Gardening in the News!

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Re: Gardening in the News!

Postby panamint_patty » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:45 pm

Robot Farm to Harvest 30,000 Heads of Lettuce Daily :sun:
It's like the idea of "factory farms' on steroids only involving plants.
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Re: Gardening in the News!

Postby wildrose » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:42 am

panamint_patty: Factory farms don't sound too appealing, but if it's an efficient way of growing produce, then it might not be a bad way to go. Saving space and water are both good things. I wonder if there's any kind of waste product that has to be disposed of periodically. How many cycles will the growth medium last before it needs to be replaced? Can these factory farms be solar powered?
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Re: Gardening in the News!

Postby twister » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:40 pm

Tulips blossom beautifully at Stanislaus County farm
Some great flowers being produced in Stanislaus. Not so easy to do the same here.
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Re: Gardening in the News!

Postby tronagirl » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:51 am

twister: Although tulips are in the title for that video, I saw more daffodils. It was interesting how they ship the tulip bulbs from the Netherlands and store them in Michigan for the winter cold before having them shipped the rest of the way to California.
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Re: Gardening in the News!

Postby panamint_patty » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:41 pm

Martian garden: Growing tomatoes, peas & other plants on extraterrestrial-like soil
If you are considering moving to an angry red planet, then it might still be possible to grow a garden.
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Re: Gardening in the News!

Postby twister » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:52 am

Spring is officially here. Yesterday was actually the first day of spring and it was a beautiful day. It got a little windy during the afternoon, but it was still a very pleasant day.
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Re: Gardening in the News!

Postby ruskyed » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:34 pm

Весна, ты где? Доброе утро.
Spring, where are you? Good morning.
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Re: Gardening in the News!

Postby wildrose » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:31 am

ruskyed: They may have to wait a little longer for spring to begin in Russia, but it lasts awhile longer too. I'm sure some of the flowers they have there are quite interesting and spectacular in their own way.
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Re: Gardening in the News!

Postby panamint_patty » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:49 am

Giant botanical garden wows with 11,000 types of plants
Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania includes 1,077 acres of plant specimens and attracts over one million visitors each year.
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Re: Gardening in the News!

Postby panamint_patty » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:34 am

Martian Vegetables Tested By Science, But Edible?
More info on how the atmosphere on Mars might affect the way vegetables grow. Specifically, they grew radishes, peas, rye and tomatoes.
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