the juicy goodness.  Recipes, history and best tips, join us for…