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NYC Greenhouse challenges

Here we are a couple months into the Summer, and I figure I'd give you all an update on my greenhouse.

NYC greenhouse booty:

- 10 skinny salad heads

- 1 huge bunch of rapini

- 3 sweet pea pods (I'll explain later)

- 3 large mortgage lifter tomatoes (2lbs)

- 3 jalapeño (2oz)

- 2 red corno di toro…


Added by Little NYC on August 4, 2012 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

NYC Greenhouse

Some people have a hard time wrapping their head around what a NYC backyard might look like. So I figured I'd cover mine.  


The most common backyard is made of concrete for three main reasons: (1) many have driveways leading to a backyard garage, (2) to have a place to put one's picnic table and barbecue, (3) to minimize lawn care.  I would have loved…


Added by Little NYC on May 28, 2012 at 10:52am — 3 Comments

NYC Water quality

I just contacted New York City's DEP to inquire about water quality. I'm told that chlorine gas is used for disinfection in NYC drinking water as opposed to chloramines, and that water treatment is the same in all 5 boroughs.

I plan to use a chlorine/chloramine remover to treat my water when I don't have time to gas it. However, DO make sure that you use one that's approved for human consumption of fish, such as Cloram-X. I bought an API product at Petland Discount, which is intended… Continue

Added by Little NYC on May 22, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

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