Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Reading Round Up: Cricket Edition

Burrowing bacteria may end need to fertilise plants

Shanghai Company Claims It Delivered Cakes With Drones

You Can Hold This Ice Cream of the Future in Your Bare Hands

A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA

This energy bar gets its kick from ... crickets

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ominous Signs

Well, the good times had to end at some point. Last week's heatwave did no favors for the garden. Very high daytime and nighttime temperatures meant practically no pollinating or fruiting for the week, so reduced yield down the line. Prolonged hot weather also leaves plants weakened, making them more vulnerable to disease, which is unfortunately the case for one section of the rooftop garden.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Catching Up

Ok I'm back. Vacation was awesome and I'm sad it's over, but I'm very happy to return to gardening. I fully expected pests and/or disease to run wild while I was gone, but to my immense surprise nothing of the sort happened. The garden is still doing great! 2 plants look a little yellow, but just 2 out of 20+ is great news. All of the plants have grown immensely and almost all of them have fruited.