Picture This: Little seedlings in the garden

Picture This: Little seedlings in the garden

After building the new garden bed, I started planting the seeds I got from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. You might remember them from when Erin and I did the West Coast TripĀ and stopped over at their “Seed Bank”. Now here is the lineup of new seedlings in the garden: Picture This: Monster Brussels Sprout Picture(…)

Building a Cheap and Easy DIY Garden Bed

Building a Cheap and Easy DIY Garden Bed

I’ve been garden-less for the past two years and wanted to put together an easy DIY garden bed. So in true fashion, I started looking into MANY different designs: RootSimple‘s strawbale raised bed was surely on my mind. They used strawbales and mixed manure with lots of nitrogen. The idea seems great and the results(…)

Book Shelf: William Coperthwaite’s A Handmade Life

Book Shelf: William Coperthwaite’s A Handmade Life

I’ve been out of the loop for a while. Life has kept me busy. Just got back from a trip across the southern part of the country and back. I am feeling revived and inspired to get many new projects ready in 2014. Now for the William Coperthwaite post: In recent days I’ve come across(…)

Community Building with Mark Lakeman

Community Building with Mark Lakeman

I was lucky enough to catch a community building talk with Mark Lakeman recently. It really inspired me to engage more with my community, specially to start

Picture This: Monster Brussels Sprout

Picture This: Monster Brussels Sprout

I was recently mentioning this plant to a friend and thought I would pull this picture up you all. This Brussels Sprout was grown in early 2010 in Silverlake, Ca. I’m still not sure what caused this plant to bare such a monstrous stalk and would love to hear your experiences with freaky plants :)(…)

Keyhole Gardens: The ultimate garden bed?

Keyhole Gardens: The ultimate garden bed?

I’ve been in the process of designing my new garden. Being that we’ve been moving every year for the past three, it’s been hard to get a garden established. I’ve tried the traditional raised bed design, also the more hybrid approach. Not to long ago I saw a post on Root Simple’s page about a(…)