Beautiful, custom-built, ranch-style Ojai home for rent!
Set on approximately one acre on Creek Road, this ranch-style home offers three bedrooms, office, two bathrooms, and a large, attached garage.
From this great location, you can commute to Ventura and beyond, and you are just a short drive from the shops, restaurants, schools, art galleries and all that downtown Ojai offers.
The owners pay for landscaping maintenance.
There is a guest house separate from the main house that is not included and is occupied by one of the owners.
Rent: $4,800 per month
Security Deposit: $4,800
Contact Nora today for more information or an application.
Peppers are incredibly easy to grow, which makes them a good choice for beginner gardeners and seasoned gardeners alike. You can grow them in the ground, in raised beds, or in containers on your patio. I even have some growing in my dining room in a hydroponic system. If you were inspired to start or expand your vegetable garden after last month’s column, now might be the time to consider adding peppers to your garden plan.
Now is the perfect time to plant peppers, which can be grown as perennials in this area. This means that if you are not growing them in containers that you can move around, make sure you pick a spot where they can stay and provide you with fresh peppers for years to come. To make sure your pepper plants will be happy, choose a spot that receives at least six hours of sun per day.
Once you have picked a sunny spot for your peppers, the next step is choosing which varieties to grow. Do you prefer sweet peppers like bell peppers, cherry peppers, or banana peppers? Or do you prefer hot peppers like habaneros, jalapeños, or serranos? You may want to grow a combination of sweet peppers and hot peppers to better suit your tastes. It might sound fun to grow a super-hot variety – like Carolina reapers or ghost peppers – but I don’t recommend these for folks new to growing peppers, since you need to adhere to safety protocols when growing some peppers that fall high on the Scoville scale.
Peppers can be easily grown from seeds or seedlings. Seedlings are always a good idea for beginner gardeners, since you get a head start on growth and can find varieties that you know will thrive in your area by purchasing them from a local garden center.
If you are starting from seeds right now, you can plant them directly in your garden. If you live in an area that freezes, you will need to wait until after the last frost in future years. Alternatively, you can start the seeds indoors, and then transplant them to your garden in late spring.
To plant your peppers, mix compost into the soil and space the plants about 18 inches apart. I like to support my peppers with stakes or tomato cages, but this is not absolutely necessary. After planting, keep the soil moist while your plants get established. Once established, you should be able to give your plants one good watering per week in most cases. Peppers grown in containers will need more frequent watering, and you will need to provide your plants with supplemental watering during the hotter weeks of summer.
You can help your peppers thrive by adding a few inches of mulch around each plant. This will help with soil moisture retention and blocking weeds that will compete with your peppers for water and nutrients.
When it is time to harvest, use garden or kitchen shears to cut the peppers from the plant. You can then store them in the refrigerator for about a week, or you can freeze chopped peppers for a few months.
AimeeJo Davis-Varela is a freelance writer specializing in real estate, sustainable home improvement, eco-friendly landscaping, green living and travel writing. She is also the owner of Mind Your Manors, which provides second home management services.
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin could be the perfect mountain retreat for a buyer looking to get away from the city on weekends or enjoy a simpler lifestyle.
Surrounded by wilderness, this Matilija Canyon home offers a peaceful setting with a large, covered front porch, spacious living room, wood-burning Ben Franklin-style stove, country kitchen with a dining area, and wood-beam, vaulted ceilings.
There are also two wells: one full-time well and one seasonal well.
Enjoy miles of hiking trails, nearby hot springs, amazing mountain views and the tranquility of the canyon just a short drive from shopping, dining, entertainment, or the beach.
This home is located approximately nine miles from downtown Ojai, making it a great option for a buyer looking for country living close to town.
See more photos and learn more about this Matilija Canyon cabin for sale on the property information page.
Within walking distance of all that Oak View has to offer and just a short drive from downtown Ojai and Lake Casitas, this is a great location for folks who want to enjoy the Ojai Valley lifestyle while also having easy access to Ventura and Santa Barbara.
Outside, enjoy amazing mountain and vineyard views, certified wildlife habitat landscaping, and a spacious outdoor living area with a covered patio and plenty of room for entertaining.
Inside, exposed-beam ceilings and built-ins add to the home’s charm while the large windows allow in natural light and beautiful views.
The refreshed kitchen features a breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, tile floor and counters, and access to an adjacent laundry room with a sink and powder room.
The open floor plan and large dining room make everyday living and entertaining comfortable and convenient.
Plus, you can walk to restaurants, markets, the post office, donut shop, local coffee shop, and more from your new Oak View home.
To see more photos and learn more about this home for sale in Oak View, visit the property information page.
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