I know Garden of Knox is a gardening blog, but this type of attitude can be applied to anything:
"For the longest time, I was so focused on being deaf in my left ear, that I almost forgot my other ear was perfectly fine."
Preparing for the new season by making seedling pots out of toilet paper rolls.
Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Green Spirit Farms LLC, a sustainable vertical farm, will establish operations in Lackawanna County and create at least 101 new jobs. Combined with the recent Sallie Mae and Maximus expansions that will create a projected 1,000 new Northeastern Pennsylvania jobs, Green Spirit Farms’ expansion is the third major regional jobs announcement in two weeks.
“By adding more than 100 family-sustaining jobs to Pennsylvania’s workforce, our partnership with Green Spirit Farms will grow Pennsylvania’s economy and ensure that our commonwealth remains the best place to live, work and raise a family,” Corbett said. “I welcome Green Spirit Farms’ to Pennsylvania agriculture, one of our commonwealth’s most important industries, and thank them for investing in Pennsylvania’s greatest asset, our people.”
Green Spirit Farms LLC (GSF) will establish a vertical farm system that will grow leafy vegetables, peppers and tomatoes in Benton Township, Lackawanna County. The company is projected to invest more than $27 million to acquire an existing 300,000-square-foot building and is expected to create at least 101 jobs.
This makes me ALMOST like Governor Corbett…if only he wasn’t an asshole.
There are always a lot of Christmas Trees on the side of the road this time of year. Instead you should follow these tips and recycle your Christmas tree and make a big impact.
The beans also have very pretty flowers
I tried to employ (somewhat) the KISS method in the garden this year, growing standard fare (carrots, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce…), but I violated my goal.
I bought a 20 gallon “smart pot” from groworganic.com in mid July. I had already started some butternut squash seedlings indoors a couple weeks earlier. July is way too late to start squash seedlings. It is now mid September, and the plant is only just starting to seriously flower (see picture on left). But that’s okay, because the beauty of gardening is experimenting.
However, I do expect to get some beans, so the smart pot wasn’t entirely a failure. I bought royal purple beans and they’ve flourished. I’ve never grown them before, but I’ve already done several successive planting since July and started to get some bean production.
The other day, my friend got seeds stuck in her hair. I told her that she should leave the seeds in her hair, bury it in the soil, and lie very still for a month or two until she becomes a grown plant (YOLO?). Then I could do scientific researcher on her.
She said that I’m a little too obsessed with plants.