Monthly Archives: February 2014

Harvest Monday, February 2014 – Update of Plants Under Grow Lights + A Forced Break

Pulled up the matured lettuce and scallions I had under the grow lights and transplanted the new seedlings. These new plants I started from seeds indoor were growing surprising well under the grow lights. Well not all. Tried 2 different varieties of arugula and neither did … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, February 17, 2014 – Kitchen Garden: Mung Beans Sprouts

Mung Beans Left, dried; right, after soaking overnight We had snow and more snow and more to come tomorrow. The snow bank is getting higher and higher. It will be a long, long time before any outdoor planting can take place. To help … Continue reading

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Harvard University’s Glass Flowers Collection – Orchid, Iris, Lilies & More

Finally got around to going through my 4th group of Harvard University’s Glass flowers photos. It was challenging as there were so many beautiful specimens. Below are the ones I selected to publish. When viewing photos, keep in mind all the models are made … Continue reading

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Kale & Chickpeas Sprout Soup

Different stages of Chickpeas Sprouts Can be eaten at any stage ∞ ∞ ∞ Recently, Karen of Back Road Journal posted “Caldo Verde, A Portuguese Kale Soup”. I had all the ingredients (kale and broth in my freezer, onion and garlic in … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, February 3, 2014 – Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) Sprouts + A Paleo Diet Question

Left, dry chick peas; right, soaked chick peas (after 8 hours) This is the time of year when I turn my attention to my kitchen garden, namely, growing sprouts. Which brings me to a paleo diet question. From what I understand, … Continue reading

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