Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Reading Round Up: Exploding Churros Edition

Tomato Grafting: It's Easier Than You Think and Will Yield Results

Hooked on chicken nuggets: Girl, 17, who has eaten nothing else since age TWO rushed to hospital after collapsing

Pork, the surprise remedy for a nosebleed

The Art and Reward of Penguin Charming, featuring Frederick Cook, a former resident of Bushwick!

Making Poisonous Plants and Seeds Safe and Palatable: Canola Now, Cannabis Next?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Reading Round Up: Trashcan Tilapia Edition

Urban gardens: The future of food?

A new gardener’s guide to choosing vegetable varieties

5 Ways To Kick-Start Your Own Urban Vegetable Garden

Should Slaughter Be Banned in Urban Environments? Backyard Farming Troubles Neighbors

Restaurants Offer Local Farmers A Growing Market

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Reading Round Up: Goat Raspberries Edition

After Listeria Disaster, Cantaloupe Growers Seek Regulation

Second Life: What Happens to Old and Expired Supermarket Products

The Joy of Dumpster Diving

Growing divide on the gardening front

Most milk in India contaminated or diluted

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Reading Round Up: Orthorexia Edition

May the Force beef with you

Marks & Spencer breaks mould with packaging for 'longer-living' fruit

Bourbon of proof: Is Kentucky’s heritage spirit compromised by GMO corn?

Kakaako, Hawaii gets a rooftop farm on top of a car dealership.

Deadly mushrooms served as part of meal that kills 2, officials say

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Reading Round Up: Crazy Food Edition

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

PostCarden ‘Pop up’ Allotment

Eco Wiz converts your food waste to water

FDA draws criticism after U-turn on antibiotics in animal feed

City, suburban residents try hand at fish farming

Science's Best Hangover Cures

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Total Vegetable Harvest 2012

April 21: 4.1 ounces
July 12: 1 pound, 6.02 ounces
July 19: 4 pounds, 10 ounces
July 26: 5 pounds, 2.2 ounces
August 9: 6 pounds, 6 ounces
August 16: 3 pounds, 0.4 ounces
August 23: 4 pounds, 2.2 ounces
August 30: 3 pounds, 4.6 ounces
September 6: 1 pound, 7.4 ounces
September 13: 1 pound 7.7 ounces
September 20: 6.9 ounces
October: 1 pound, 4.9 ounces

Beet (Detroit Dark Red): 10.4 ounces

Carrots (Parmex): 4.1 ounces

Charentais Melon (Hakucho Hybrid): 8 pounds, 8.8 ounces

Cherry Tomato (Black): 3 pounds, 12.15 ounces

Eggplant (Pingtung Long): 1 pound, 0.53 ounces

Pepper (Flexum Hybrid): 3 pounds, 2.8 ounces

Pepper (Giant Aconcagua): 8 pounds, 5.43 ounces

Soybean (Envy): 2.5 ounces

Tomato (Mountain Magic): 3 pounds, .21 ounces

Tomato (Summertime Green): 3 pounds, 15.5 ounces

Total Vegetable Harvest 2012: 32 pounds, 14.42 ounces

Total Vegetable Harvest 2011: 53 pounds, 11 ounces
Total Vegetable Harvest 2010: 63 pounds, 11.5 ounces
Total Vegetable Harvest 2009: 57 pounds, 5.9 ounces

Total Money Spent 2012

Seeds, Soil & Smart Pots for Indoor Gardening: $33.25

Seeds & Seed Starting Pellets for Rooftop Gardening: $42.94

Rooftop Garden Prep: $90.21

3'x25' roll of window screen fabric for shade cloth: $14.68

3 large flower pots: $9.80

Total Money Spent 2012: $190.88

Total Money Spent 2011: $300.54
Total Money Spent 2010: $152.41
Total Money Spent 2009: $201.90