Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Reading Round Up: Old Burger Edition

Cupcakes: No longer the darling of retail?

How Much Food Five Bucks Will Buy You Around the World

14-Year-Old McDonald’s Burger Looks Good Enough to Eat

How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

Would You Eat AquAdvantage Salmon If Approved?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Melon Seeds Sowed

Melon seeds were sowed last weekend, already a few look like they're about to sprout. It's important to note that the melon seeds were started in cups, not in jiffy pellets like the prior seeds. I've learned melon seedlings do not like to be moved, so keeping transfers down to a minimum is best.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Reading Round Up: Blandito Edition

Blandito – a burrito in furniture form

Scientists Transform Cellulose Into Starch: Potential Food Source Derived from Non-Food Plants

Freeway Foraging

Nomad Gardens: A Modular Moveable Feast for Vacant Lots

Black Sabbath helps plants to grow but Sir Cliff Richard 'kills them'

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Seedlings Are Up

All tomato and peppers seeds were sown at the beginning of April, melon seeds will be started mid April and corn seeds will be direct sown once the soil temp reaches 55-60 degrees.

The seeds of the ultra early tomato variety I bought this year, Beaver Lodge, were sown in cups and placed outside in the mini greenhouse as soon as they sprouted. I bring them in overnight if the temp dips to 40 or below, otherwise they stay outside. The plan is to get them acclimated to the roof as soon as possible so that they can be planted a couple weeks ahead of everything else.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013