Seed Suggestions

Some thoughts on planting seeds: where to buy them, how to care for them (including the 3 most important elements of plant care), and a tip on how to keep track of which seeds to plant when. [iframe_loader  src=” p=1″ frameborder=”0″ width=”500″ height=”300″]

Brent’s Victory Garden: Seed status

I planted a few tomato and onion seeds in pots indoors this year. Here’s how they’re doing. [iframe_loader width=”500″ src=”” frameborder=”0″]

Because I need a new project: Brent’s Victory Garden

Today, I’m launching a new project: Brent’s Victory Garden. It’s part how-to and part documentary on backyard gardening in the 21st century. I’ll be posting videos (one every two weeks) about planting and growing vegetables (and other plants) in my tiny backyard plot. The idea is to promote vegetable gardening for everyone–that you don’t need a farm or eight hours a week to successfully grow vegetables or otherwise maintain a small garden. I want […]


I was surprised recently to overhear a co-worker complain that vegetable gardens require a lot of work. Perhaps a large vegetable garden, sure, but they don’t have to be. Vegetables are plants — you put them in good soil and water them frequently, and they grow, all other things being equal. My setup is pretty straightforward: I bought a bunch of 10-foot 2×6 boards, cut them in 6′ and 4′ sections, […]

Spring, Gardening, and Tea

Much as we’ve engineered our world into consistency—on any day of the year, you can find tomatoes in the grocery store—our planet maintains its seasonal cycle. Our kitchens may keep the same color every month of the year, but we step outside in March to a changing world. While the mornings are still chilly, the […]

11 Aug 07

A relaxing day today. I decided to take a real Sabbath today, so I spent the morning snapping pictures of flowers at a nearby plantation, then drove out to see a friend who’s just returned from a trip to the Ukraine. Then back home to make dinner, read, and call Saalon to talk about plans […]

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