EDIBLES for the SPRING GARDEN on our TABLES NOW

Artichoke: Green Globe Artichoke: Violetto Asparagus Bean: Pencil Pod Bush Bean Bean: Royal Burgundy Bush Bean: Trionfo Violetta Pole Heirloom Bean Beet: Bullsblood Beet: Chiogga Broccoli: Gypsy Broccoli: Ironman Broccoli Broccoli: Summer Purple Broccoli: Veronica Romensco Brussel Sprouts: Hestia Cabbage: Copenhagen Cabbage: Red Acre Cabbage: Wakefield Cabbage Cauliflower: Charming Snowflower Cauliflower: Snowflower Cauliflower: Vitaverde Green…

Question and Answer Time at Ploughshares Nursery this April

Bugs bothering you?  Worried about the quality of your soil?  Not sure how to properly plant that potted nursery plant you just purchased?  Something looks diseased? Wondering how to prune something or if you even should?  Well then, bring all your bugs, blighted plants, samples of soil, photographs of your yard/trees/bushes and whatever questions have…

Free Soil Lead Test on Alameda Earth Day

Join Ploughshares Nursery and Alameda County Healthy Homes on April 21st 10am to 3pm at Washington Park (740 Central Avenue, Alameda CA) to celebrate Earth Day by getting your soil tested for dangerous lead contamination! Also bring your gardening questions for Ploughshares Nursery Manager Jeff Bridge to answer~!

Pollinator Power Plant for March 2018

Tuscan Blue Rosemary is our pick for Pollinator Plant for March 2018 No it’s not in bloom yet but when it does bloom its a powerhouse of pollen goodness.  Plant now so that by the time blooms come round there is lots of rosemary to bloom on! Super drought tolerant and great for cooking, rich…

Grafted Tomatoes Coming Saturday March 10th 2018

Grafted tomatoes coming Saturday March 10th 2018 What are ‘grafted tomatoes’? Grafting is simply taking a clipping of a plant you want to grow to maturity, in this case a tomato, and attaching it to a special root stock.   The cutting is the ‘scion’ and the root you attach it to is the ‘root stock’.  …

Growing Awesome Tomatoes

Growing Awesome Tomatoes Saturday March 24th 12 to 1:30pm A quick two-part workshop with nursery manager Jeff Bridge at Ploughshares Nursery. Part 1 Learn how to provide perfect growing conditions for tomatoes followed by a mini-lecture about the history of this exotic berry. Part 2 Question and answer session answering all your tomato conundrums.

GREAT GARDENS & GREAT SOIL, FREE WORKSHOP

GREAT GARDENS & GREAT SOIL go together. The key to successful gardening, the one thing all plants are dependent on is healthy living soil.   Join Kerri Kemp Gardner Saturday March 10th, 12:00 Noon at Ploughshares Nursery ( 2701 Main St. Alameda CA) for a discussion about what constitutes healthy soil and how you can make…

Early Tomatoes

Get your tomato freak on right now with these tomatoes you can keep in your brightly lit kitchen or mini-greenhouse until its safe to plant them outside.  Soon.  Soon. 4″ pots $3.99 San Francisco Fog Tomato New Girl Tomato Beef Steak Tomato Super Sweet 100 Tomatoes And now I have to hide in my office…

Edible Gardening Basics FREE WORKSHOP

Gardening 101  Edible Gardening Basics 12 -1:30 pm Saturday February 24th at Ploughshares Nursery 2701 Main St. Alameda CA.  FREE WORKSHOP Learn how to grow edible plants from seed  with Jeff Bridge of Ploughshares Nursery.  In this hands-on workshop we will be demonstrating techniques and best practices so grab your gardening gloves! Jeff will discuss…

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!