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May 2015 Blog Posts (11)

Greens, Greens, Greens on the Grill? Our 10th CSA Season begins!

My title should be no surprise to anyone who eats seasonally. It seems with the exception of strawberries, radishes, and garlic that Spring means green foods.

While I have been feeding my family from the farm…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 31, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Time Out for Weeding

I once planted pokeweed. Deliberately. What was I thinking?

I'd idealistically transplanted a bunch of milkweed from a frontage road to a new butterfly garden when I came across what looked like a different type of milkweed. I didn't notice that it wasn't actually milkweed right away, and then I had a heck of a time in subsequent years keeping the…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 25, 2015 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Vanessa, a gem of Learn It Grow It Eat It

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with…


Added by HOMEGROWN.org on May 22, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

First Garden Harvest--Chive Blossoms

It's funny how the internet can affect your behavior (and not the grand time suck that my FB page sometimes is--I start sharing new recipes and lose hours). No, I'm talking about how I can be exposed to a new idea at the perfect teachable moment.…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 17, 2015 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Homemade Insecticides 101

Unwanted insects are just part of nature, as gardeners we have to deal with them on a regular basis. While many people resort to harsh chemicals to control their pest population, some of us know that there’s a better way - making organic insecticides from everyday items in our home. When preventative measures aren’t enough to keep your garden pest free, turn to a…


Added by AliLawrence on May 14, 2015 at 9:50am — No Comments

Should You Hire an Interior Decorator to Prepare Your House as a Filming Location?

There are other filming locations whose owner hires a decorator to prepare the house for marketing. Is this really necessary? Well there are some who go through all these trouble just to make their houses fit for filming use. However, there are some who don’t and are just settled with the simplicity their place shows or at least their own decorating talents.

Now, you may be more torn between these two possibilities: whether to go for a decorator or not. If you are marketing your… Continue

Added by Paul Flowers on May 13, 2015 at 11:40pm — No Comments

The secret of Homemade Brewing

Although we live in time of great production and industrialization where every single product that we could possibly need we can find at a very affordable price, there are still some things that are best done by yourself. Beer also undergoes this general rule. Today, you can find almost any beer virtually anywhere and at a very affordable price still; there is no man alive who hasn’t at least once dreamt about trying to brew his own beer.…


Added by Sophie Andersen on May 13, 2015 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

Planning for Solar Panels, part one

Planning for the solar panels/greenhouse has begun….I came home last week to find two men sitting in my back yard, contemplating the blue wall. One had a notebook, the other a tape measure. They were discussing building code.


We began thinking about solar panels last winter, when we went to a presentation, not because we were interested, but because we wanted…


Added by Charlyn on May 10, 2015 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

Goodbye 2014 Strategic Winter Squash Reserve

What's Happening Around the House and Yard

The 2014 SWSR…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 9, 2015 at 6:41pm — 2 Comments

Young & Green: Ife on the Superpowers of Bok Choy & Being a Good Salesperson

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and veggies. Pretty cool,…


Added by HOMEGROWN.org on May 8, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Gotta check the Reisling for clairity tonight/! LOL!!

Busy two days. Started building a new container garden this week using 5 gallon buckets and self watering using a float/resivoir. Will use this for the 8 Brandywine Black organic tomato plants that were given to me this weekend. While doing that, got the smoker cleaned up ready for a brisket this weekend, updated my substitute cream soup/sauce mixes, a chicken-less chicken flavor bouillion/powder, made some bread machine mixes for a friend. Hate buying commercial items when I can make them…


Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on May 5, 2015 at 12:45pm — 2 Comments

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