Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reading Round Up: DIY Heat Mat Edition

I still have some seeds left, check out the list here.

No posts next week, so I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Help Fund the Bushwick Campus Greenhouse

2011: Sustainable food trends

Oranges for All! The Project That Brings Produce to People in Need

How Coca-Cola helped shape the modern-day Santa

The bugs that ate Monsanto

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Reading Round Up: 2 Year Sandwich Edition

I still have some seeds to giveaway. Check out the list here.

Picky Eaters More Prone to Allergies

Square Foot Gardening and Permaculture Join Forces (Video)

How the potato changed the world

'The Urban Food Revolution' Goes High Rise

Urban-Rural Solidarity: Farmers March on Wall Street

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Grow Forth and Prosper: 2011 Vegetable Seed Giveaway

If you would like some seeds just email me at thegardener at bucolicbushwick dot com.

Cherry Tomato: Sun Gold F1, 57 days
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, disease resistant, great tasting fruits. Highly recommended.

Cucumber: Lemon, 68 days
Container friendly. Rooftop friendly? Questionable, but the fruits are never bitter! My plant was a stressed, diseased wreck that occasionally ran out of water and it still never produced a bitter cucumber. Highly recommended.

Eggplant: Fairy Tale F1, 65 days
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, non bitter eggplants. Recommended.

Melon: Tasty Bites F1, 80 days
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, awesome flavor. My favorite seed of 2011, highly recommended.

Sweet Pepper: King Crimson, 63 days green, 75 days red
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, sweet & crunchy fruit. Recommended.

Tomato: Lemon Perfection, 70 days
Container friendly, rooftop friendly, very productive plants, unfortunately their flavor was unremarkable.

Tomato: Valencia, 76 days
Did not do well on the rooftop. Very tasty tomatoes though so I would recommend it for ground level or sheltered gardens.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reading Round Up: Yeti Crab Edition

A brownie edge worth a million

Fast Food's Dirty Little Secret: It's the Middle Class Buying Burgers

How Rooftop Farms, Upstate Farms and Community Gardens All Help to Feed New York (Video)

An upside-down tomato cage + strings of holiday lights = a fun (and easy-to-make) alternative Christmas tree.

Horse: Coming soon to a meat case near you?