Thursday, March 28, 2013

2 New Self Watering Containers for the Roof

It's still a little too chilly to be working on the roof so to keep myself busy I converted 2 standard planters into self watering containers. The planters are from CB2, but I don't think they sell them anymore. They were given to me by sister a few years ago and I'm only just now getting them rooftop ready.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Reading Round Up: Green Label Edition

People Think Candy Bars With Green Nutrition Labels Are Healthier

Williamsburg Vacant Lot Will Be Transformed Into Utopia Of Yoga, Urban Farming, Bike Courses

Straw Bale Gardening Makes the New York Times

A Modular Garden That Floats Across The Sea

The Rollie Eggmaster Cooking System turns omelets into sausages, the comments are best part of the article.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Reading Round Up: Twinkies Return Edition

Free Vegetable Seed Giveaway

“Modern chicken has no flavor” — let’s make it in a lab

Twinkies due on shelves by summer as $410 million bid OK'd

Fungi May Be Able to Replace Plastics One Day

Can This Taco Save America?

Is Corned Beef Really Irish?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

2013 Rooftop Vegetable Seed Selections

Yay, back for a new growing season! Are you excited? I'm excited, I can't wait to open up the roof.

Without further ado:

Carrot - Short and Sweet, 68 days
Melon - Minnesota Midget OP, 65 days
Melon - Serenade F1, 78 days
Peas (Shelling) - Caselode, 57 days
Potatoes - Yukon Gold, 70-90 days
Sweet Corn - On Deck F1, 61 days
Sweet Pepper - Giant Aconcagua OP, 75 days [1st Generation Rooftop Seeds]
Sweet Pepper - Planet F1, 65 days
Tomato (Cherry) - Jasper F1, 60 days
Tomato (Early) - Beaver Lodge OP, 55 days
Tomato (Main) - Brandy Boy F1, 75 days
Tomato (Main) - Cosmonaut Volkov OP, 72 days
Tomato (Main) - Japanese Black Trifele OP, 74 days
Soybean - Butterbean OP, 90 days