Monthly Archives: November 2011

Jardin des Plantes, Paris

Traditions are important in France and change is slow in coming. I was made sad this year to find out that the very hotel that I was recommending when I surprised myself by saying the words, “whenever I’m in Paris”, has … Continue reading

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Lettuce under LED lights, week two

The lettuces continue to put on mass.  The red colors in Yogoslavian Red (heading lettuce) are showing up nicely but it’s also the slowest growing.  And I cannot see a visible difference between Australian Yellow and Simpson Elite (with toothpicks).  … Continue reading

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Lettuce under LED lights – one week

The lettuces are definately adding mass, one week after the LED array was set up.  They didn’t get their first feed until yesterday:  Miracle Grow at the package strength.  (Sorry OGL folks, I promise, the next batch will be in … Continue reading

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Lettuce under LED lights – the experiment begins

I started lettuces on 10/23 and they were just showing green, under my usual florescent bulb starting mechanisms, when the power went out for five days.  I was worried that the sprouts would be too leggy and get my trials with an … Continue reading

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Seriously!

On hearing about my last week, a few people have said they couldn’t imagine being five days without power.  For me, this was just one day more than our power outage in the ice storm of 2008, but yeah, before … Continue reading

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