Unusual Edible February 2018

Common Hops or ‘Cascade Hops’ is our choice for Unusual Edible for February 2018 Yes this is the vine used to make beer.  Want to make your own beer, better grow some Hops.  It’s easy enough to do in our climate.  In a colder region of California you can expect the vine to die down…

Cool Season Vegetables and Herbs on our Tables February 14, 2018

February 11, 2018 Edible starts on our tables right now! Artichoke, Green Globe Beets, Bulls Blood Beets, Chiogga Beets, Golden Detroit Beets Beets, Ruby Red Broccoli, Spring Raab Brussel Sprouts, Hestia Bush Bean, Jade Bush Bean Bush Bean, Pencil Pod Bush Bean, Royal Burgundy Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage Cabbage, Copenhagen Cabbage Cabbage, Wakefield Jersey Cabbage Carrots,…

Fruit Tree Pruning with Jeremy Watts January 28th 2018 12-1:30pm

Fruit Tree Pruning with Jeremy Watts January 28th 2018 12-1:30pm at Ploughshares Nursery 2701 Main St. Alameda CA 94501 510 755 1102 We can increase production, improve appearance, and insure overall health of our fruit trees with dormant-season pruning. Learn how and when to cut back your trees for maximum food production, as well as…

HOLIDAY HOURS

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS DECEMBER 24TH THROUGH JANUARY 2ND OPEN AGAIN JANUARY 3RD 2018 WE WISH YOU JOY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BE SAFE!

Potted Fruit from Dave Wilson Nursery Just Arrived

Sleeved Fruit from Dave Wilson Nursery has arrived and is ready to be planted in your garden. ‘Sleeved’ or ‘Sleeves’ are simply terms for a very narrow pot which holds a single grafted fruit bearing plant.  Fruit bearing plants sold in sleeves are inexpensive and easy to plant. NOW is the time to plant baby…

Cool Season Crop Seed

We love Redwood Organic Farm Seeds! Here is what we have in stock at Ploughshares Nursery October 2017. Sow these now for edible gardening all year round! Early Broccoli Brassica oleraceae 150 seeds/ pack   I   60 days   I   Heirloom Short season broccoli produces early center heads. The great thing about this variety are the numerous…

Workshop: Air Plants as Gifts for the Holidays

‘Air Plants For the Holiday Season’ Saturday October 21st 12-1:30 pm Tillandsias or ‘Air Plants’ require no soil, offer exotic blooms and can be grown inside or outdoors.  Come to Ploughshares Nursery and learn how to create and care for your very own Air Plant Terrarium.  Attendees will receive an air plant, a globe to…

Cool Season Vegetable and Herb Starts on our Tables This Week 11-02-2017

Herbs French Thyme Stevia Chives Garlic Chives Cilantro Mojito Mint Kentucky Colonel Mint Vegetables & Greens Artichoke Arugula Chioggia Beets Broccoli Lieutenant Pak Choi Lacinato Kale Romaine Lettuce Pomegranate Crunch Lettuce Heirloom Mix Lettuce Unusual Edibles Camellia sinensis (make your own tea!) Coffee arabica (make your own coffee, compete with Starbucks, get rich!)

‘Edible Gardening in the Cool Season’

‘Edible Gardening in the Cool Season’ Saturday October 7th, 12-2pm Join Ploughshares staff to learn how to grow edible plants in the cool months of the year.  Topics will include; plant selection, soil preparation, cover crops, winter specific fertilizers and how to protect next springs crop’s from pest and disease.   Attendees will receive 50% off…

Harvest Festival and Sale September 9th

Get ready for a BIG SALE September 9th 12-5pm 40% OFF ALL PLANTS, POTTERY and SOIL! Bring the kids to explore with the Little Explorers Petting Zoo There will be over 25 animals including; an alpaca, a pot belly pig, a large tortoise, goats and sheep, chickens, ducks, and bunnies! Check out the Palomacy Aviary…

Resources for the Water Conscious Gardener

Need help planning the new garden space?  Want to conserve water and use plants which look good, benefit the environment and require little care? Check out Lawn to Garden!

‘Integrated Pest Management for the Home Gardener’

‘Integrated Pest Management for the Home Gardener’ Saturday August 19th, 12 to 1:30 pm FREE WORKSHOP Integrated Pest Management or ‘I.P.M’ is an ecosystem based method for controlling pest insects and other problem animals, reducing infestation and damage caused by infestation via careful scrutiny of plants and the garden environment followed by application of methodology…

Unusual Edible for July 2017

Sweet Potato is our choice for Unusual Edible for July 2017 Sweet Potatoes ‘dig’ our Alameda temperatures and soil.  They prefer nutrient poor fast draining soil ….and that we have in plenty here.  Expect large vines which will sprawl over your entire garden if you don’t tie them up.  They reach maturity here in 90…

Whats on SALE July 2017

Want to make your own Tea Tree Oil?  Then pick up a specimen of Narrow Leaf Tea Tree in a five gallon container for $24.00 on sale during the month of July 2017.  Melaleuca alternifolia is a small graceful tree with lots and lots of white blooms starting in Spring.  Expect fast growth to 19ft…

California Heritage Plant July 2017

Eriogonum parvifolium ‘Seacliff Buckwheat’ is our choice for California Heritage Plant for July 2017. Ever hear of the El Segundo Blue Butterfly?  They are almost extinct, they only lay eggs on this Cal Native Buckwheat.  Ten other native species of Butterfly and Moth use this plant.  Seeds and leaves are used by many other animal…