Tuesday, March 30, 2010

We're Branding- The Old Fashioned Way

We are very excited about our new brand- in the oldest sense of the word. Did you know that the word "brand" comes from the Norse term brandr, which means "to burn"? Our Scout Regalia wood brand allows us to discreetly make our mark on the underside of our SR Outdoor Table Set and the SR Patio Garden Kit (Assembled). It's a really fun process to do and watch, and we're currently resisting the urge to brand everything in sight, including toast.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Summer Garden Seed Starting

Have you started planting your seeds for your summer garden yet? Here in Los Angeles, it seems like the growing season is all year round, which for the most part, is true. However, summertime does yield some of our most abundant vegetables, the heartiest of which we grow from seed. A great resource for finding out when and what you should plant in your growing zone is the good 'ole Farmer's Almanac.

We went all out this year with a goal of starting our entire garden from seed. We've started with zucchini, pole beans, poblano/ anaheim/ jalapeno peppers, green peppers, eggplants, shiso, and a half a dozen variety of heirloom tomatoes.

And for fun, you can document your growing seeds with Hipstamatic, a new photo application for the iPhone that will make it look like you've traveled back in time to do your gardening.