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Decadent Passion Fruit Creme Brulee

This passion fruit crème brulee is everything you love about traditional crème brulee, yet infused with just a touch of tropical flavor. If you’ve never tasted passion fruit, I have to admit that there’s really nothing to describe the flavor. Passion fruit has a...

Using an Indoor Seed Starting Setup

As I’m writing this, there’s a steady rain pouring outside, which is truly my favorite weather for staying indoors and starting seeds in Winter. This indoor seed starting setup is something I’ve wanted for a long time, but finding space in my 700 square foot home was...

How to Prune Blackberries

Have you ever noticed that berries taste best when picked at perfect ripeness from the plant? Too many times, I've been disppappointed by berries I've purchased from the store that are still firm and have been picked to survive transportation. Furthermore, I've been...


Freckled Californian is a website is all about seasonal living and my adventures gardening here in Southern California. As I’ve been gardening over the years, I’ve come to appreciate and understand the special climate and seasons that we have in CA—but I never found a resource that truly spoke to me as a southern Californian gardener, so I created it! We have a wonderful community of gardeners here, and I hope to continue to learn, grow, and embrace this crazy California climate for years to come. See what’s currently in season ⇓

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10 Heat Loving Veggies & Flowers

Get your garden ready for Summer! This list of Flowers and Vegetables are all easy to start from seed for a productive Summer garden!

How to Amend Your Soil Organically

Read about the 5 things we do to amend our garden beds each season.

Let's Talk Mulch!

Get all my tips for mulching your vegetable garden. Mulch is essential for water-saving, protecting the roots from temperature swings, and it can also feed your soil!

How to Compost~ Basics

Compost is simple to make and my favorite garden amendment! Come learn how!

The Basics of Growing From Seed

Learn how to start a garden from seeds! One of the most

Basic Guide to Growing Herbs- FREE download

Now is a great time to start an herb garden!

Meet Randi

Urban gardening is my jam. I’m Randi, California girl who obsessively gardens to grow food and flowers around my urban home. Seasonal, simple living is what inspires me~ I hope it will inspire you too. Join me in crafting a life and home connected to the garden Read More>>>>

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