Monthly Archives: September 2010

July 8, 2010 — Breakfast

7/8/10 — Breakfast Snacked on blueberries during yoga, but decided for separate courses of blackberry and raspberry, to really taste them.   Picked the blackberries already completely black, both larger and smaller.   The variation in flavor between individual berries – all … Continue reading

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July 7, 2010 — Dinner

July 7, 2010 — Dinner First peas.  I tasted a few fresh off the vine.  The small ones were sweet and tender, the larger ones a bit less so.  Still uncertain whether these were the sorts of peas that one … Continue reading

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July 7, 2010 — Breakfast

7/7/10 Breakfast Following days of unrelenting heat and sun, the temperature peaked yesterday at 103.  Although the plants did not look stressed, I noticed last night that the most ripe blueberries on the bush were not as plump as they … Continue reading

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July 6, 2010 — Dinner

7/6/10  Dinner First harvest of green beans tonight.   These are bush beans, small and scraggly plants.  I had not noticed the beans, which clustered on the lower part of the plant, and needed to be prompted by Annie and Melissa … Continue reading

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June 29, 2010 — Breakfast

6/29/10 Breakfast. Bumber crop of parsley.  Sauted parsley in a tiny bit of canola oil, and then added fresh picked spinach.  Spinach is starting to shoot, but many leaves remain around the edges of the plant.  Paler than the young … Continue reading

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Seen from the Battery Roof-top Garden

Battery Roof-top Garden is definitiely a garden room with a view.  The gardener looks down on the Statue of Liberty (physically, that is, but with the utmost awe and respect):         Ships of all sorts pass beneath the garden:   … Continue reading

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Battery Berries

The Battery Rooftop Garden includes three varieties of berries (two mid- and one late-season bearing), one variety of blackberry, and two varieties of raspberry.  The spread-sheet below shows information about the varieties selected.  Future posts will include photographs and tasting … Continue reading

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Construction Progress Photos

Construction of the green roof commenced in early March and was largely complete by late-May.  See “The Team” page for names of the designers and contractors involved.  Here, in chronological order, are some photographs of construction progress: Below are the open-bottom … Continue reading

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“Before” Pictures: The “Extensive” Green Roof Before Reconstruction

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Extensive vs. Intensive

An “extensive” green roof is one with relatively thin soils, most typically 3-4″, and thus planted with a limited mixture of plant materials, mostly those that are extremely drought tolerant, such as sedums.  An “intensive” green roof is one with … Continue reading

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