Thursday, April 26, 2012
Indoor Vegetable Gardening Harvest: Carrots
I wanted to wait another week to harvest these, but I needed the windowsill space to start my melon seeds, so out they came.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Reading Round Up: Twinkies Edition
The Legumes of War: How Peanuts Fed the Confederacy
Japanese Goggles Make Food Look Bigger, Help You Lose Weight
Strike threat at Hostess could kill off Twinkies
Dutch Insect Cookbook Will Have You Eat Bugs
Studies Question the Pairing of Food Deserts and Obesity
Brain freeze found: scientists uncover the cause of ice-cream induced pain
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Preparing for the Unexpected
I'm not sure what this year's summer will bring in terms of high temperatures, but I'm preparing for the worst. I can't build any large, elaborate structures to help keep the plants cool, the wind will knock down anything too big, plus I live in a rental so whatever I make must be removable, so instead I focused on smaller fixes.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Reading Round Up: SushiBot Edition
Hey , NYC: Get growing! Bucolic Bushwick is in the NY Post!
SushiBot Rolls Out 3,600 Pieces per Hour
Michigan State Proposes 100-acre, $100-million Urban-farming Research Center In Detroit
Master Gardeners: The dirt on soil problems
“Aztec” cuisine breeds gourmet taste for rare bugs
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Growing Flowers to Attract Beneficial Insects
When I first started vegetable gardening I used all my pots to grow vegetables. I have zero interest in ornamental gardening so I saw no point in growing flowers. Over time I've learned that flowers do have a place in an edible garden.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Reading Round Up: Peeps Show Edition
Peeps Show VI: Power to the Peeps
Use of Common Pesticide, Imidacloprid, Linked to Bee Colony Collapse
PowerPot uses cooking heat to power campers' devices
Ice cream prices to soar during summer as world faces vanilla pod shortage
How Coral Bleaching Could Lead to Famine
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Almost Two Weeks Later...
It's been 12 days since 2012 rooftop vegetable seeds were started. Most of the seeds have sprouted and grown seed leaves (cotyledons).
As soon as the more than half the seeds sprouted I removed the dome to improve air circulation. Last year I had a problem with damping off due to poor air circulation so I'm very eager to avoid this problem this year.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Reading Round Up: Placenta Edition
NYC’s first urban farming shop opens April 4th
I Regret Eating My Placenta
Enlist Beneficial Insects for Natural Pest Control
Solar Cooker is a solution for emergency
42 Flowers You Can Eat
Avalanche research aids search for tastier ice cream