Micro-greens are sprouted plants eaten in their very young state. Research has shown they are more nutritious and great for growing in small spaces. In fact, some research shows, Micro-greens are four- to 40-fold more concentrated with nutrients than their mature counterparts.
This July San Diego Seed Company owner, Brijette Peña had the amazing opportunity of teaming up with PermaPeru to offer an organic seed production workshop in the Sacred Valley of Peru. This one-day intensive workshop was held in Urubamba, at the beautiful organic farm of Talia Morales, the director of PermaPeru. Participants learned in-depth information about the sexual reproduction process of vegetable, flowers and herb plants.
San Diego Garden News
“We talk about food-to-table, but seed-to-table is just as important,” explains Brijette Romstedt-Peña, founder of the San Diego Seed Company, which is currently the only local seed distributor in San Diego and the only certified organic urban seed producer in the country.
Just 10 years ago, Romstedt-Peña, who is originally from rural Kansas, saw a need for locally cultivated seeds in San Diego…”
Tucked away in a hillside community — an extension of City Heights perched over the 94 freeway — is one of San Diego’s more unusual businesses: a seed company. On a sprawling acre, replete with a couple of large metal storage sheds, a garage filled with seed processing machinery and a chicken coop with seven busy hens, Brijette Peña is in seed production, currently growing her winter crop: rows of cilantro, peas, lettuce and a special round red tomato variety for CSA (community-supported agriculture) and small-scale growers…
Daily Growing Tips and Advice. The Epic Gardening podcast is a daily gardening tips and advice show brought to you by Kevin Espiritu, an urban gardener, hydroponics enthusiast, and all-around plant lover. Every day, a gardening question from YOU will be answered in a fun and informative way in under 10 minutes!
Tucked away in a hillside community–an extension of City Heights perched over the 94 freeway–is one of San Diego’s more unusual businesses: a seed company. On a sprawling acre, replete with a couple of large metal storage sheds, and a chicken coop with seven busy hens, Brijette Peña trials seed production, currently growing aisles of red cabbage, carrots, green comet broccoli, fava beans, peas, nasturtiums, graffiti cabbage, and banquet dill.
AM 760 KFMB’S Garden Talk is your source for all gardening, landscaping and horticulture news. Each Saturday from 6 ’til 7am, hosts Ken Andersen, David Ross and Mark Mahady aim to introduce new ideas, help solve problems and keep residents of San Diego county up-to-date on the latest developments in the nursery and landscaping industry.
A Growing Passion is an award-winning TV and online garden lifestyle program featuring one of the West’s leading garden experts, Nan Sterman. The show explores the ways California and the Southwest grow, and gives its viewers a fresh perspective by visiting farms, backyard gardens, vineyards, native habitats to green rooftops, community gardens, nurseries, and beyond.
Plants are everything to us. They are what we eat, the fabric of our clothing and our building materials. Medicines come from plants and fragrances, too. Plants are the basis of the world’s food chain, they keep our planet cool and filter pollutants from the air. Plants make the oxygen we breathe and are the beauty that surrounds us. Where would we be without plants?
Food for Thought
By Keith Langhorn.
Food for Thought originates
in San Diego CA.
Host Keith Langhorn
talks with restauranteurs, brewers, beekeepers, farmers and fisherman-
all the people that are involved in our food chain.