Tag Archives: gardening

Helping Your Garden Grow with DIY Lights

This year, I promised myself I wouldn’t try to start seeds without the right equipment. It only led to heartbreak in the past. The last two years, I tried to convince myself that with a little ingenuity and hard work … Continue reading

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“I Get My Advice from the Advertising World…”

Title courtesy of Koka Kola, by The Clash It’s gardening catalog season again. They arrive in the mail, shiny and bright, filled with colorful photographs of gleaming fruits and vegetables. They promise award-winning harvests, plants that grow themselves, and lip-smacking … Continue reading

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Growing Urban Agriculture at Rooting DC

There are some events that follow the same pattern year after year, which although worth attending, are remain essentially the same. Then there are those that surprise and delight you with their growth, such as Rooting DC, the Washington area’s … Continue reading

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Swapping Seeds for Fun and Not Profit

I’ve had terrible luck raising plants from seed the last two years. Nonetheless, I’m quite stubborn and know that if I learn how to do it correctly, I can succeed. Which is why I persisted in going to the Washington … Continue reading

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A Garden of Lights

Light and winter are inevitably linked in many societies. From the return of the sun in the Solstice to the star leading the Wise Men in the Christian Nativity story, the image of a light shining in the darkest of … Continue reading

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