Seed Starting Season

The Impending Arrival of Seed Starting Season

Seed starting season is just around the corner. It happens every year and every year I yell to no one and everyone that I’m not ready and could I please just have another day or a week, but it comes anyways. Then again, am I ever ready for anything garden-related? From seed starting season to

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Book: A Tale of 12 Kitchens by Jake Tilson

I bought “A Tale of 12 Kitchens” by artist and designer Jake Tilson just over a year ago and have been trying to find a reason to write about it on the site ever since. The book isn’t particularly about gardening or cooking from garden fresh food, although it does have brief sections describing the

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Handmade Gifts for Gardeners

I didn’t intend to write another post about Holiday gifts this season but I realized that when I wrote the first post I left out the handmade items I found in my search. There’s some really great stuff there and it just seems like a waste not to mention them so here I go: Please

Gifts for Gardeners (To Make): Music to Garden To

Remember mixed tapes? The format is all but dead but I’m still keeping a tape player on hand and have hoarded a box full that were given as friendship letters from loved ones over a decade ago when it was still our favourite way to say we cared. CD and DVD are the obvious tangible

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Holiday Gifts for Gardeners 2008

Please note that items are listed in U.S prices. 1. Botanicalls DIY Plant Twitter Kit – $99.00 How many of us really need this? I don’t really need this. I know when to water my plants. All I have to do is, you know, check them… With my eyes and hands. But the geek in

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Ella’s Botanicals – Healing Skin Salve

This little pot of Healing Skin Salve by Ella’s Botanicals is currently saving my life. When I last wrote I was suffering from a bandage-related allergy but the actual tattoo wasn’t too bad — a little itching here and there but nothing unbearable. Well, shortly thereafter things took a turn with the allergy calming considerably

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Gardening Mama

I just heard through my partner Davin that Taito, makers of the game “Cooking Mama” are about to release a similar version of the game called “Gardening Mama“! I rarely talk about products or get all covetous on this site however… Must. Have. Game. I’ll admit that while I have no idea what this game

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Miniature Ring Diorama

Back when I wrote about the Gather, Circle Moss ring I mentioned thoughts about adding a little figurine, turning the ring into a miniature diorama on my finger. Well, what do you know, a package arrived in the mail yesterday from Amy, the ring’s creator, containing a tiny figurine of a man holding a hose

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Gather, Circle Moss Ring

My pal Julie Jackson emailed me about the living jewelry created by Adorn Jewelry rightly thinking that they were perfect for gardeners. I ordered one almost immediately. The rings come with fake moss embedded inside but you can put real moss in there if you prefer. The price has gone up a few bucks since

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Weck: Fancy Pants Canning Jars

Since the harvest season has got underway I’ve been doing quite a bit of canning. Canning in a small, claustrophobic apartment kitchen can get a little gnarly at times but I actually enjoy the process quite a bit. I feel like I’m getting one over The Man with every jar that seals. I always appreciate

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Troy-Bilt Pony Garden Tiller

When Troy-Bilt, makers of large lawn and garden power machines, contacted me about reviewing a product I was a little hesitant. Actually I was a lot hesitant. I said no at first and then mulled it over for about a month before deciding to give it a try. First, let me explain. My first few

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Eco-Me Cat Starter Kit

Eco-Me specializes in D.I.Y natural cleaning, bath and home products and kits. The idea is a bit unusual: rather than simply selling natural products, they provide the recipes, reusable containers and tools, and essential oils so that you can make your own. Many of us, most especially those that are new to green living are

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