Monthly Archives: September 2010

Panspermia: “Life Everywhere”

The Battery Rooftop Gardener worried whether insects necessary for pollination and other lifeforms would find their way to the 35th floor.  Experts advised that insects would not travel more than 11 stories vertically without a green place to rest.  Such worries … Continue reading

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2010 Planting

Planting in April (see “Visionaire Veggies” page for varieties):  Tomatoes (1 psf), Squash, Potatoes (4 psf), Broccoli (1 psf), Bush Beans and Pole Beans, Celery (4 psf), Basil (4 psf), Peppers (1 psf), Peas, Leeks (16 psf), Lettuce, Scallions (16 … Continue reading

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September 21, 2010 — Breakfast

21 September 2010 — Breakfast  As Michael Polan reminds us, humans are nearly unique in the animal kingdom in having to ask themselves the question, “What shall I eat?”   I have taken the approach, at least at breakfast, in letting … Continue reading

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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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