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FLies around seedling station - help!
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I have flies (not fungus gnats, but house flies) buzzing around my seed starting station. Never had that before. Anyone ever encounter this? The station is in my basement. This year, I added some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Nuttle Sep 7, 2013.


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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
I'm a novice urban gardener, home cook/baker, and preserver.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Plum bread pudding
Currently reading:
Food Matters by Mark Bittman
Currently listening to:
various NPR podcasts
My latest DIY project:
starting a community garden
Web site I recommend:

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Starting rosemary seeds and cheap grow-light set-up

Cross-post from my blog, domestic efforts:


This is my first year growing seeds indoors. I was tempted to begin this new venture with an elaborate set-up but decided to starts slowly and cheaply. That way, if my plants fail, I won't be quite so upset.

I purchased a shop light and 2 fluorescent light tubes (1 warm and 1 cool). I also bought adjustable shelving, leaving the top of the unit shelf-less so the shop…


Posted on January 29, 2011 at 6:19pm — 3 Comments

Vegetable stock that's deep and rich

Cross-post from my blog, domestic efforts:

Since my last post about veggie stock, I've perfected my technique quite a bit. Although I never make it quite the same way twice, I do follow a few consistent…


Posted on January 20, 2011 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Crosspost from my blog, domestic efforts:

I've never made gnocchi, but when I saw a link to a Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter recipe on What Julia…


Posted on December 13, 2010 at 11:36am — 2 Comments

Creamy leek and potato soup

From my blog, domestic efforts:

This year, I decided to take full advantage of the rich urban agriculture of Philadelphia and signed up for the winter CSA run by Greensgrow Farm. Not so long ago, I began focusing increasingly on local, seasonal food, and CSAs are a great tool that force you to think about how and what you cook. Traditionally, I would start with a recipe and then run to the… Continue

Posted on December 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 4:57pm on August 18, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Jenni - welcome!
Your blog is simply awesome and I encourage you to cross post something to the member blog. It's what folks do here to get to know each other. Let me know if you have any questions!

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