Thursday, December 18, 2014

Grow Forth and Prosper: 2014 Vegetable Seed Giveaway

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If you would like some seeds just email me at thegardener at bucolicbushwick dotcom and I'll send you whatever seeds you've requested as long as I still have them in stock.

Cherry Tomato: Sunsugar F1, 62 Days
Fantastic tasting cherries, unfortunately the plant struggled in the rooftop environment so I can't recommend it to fellow rooftop gardeners. Ground level gardeners however should not have the same problems. If you like Sungold you'd like this variety as well.

Eggplant: Orient Express F1, 58 Days
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, great flavor, productive plants. Recommended

Melon: Lil Keeper F1
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, excellent flavor, very productive plants. Highly recommended.

Sweet Corn: Sugar Buns F1, 70 Days
No success for me on the roof, but that shouldn't stop you from trying them!

Sweet Pepper: Giant Aconcagua OP, 75 Days [3rd Generation Rooftop Seeds]
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, great flavor, very productive plants. Open pollinated so you can save seeds! Highly recommended. A Bucolic Bushwick favorite.

Sweet Pepper: Orange Blaze F1, 65-70 days
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, excellent flavor, productive plants. My favorite seed of 2014.

Tomato: Beaverlodge Slicer OP, 55 days [2nd Generation Rooftop Seeds]
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, excellent flavor, very productive, compact plants. Open pollinated so you can save seeds! A Bucolic Bushwick favorite and Top Rooftop Seed Recommendation

Tomato: Pink Berkeley Tie Dye OP, 75 Days
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, excellent flavor. Not very productive, but the flavor made up for it. Open pollinated so you can save seeds! Recommended.

Watermelon: Little Baby Flower F1, 70 Days
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, very productive plants. Recommended.


Visit bucolicbushwick.com to read more about rooftop vegetable gardening.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Closed for Winter

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Brrr...freezing weather has arrived so everything is tucked away until next year.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Slowly Winding Down

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The wind is starting to pick up on the roof so that means it's time to start wrapping up the garden for winter. I toyed with the idea (for about 2 seconds) of planting carrots or some other fall crop to extend the harvest, but I've come to the conclusion that fall vegetable gardening is just not for me, at least on this specific rooftop. It's just too exposed to the elements. As the weather gets colder it gets windier up here, which makes it an increasingly unpleasant place to spend time. Gardening for me is a pleasure, not a chore, and I'm not interested in doing anything that will make it chore, so once the wind picks up I know it's time to wind down the garden. This will be a slow process however since many plants still bear fruits. Some of the tomato plants and all of the pepper plants still have a few more vegetables to give.

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