Here come to kudzu bugs. They seem to have hitched a ride on a jet to Georgia from the orient, and they have a taste for kudzu, wisteria (no loss, either one) but–and this is worrying–they like soybeans and legumes. I currently have two kinds of lima beans, two kinds of green beans, black-eyed peas and peanuts I do not want them into. Eek! Hopefuly diatomaceous earth will help.
Megacopta cribraria, the kudzu [...]
Here is a system that may give you a way to grow some vegetables in your greenhouse or patio setting. I’ve used it for 3 years in my greenhouse. It works well for small plants like lettuce, beans, peas, strawberries, herbs, etc. It doesn’t work too well for tomatoes, cukes, corn, carrots, beets, etc. The nice thing is that the buckets are portable and can be moved to where conditions are best (e.g. get good sun or avoid early [...]
A relative of mine works in a nursing home / retirement home setting in New England.
This morning she had to walk a mile to work as she couldn’t drive. She walked around a lot of downed power lines.
There typically is a kitchen staff of 12 people to prepare and serve meals – so that can give you an idea of the number of seniors involved.
Today, there were only 2: her [...]
SAN ANTONIO – Smile, Texas schoolchildren. You’re on calorie camera.
That’s the idea behind a $2 million project being unveiled Wednesday in the lunchroom of a San Antonio elementary school, where high-tech cameras installed in the cafeteria will begin photographing what foods children pile onto their trays — and later capture what they don’t finish eating.
Digital imaging analysis of the snapshots will then calculate how many [...]
With Egypt dominating the news, were you aware that a severe price spike in produce for the United States is very likely?
The headline above from this article appeared as the headline in the Digital Journal on Friday
In a February 6th article on record global prices for food I had presented the Food Price Index that was prepared by the FAO of the United Nations (see chart here). The point of [...]