Adventures in Hydroponics

Hydroponic lettuce

(for lettuce) (this article was originally posted on Medium last winter). I’ve been (trying) to grow lettuce in the winter, in the basement of my 112 year old home, for three winters now. Up until this year, I had very little overall success. This past year, I decided to try something different. In previous years, […]

Microgreens – a Primer


For several years now, I’ve been thinking about growing microgreens at home. I have been buying them for about a decade at the fruit and veg stores, dropping $5-$7 for a paltry 100-150g of them, at least once a week because I like them so much as my “green” choice on… everything. Burgers. Sandwiches. Pizza. […]

Chilean Guava – Ugni Molinae

One of the reasons I garden for food production is I can grow things you simply cannot find in any fruit and veg store locally. One of those things I’ve chosen to grow is a plant called, in latin, Ugni Molinae; it’s more commonly known as Chilean Guava. It’s much more popular in Britain than […]

Egyptian Walking Onions

“Say, what’s that type of onion there; I don’t recognize it.” “Well, let me tell you. Plant this onion in an area with good soil that drains well, and then basically ignore it. Come back in 2 to 4 seasons, and your entire area will be filled with them. “How’s that possible?” “Because this onion […]