Thursday, June 27, 2013

More Tomatoes and Some Peppers on the Way

The garden is, unbelievably, still doing great. I'm actually in a mild state of shock over how well everything is going. I cannot remember the last time something has not gone wrong by this time of year. I'm certainly not complaining though, I'm just pleasantly surprised.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Reading Round Up: Perfect Fruits Edition

Uh oh! Fungus threatens the gin and tonic

Start the countdown! Twinkies return to shelves July 15

Soylent raises $800,000 for food replacement product

Japanese Shop Sells Perfect Fruits as Luxury Items

Some NYC Housing Projects Will Now Double As Urban Farms

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Slowly But Surely

The garden is still doing great. There's no bad news to report so I've just been focusing on keeping the plants watered and fed and trimming the suckers off the tomato plants.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Reading Round Up: Maine Edition

Maine Is Second State to Pass GMO Labeling Law

In Singapore, When You Can't Grow Out, You Grow Up

Could Agriculture Bloom in the Desert? Qatar Works to Invent an Innovative Oasis

Raise Your Own Edible Bugs With This Decorative Kitchen Pod

The future home: self-sufficient in meat, fish, vegetables and fruit

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Looking Good

The garden is doing pretty well so far. No signs of disease, nutrient deficiencies or signs of insect pests. Which is surprising since this is the time of the year I usually expect some aphids to show up, not that I'm complaining! The melon and pepper plants are far behind last year's progress around this same time, but they're steadily growing larger so I'm not concerned.