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  • Michael Krakovskiy 2:51 am on September 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Araceae, , Botany, Delicious, Delicious Monster, , , Monstera, Monstera deliciosa,   

    Delicious Monster 

    Bought Monstera deliciosa at Whole Foods for something like $10. This is the fruit from which Delicious Monster got its name.

    It looks like a dinosaur penis (if they in fact had them) and is not the easiest thing to clean. Tastes like a mix of banana and pineapple.

  • Michael Krakovskiy 9:19 pm on July 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: BBCH-scale, , Botany, Germination, micro-processor, organic-based nutrient-rich water solution, Plant reproduction, Plant sexuality, Seeds   

    AeroGarden Pro100 with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit 

    This is the indoor garden that provides you with all the necessary light, moisture, air, and nutrients for you to grow your own gourmet herbs right at your kitchen counter–all without soil, sunlight, weeds, pesticides, or prior gardening experience. The garden holds seven pods that contain a single seed embedded in a sponge; placing the matching transparent plastic dome onto each pod allows the seed to achieve necessary temperature for germination. An organic-based nutrient-rich water solution stored in the garden’s reservoir is pumped through a network of channels in the garden’s grow surface and delivered directly to each of the seed pods by a drip irrigation system, ensuring proper moisture. Two 26-watt full-spectrum fluorescent bulbs p rovide up to 24 hours of optimal light. A micro-processor automatically adjusts nutrient and light delivery to pods as they grow, providing the necessary treatment for plants at germination, initial growth, and mature growth stages. Includes nutrient tabs and seven herb seed pods, including dill, chives, cilantro, oregano, mint, and two varieties of basil. The garden can be used again with other seed pod sets. 22″ H x 16″ W x 10 1/2″ D fully-extended. (12 lbs.)

  • Michael Krakovskiy 5:11 am on June 29, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Botany, Coconut, , Houseplant, , ,   

    You Put The Beer in the Coconut 

    I pick my houseplants following a simple rule: they either have to be very exotic or they have to be edible. Preferably both, like my pineapple plant.

    A couple of months ago I purchased a coconut plant, complete with the coconut it grew out of, all for something like $10 (at IKEA of all places). And this morning I found a bonus – overnight a few mushrooms spontaneously sprouted in the same pot.

    Do you think these are poisonous?

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