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.
Since June, I have watched you grow. You fattened and fattened. I kept thinking that in just one week, you’d be turning red, yet week after week you remained green, and kept growing fatter. Now you’re huge, the biggest tomato I’ve grown (you look much smaller in this picture). It’s August 24th, I’ve waited long enough, and now I see the orange creeping over your body, soon to turn into delicious red.
Please, turn red and let me eat you. You and your tomatoey friends should have come a month ago, you’re late, but I’ll let it slide, just please start arriving on my table before the frost comes rolling through. It’s my last year to grow you, my soon-to-be delicious friend. You’re so close to my plate, so close, yet any disaster could befall you. I can imagine the chipmunks, deer, and birds eying you just as I am doing now. Each minute I debate whether to pick you now, let you ripen on my window sill and not take the risk of a critter taking a bite, or to let you ripen on the vine and reach your full potential.
With best regards, your hungry friend,