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Click and Grow Smart Garden 9 Review – 6 Months

Click and Grow Smart Garden 9 Review – 6 Months

Over 6 months ago, I ordered a Click and Grow Smart Garden 9 for reviewing it on this site, and to grow some fresh greens at home. When we first reviewed the product after 2 months and we thought it was pretty good. After tinkering with it, I do think it requires a second review.

When I first ordered the Click and Grow Smart Garden 9 I received three marketing emails in quick succession. One to get $25 off and refer a friend. One for a free Smart Garden 3 (received on the same day that I placed my order). The last marketing communication to buy another garden and some flowers to grow in said garden.

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Why are peat bogs important? And why we should stop using peat.

Why are peat bogs important? And why we should stop using peat.

Why are peat bogs important? Let’s start off with some facts. Peat bogs are a massive carbon sink and aid in the storage of carbon, containing more locked away carbon that the world’s forests. Peat covers 2-3{7cad9107fef93f823e7d01b74766c2acdc23385445c87476ed9926ce50a65185} of the earth’s surface making it relatively scarce. Forests for example cover 31{7cad9107fef93f823e7d01b74766c2acdc23385445c87476ed9926ce50a65185}. Using peat as either fuel, or in gardening, releases carbon back into the atmosphere. Peat is not regarded as a renewable due to its extraction rate in industrialized countries. Estimates put peat bog mass harvested each year at 60 times less than the mass that accumulates. Using peat is not sustainable. (more…)

Apartment Farming: Experimenting with Growing Kale Indoors

Apartment Farming: Experimenting with Growing Kale Indoors

Apartment Farming. Growing indoors in an apartment, is growing in sub-optimal conditions. Commercial vertical farms crate optimal conditions for growth. They cool or heat their grow areas provide optimal nutrient delivery and lighting for whatever green it is they’re growing. Most of us however don’t have access to that.

Growing indoors doesn’t present the same luxury. We have to live where we grow and indoor temperatures can range from the 60’s during winter to the high 80’s and even 90’s in summer. AC doesn’t blow evenly and in cities steam pipes can make the insides of apartments feel like saunas. Brooklyn anyone? (more…)