Thursday, July 24, 2014

Unwanted Garden Visitor

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Daily monitoring has caught a pest in the garden, but otherwise the rooftop crops are doing well. Right now I'm watering every 3rd day, which is much nicer than watering every single day. Compact plants growing in containers with large water reservoirs is definitely the way to go for a relatively low maintenance rooftop vegetable garden. Depending on the temperature I can sometimes get away with watering every 4th day, but I prefer to err on the side of caution and stick to watering every 3rd day.

My only problem happens during the week, when I sometimes forget if I watered on the previous Sunday or the previous Saturday, which means the plants sometimes get watered every 4th day instead of every 3rd. 4th day watering is only a problem when there's been a string of consecutive hot days (high 80's or 90's). I can tell I've made this mistake when I come back from work and find wilted eggplant leaves. The large leaves of the eggplant make it very easy to notice if they're wilting. I've done this only a couple of times though so there's been no lasting side effects to the garden.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reading Round Up: Gummy Bear Bratwurst Edition

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From Bushwick to the South Bronx, 15 Urban Farms in NYC

The New Face of Hunger

How to make a cake in 60 seconds

Yes, Cheetos, Funnel Cake, and Domino's Are Approved School Lunch Items

Minnesota Meat Shop Makes Gummy-Bear Bratwursts

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Trickling In

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The summer crops are beginning to trickle in. First it was the eggplant, now it's the cherry tomatoes. What will be next? Personally, I'm hoping for a watermelon.

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