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Wuv, Twue Wuv

Now that’s hot, baby! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Timing Fall Crops

It is hard as heck to imagine that one of these days, I’ll be longing for a hot day again, and for the fresh food that accompanies it, but it always happens. It is also hard, deep in the dog days, to realize that right now is when you have to start thinking about your…

Seed Dreaming

Sorry for the extended radio silence. A combination of Apprentice Weekend, followed by Fellowship Application due, followed by ice storm related power outage, followed by internet outage of indeterminate cause, followed by visitor, followed by a series of family administrative things put off because of all the previous means that I’m just now online, and…

Yesterday, I spent a long time filling seed flats and pressing seeds into dirt – and then I took them outside and set them to germinate. The temps were hovering right around freezing, and there was light snow coming down – the perfect conditions for growing things. Or at least, for winter sowing (Note, there…

What Is In Your Seed Order?

Buying seeds here is not a quick process. First there’s the perusal of all the seed catalogs, the dreaming and fantasizing with my garden porn. Then there’s the marking of all the things I’d like to try this year, which would get me a seed order about 4 times bigger than I could possibly plant,…

The seed is starting to take shape as the site and symbol of freedom in the age of manipulation and monopoly of life. The seed is not big and powerful, but can become alive as a sign of resistance and creativity in th smallest of huts or gardens and the poorest of families. In smallness…

Ok, those of you who know me know that I am not much of a consumer. If I can buy it used, make it myself, or make do with something I’ve already got, I’m pretty good. I hate the frenzy of shopping that accompanies the “Holiday” season, and I think the most awesome thing about…