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Category Archives: Gardening and Farming
It may be a little early but my tomatoes were getting too big for their little pots so it was time to give them a little more space: This year I tried to make sure I got most of the … Continue reading
What a great event we had today! Twenty-six people – some member-owners and some not-yet member-owners – visited the home of Co-op Board President Alison Fritz (and yours truly) for an instructional session on how to make your own mushroom … Continue reading
Hello, little arugula! It’s been almost two weeks since I planted my seeds and everything is starting to sprout. The arugula is coming along the fastest which is pretty amazing considering it’s outside. Last year I started all my seeds … Continue reading
This weekend is seed planting time! Here’s what I’m going to start with:
Back when I was growing up in cold, cold New England, March didn’t mean much more than snow or possibly slush, if we were lucky and it warmed up to above freezing. The old saying that March comes in like … Continue reading
It’s time for some realtalk about houseplants. I have a strange relationship with them: I’ve always had at least one (usually more) for the past, oh, ten years, but it hasn’t always been by choice. You know, your parents come … Continue reading
Apparently some groundhog saw his shadow today. I don’t have too much faith in this Punxsutawney Phil creature but if winter continues like this it really wouldn’t be that bad, would it? My little ivy is certainly enjoying itself. Look … Continue reading
Today I thought I’d go in a bit of a different direction: history! I’ve been looking through a book about the history of botany and I thought I’d share a bit. This book is called Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution: … Continue reading
URBAN ROOTS Screening and Discussion Tuesday, Feb 7th, 7:30 p.m. Bossone Research Center (3140 Market St) Urban Farming is the topic of the timely documentary film by Tree Media, Urban Roots, which explores the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit, Michigan. … Continue reading
This is what I’m thinking about today, in no particular order: 1. Crocuses!