Saturday, September 27, 2008


These are the pepper plants that we've been raising on our balcony for the last several months. Since they've still got peppers on them this late in the growing season, we've moved them inside to the study. Currently, we have at least 10 unripe peppers, and several flowers which, hopefully, have been pollinated.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Getting Started in Hydroponics

This post on the Make: Blog started me thinking about making a basic hydroponics system at home. I found a large amount of information on hydroponics available online, but the most wonderful and authoritative work comes, as always, from Mother Earth News. Here's a great Hydroponics Mini-Manual. I'll be posting soon about progress on the system itself.

Oh, and you're probably wondering what we want to grow in there. It's looking like lettuce is going to be our first test crop.