Out in the garden!

I ended up being able to use a raised bed after all (maybe two, actually, since one I cleared just to make it look a bit neater has not been used). I got a very late start this year, latest ever, so I went through my seed stashes and chose a crapload of oldish seeds […]

“Dervaes is a grade-A kook”: Or more on urban homesteading

Some of the back garden

Facebook decided to remove the above remark from a comment I made about Jules Dervaes on someone else’s post some time back. Facebook said it violated their community standards–apparently, Dervaes or one of his minions complained about his holy name being taken in vain. It doesn’t violate the standards […]

Adding Venus Plants to the Garden

Venus rules roses as well as fruits, especially the really succulent ones, and I have bought a bunch of those plants to give some Venus juiciness to the hedgestead. I have so much Saturn action going on here with the mandrakes, belladonnas, tobacco, and so forth that I thought maybe a little balance was called […]