Welcome, I am Jeff Hoffman. Just a normal dad looking for a hobby and a passion.
I have always been interested in gardening, but motivation has always hindered my productivity. This is where this blog comes into play. I figured if I document my journey into organic gardening, it may keep me from losing interest after minor setbacks, which seem to happen every season.
About the blog name. “Be Growing”. Well, it comprises two aspects I would like to improve upon. First, of course, is growing organic food and plants for my family to eat. Second is to always be growing as an individual, to learn new things, expand horizons and explore being a better person.
I live in Central California in zone 10a. My family resides in a 5-acre co-housing community built around an avocado orchard. There are over 100 avocado trees on the property with a dedicated orchard of 1.5 acres of avocado trees. We are in the process of revitalizing the orchard.
What to expect from this blog.
I am not sure yet, but you can expect to see my journey to growing a sustainable organic garden that is productive year round. Some projects I am wanting to attempt in the foreseeable future.
- 4 season garden area
- Viable compost area
- Easy irrigation plan and implementation
- Spiral herb garden
- Container gardening
- Avocado orchard revitalization
- Chickens and turkeys
- Backyard landscape project with tons of edibles
- Education – fertilizer, pruning, maintenance, plant identification
- Food – recipes, cooking and preservation
- Becoming a better photographer
- Learning to weld
- Losing weight
Well, that is a bigger list than I expected, let’s get growing.