Winter Urban Garden: All the lettuce!
January 28, 2016
Dateline: 2016-01-10 The holidays have come and gone, but the urban garden is not forgotten. While we were gone for Christmas and New Years, the plants have survived. Fortunately for the green things it’s continued to be a wet winter in San Francisco. Unfortunately for said plants, it’s also been quite cold. We’ve had a few days of frost warnings and several more that were cold, but not quite cold enough for the warnings.
Winter Urban Garden: I have no idea how to water
January 14, 2016
Dateline: 2015-12-17 The GreenStalk Garden System that I’m using provides many cool features, including a handy water reservoir. As you can see from the image it provides markings for how much water to add based on the number of tiers your using. The only problem is that it also has a sizable drain to flow down to the lower tiers. Filling it up to the “5” mark is almost impossible (or at least requires a HUGE amount of water) since it drains quickly. So I’m back to “winging it” for watering. Fortunately we’ve had a bit of rain in SF this winter so far, so the plants won’t die (yet).
Winter Urban Garden: First checkin
January 11, 2016
Dateline: 2015-12-07 It’s been about a week and a half since the winter garden was planted and things are looking fairly good. The plants were watered twice in the intervening time and also got a little extra from some much needed rain. There isn’t a ton to report since it’s been such a short amount of time, but nothing is dead (yet). Overall the GreenStalk makes for a tower of nature greenery in an otherwise concrete city. It is a surprisingly awesome sight to behold every time one looks out on the patio.
Review: PowerBar Harvest Whole Grain
July 2, 2010
A few weeks ago I was on a bit of a drive when I found myself stopped at gas station for fuel. I was a bit hungry so I thought a PowerBar would be a fairly healthy option, if not terribly tasty. After all, everyone knows about the PowerBar reputation, you know the rep I’m talking about… the completely unpalatable and inedible rep. What I found was these new PowerBar Harvest Whole Grain bars, and I was pleasantly surprised them.