Indoor Bush Beans

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6 weeks bush beans - first beans harvest tomorrow, probably (44 days! packet said 60) Contender bush beans (Burpee)2009-03-28: planted Contender Bush Beans (Burpee) on my daughter's windowsill. (She's very fond of fresh-picked green beans.) Used inoculant. My container bush beans last year were unimpressive. Supposed to harvest in 55 days.

Inspired by Jessi, of course. You're quite an inspiration, Jessi!

2 week contender bush beans  4 week Contender bush beans. 

2009-05-09: Wow! Harvestable beans by tomorrow, 44 days. Packet claims 60 days. Not going to count harvest - they're my daughter's to eat.

5 week bush beans, flowering.

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7 week bush beans - 1st harvest about done, dunno if there'll be a second 

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My daughter's just picky. I

My daughter's just picky. I like asparagus, because it has the weird side effect of making me happy. She's gotten rather sick of asparagus. She also doesn't like peppers, in any form. Fortunately, she likes lettuce and spinach.

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Travel is down a bit this

Travel is down a bit this year but in comparison, my top year was 2004 where I did over 100K miles and 250 nights in hotels but 6 months was in NZ on a project so I did not mind.  Last few years are more in the 100-150 night range.

Got caught in thunderstorms a lot the last few days.  Not looking for any AG stuff now since I overdid the Premium Outlet a bit on Monday at Coach and Brookes Brothers.

BTW, went to a nice fish restaurant called Moonfish last night.

Gisette, so you daughter does not like vegetables?  My nephew is like that and I had to hide the spinach and veggies in Lasgne and he would happily eat it since meat and tomotoes dominates.

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Oh - and on the topic of

Oh - and on the topic of indoor bush beans , my daughter reports they're very good, and she's eaten three already, and there are plenty more, so she doesn't have to eat the vegetables I cook for dinner because she has a stash of better-tasting green beans in her room! Heh.

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Sorry to hear that, Judith.

Sorry to hear that, Judith. That must be very frustrating.

I found this discussion on slashdot that includes a number of bring-the-sun-in technologies. I think Sunlight Direct (and another used for cooking) were the ones that got me interested on TV. But they clearly need to get the tech more affordable. For our purposes, a couple points...

1. We're lighting plants, not trying to replace room-lighting-on-flick-of-switch. Their whole diffuser alt-electric luminaire cost-complexity is irrelevant excess.

2. I'm not the only one who thinks the GPS tracking cost-complexity of the collector, could be simplified.

In other words, I think we actually have a cheaper application than they're trying to solve.

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Thanks to you both.   I was

Thanks to you both.   I was referring to the pipes. 

Have about decided that I probably couldn't handle the grow boxes.  I can't walk much at all.  Barely even around the house.  But thanks for the info.  I enjoy keeping up with things.

 

Enjoy!

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I think the first time I read

I think the first time I read about the light pipe was in the late 80s, till now they are still not available or in the budget of the average consumers...

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Judith - are you asking about

Judith - are you asking about the growboxes ( http://agardenpatch.com ) or the light pipes? I don't have a link for the latter - watched segments on misc Discovery Channel programs.

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Mary:  It's been high 90's -

Mary:  It's been high 90's - breaking records --- not a good time to be here    sorry.

I haven't found any good buys on AG's in our area, but there may be some unadvertised -- you never know.

In anycase, try to enjoy your trip in spite of the heat.

 Gisette:  I don't know a thing about any of these things.  Is there a web site I can go to?

Enjoy!

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Hope you waved in Judith's

Hope you waved in Judith's general direction, Mary. Wow, you travel a lot! I used to do that... One year (like 25 years ago) I think I managed to log 26 business trips in 52 weeks. Most of em just between Dallas and Houston, tho.

Those light pipes have such awesome potential applications... A sunspot in the back of my condo, where all outer walls are shared walls, and no windows possible. Light wands for solar cooking. The indoor farm, of course. Perhaps a small high-efficiency photovoltaic to aim a light beam at when not in use...

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