Welcome To My 2015 Urban Garden! Plus, Some Real Life Real Talk.

July 8th, 2015 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

It’s already July. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?! It’s already July and my garden is in full-swing, so I figured it’s about time do a little walk-through, no? But also, I wanted to give y’all a little life update. In my last Pictures Of Things + Le Love List, I mentioned that I was experiencing a [...]

My Garden In Winter

January 13th, 2015 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Well hello there! Hello from southern California, where “winter” is more of an abstract concept than an actual reality. Oh I kid, I kid. Even here in SoCal we get to experience four distinct seasons. But our variation is much less variable, I guess you could say, and there’s never a time when the garden [...]

Eco-Friendly DIY: Homegrown Luffa

November 11th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Success! By far my favorite garden project of 2014, and a tutorial so easy it barely needs words. We planted sponges in our back yard and they totally grew. It worked! Amazing. Like so: A pair of seeds planted in a wine box under the jacaranda tree, with a hand-knotted twine trellis. A little compost [...]

Veganic Gardening At Home

July 29th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Believe it or not, it can be pretty difficult growing vegetables without using animals. Which seems silly, if you ask me, but what do I know? That’s just the way it is, making the garden one more place that vegans and eco-conscious folks need to be a bit mindful. Veganic Gardening is a gardening philosophy [...]

Cheap & Easy Compost Bin System

July 2nd, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Confession time: despite my best intentions, it took me over 6 months to get my compost system up and running in this house. We were busy adjusting to our new life, I guess, and it just kept getting pushed aside. That is, until my godfather upgraded his own composting system (he built a beautiful wood [...]