Greenhouse Aspirations

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Gardening, Greenhouses, Home Decor | One Comment
Greenhouse Aspirations

Admittedly, the thing that first drew us to greenhouses was not the practicality, but the looks.  Whether a greenhouse is a modern architectural marvel or a glorified potting shed cobbled together from salvaged windows, we think there is an immediate appeal of a structure dedicated to nurturing plants. However, by its very nature, form must […]

The Survival Garden: Because sometimes even a regular Wednesday can feel like Armageddon…

The Survival Garden:  Because sometimes even a regular Wednesday can feel like Armageddon…

Some of us have no trouble figuring out what to buy (i.e., five of everything)–it’s what not to buy that causes real dilemma.  For the rest of us (and by “us” in this sentence, we mean “you, perhaps?”), it can be a challenge to know where to start, particularly when it comes to plotting a vegetable […]

Transplanting Peat Pellet Seedlings

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Gardening, Seed Starting | 16 Comments
Transplanting Peat Pellet Seedlings

Remember our lil’ seedlings we planted a few weeks ago?  Well, they were beginning to outgrow their peat pellets, and that means it was time to transplant them to a bigger house. To be perfectly clear, this is just the first transplant, but not their final resting place.  As it is still too cold outside […]

Intro to Hydroponics (and why it’s not just for growing pot)

Intro to Hydroponics (and why it’s not just for growing pot)

So what are hydroponics anyway? Hydroponics is the practice of growing plants in a soil-less medium, where the plant’s nutrition is delivered through water. There are a number of different hydroponic systems, including Deep Water Culture (DWC), Ebb and Flow (sometimes called “Ebb and Flood” or “Flood and Drain”), Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) and others—we […]

Water Conservation 101: The Humble Watering Can

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Gardening, Water Conservation | 4 Comments
Water Conservation 101: The Humble Watering Can

An ample supply of clean water is a blessing many of us take for granted. But as our friends and family in the Golden State of California have recently come to realize, it is not a limitless resource. There are those who take rain harvesting very seriously, and then there are the rest of us, […]

Where to start?

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Gardening, Seed Starting, Urban Farming | 2 Comments
Where to start?

Starting a website is like starting a garden–illusions of future grandeur must be temporarily set aside in favor of hard work, which often begins with that humble first seed.  What better topic for our first article then, than seed starting? Regardless of when you are reading this, the perfect time to start seeds is right […]

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