Recently a massive Snow storm hit the East Coast, In my neck of the woods we had over 36 inches of the white fluffy stuff. Lets just say that is a lot of snow to dig out of. One of the big lesson learned was to seek and listen...Read More: Farm IT – Snowy days – Time to Think Spring!
“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.” ...Read More: Cultivating Thumbs of All Colors
“Though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson – Self Reliance Although Emerson’s Self Reliance emphasizes individual self-reliance, there is a...Read More: Cultivating Crops and Community at MiniRoots
After coming across an article from the Tulsa World the other day, we at MiniRoots would like to hear from all of you about your thoughts on Plastic Mulch. A brief summary of what plastic mulch attempts to accomplish and the benefits it claims to provide: Increased soil temperature...Read More: Garbage in the Garden? – The Plastic Mulch Debate
Category: collaborative gardening, CrowdCropping, home gardening, marketplaces & regions, Uncategorized, urban gardening
In this mornings Washington post, a provoking article on a possible challenge to home gardeners… “Jackson County, Oregon, has just joined the small but growing ranks of “GE-free zones” in the U.S., which prohibit the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops. It’s at least the eighth county in the...Read More: Genetically Safe gardens?
New Years Day 2016. Last night I was pleased to find some of my greens from the greenhouse were ready to harvest and put into a fabulous New Years Salad for my wife and I to enjoy. We had it with some store bought cucumbers and one of the...Read More: New Years Day – FarmIT with James Gorman
Aside from the time and energy required to grow a successful garden, one of the biggest challenges for all of us is the space, or lack thereof. One of the best solutions to the space problem (and even the time problem as well!) is the square foot gardening method. Developed...Read More: Square Foot Gardening
Category: collaborative gardening, CrowdCropping, FarmIT, home gardening, innovations and products, Uncategorized, urban gardening
Hi all! Thanks for the kind words Mike! I love the idea of miniroots.com. I am almost a 30 year veteran of IT, networks and telecom as well as a Navy Vet. I have spent more time that I want to inside dark cold datacenter rooms. I needed a...Read More: Farm IT, with James Gorman’s Farm
8 out of the top 20 richest counties are in the Washington, DC region – including four of the top six! We know what that means – lots of people in the DC are working multiple jobs with demanding schedules and lots of dual income homes. That also means...Read More: DC is one of the tastiest busy markets for urban gardeners!
As one of our leaders on the crowdcrop development team, Bruce Milligan, shares his background from helping build the first one of a kind game Civilization for fun to developing serious games for serious customers. Making gardening easy is only half the battle, we know it needs to be...Read More: Bruce – When the game of gardening is serious business!