Gardening Topics

Watering a dry olive planter

Flushing the Pot

I’ve had a bad habit of watering my plants every 2 to 3 days – when the top layer of dirt was just starting to dry out. I just never followed proper watering techniques – letting some plants dry out a bit more, flushing the soil, and the like.

Discarded orchids

Plants Eat Food – Trace elements

Trace elements, partially because of just how little the plants metabolize, are a little tricky to keep track of. Generally, if you’re using compost or manure or rotating your plants, these elements will never be in short supply. That being said, it’s nice to know what’s out there and what these nutrients do for the plant.

A cacti hiding among some succulents

Plants Eat Food, pt 1 – The Big 3

Part 1 of 4. Plants want to gobble up everything they can of 3 key macronutrients – Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Here’s what NPK does to plants!

The whole seed kit

Planting the Sun

I’ve got plenty of seeds, plenty of random plastic cups to start the seeds, and potentially some balcony space with regular sunlight. There’s only one way to find out if these things will ever actually grow in SoCal.


Looking over Lost Horse Mine Trail

Open Desert

I don’t know how long the weather and the traffic will be clear, so now’s the moment. Take a chance to enjoy the desert while everything’s blooming!

A closed down bench at South Coast Botanic Garden

I miss the park

It looks like we’re coming to the end of this whole debacle.
Maybe. Probably not quite yet.
I already miss going to the park.

Learning about Nature


A Circle of Noses

Take a deep breath in, and then a deep breath out.
Now do it one nostril at a time.
Otherwise known as Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, nose breathing is just about one of the easiest, most healthy calming and meditation techniques on hand. As long as you’re not congested.

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