Our little Aria Rose completed her very first lap around the sun today! I could not be more proud or more in love. That applies to her mama, too.⠀ ⠀ Thank you to everyone who has encouraged and supported us this year. It truly takes a village, and we are honored and lucky to share this with such wonderful friends. Love to all of you. 🌹 ♥️
#treeamigoschallenge! They’re giving away Everglades tomato plants to whoever just takes a video of their garden and talks about why they love it. I’ve been wanting to try Everglades tomatoes ever since @chefniven, mastermind behind @gheemiami, first introduced me to them at an event on his organic farm a few months back. They can withstand South Florida summers, and if they taste good enough for Niven’s dishes, they’re certainly good enough for me. Thanks again for all the inspiration and wisdom, @treeamigosgrowers! If you want the best gardening advice and seedlings for our strange South Florida climate, give them a follow. Best follow of 2020 for me.
I know it’s been a whole lot of garden + dad keith lately, but don’t worry, I’m still sangin’. Daniel Caesar - Best Part (ft. H.E.R.) Check out the live performance with him and Jacob Collier if you want to see it done masterfully. Shout to my good man @croquetasgratis for reminding me how great this tune is. Hope you all are hanging in there. ✌️❤️ - keith
Perhaps my favorite fun garden hack - eggshell seedling trays!⠀ ⠀ • Cheap, plentiful⠀ • “upcycles” a waste product (although let’s be real, it should already be going to your compost pile anyway)⠀ • removes demand for more black plastic trays⠀ ⠀ ⠀ The best part - when transplanting the seedling to a bigger container, no need to re-pot and stress the plant! Just give it a little squeeze to break up the shell some for the roots to grow around, and tuck the whole thing in a bigger pot. The shell will even break down slowly, giving a nice helping of nutrients to the plant over time. 🌱 🥚 ✅⠀ ⠀ Tip: make sure to drill a little hole through the bottom of the egg and the tray to drain excess water. They like that.
Bug’s eye view.
First corn casualty, due to the high winds we’ve had the last few days. Perhaps I planted the seeds a little too shallow. That’s why you plant a little more than you need, eh?