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Erica Strauss
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  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
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Erica Strauss commented on High Mowing Organic Seeds's blog post 'Give Peas a Chance - Growing Peas On Your Farm'
"Thanks, this was a great overview. As an urban home gardener, I go with the lower-footprint/yield option of a tall trellised variety, but I love to hear about your succession planting of peas to extend the season and your varietal choice.…"
Jan 18, 2012
Erica Strauss replied to Pete and Izzy's Mom's discussion 'Fruit Tree Problems?' in the group Urban Gardeners
"1 gallon, as I'm sure you know, is 16 cups. When people "slosh" a little gas they spill, what - 2 tablespoons? Let's be generous and say 4 tablespoons - a 1/4 cup - enough for a small but noticeable little puddle. A gallon…"
Aug 3, 2011
Erica Strauss replied to Jenni's discussion 'Fungus gnats' in the group Urban Gardeners
"I'd start by covering the seedling's soil with dry sand or vermiculite."
Aug 3, 2011
Erica Strauss replied to Tara McLellan's discussion 'Sunchokes' in the group Urban Gardeners
"Sunchokes, once planted, cannot be eliminated. I'm not saying they aren't tasty, or worth growing. I'm just saying that you shouldn't feel too bad if, in three years, after annually digging out "every last piece of…"
Aug 3, 2011
Erica Strauss joined johna's group

Urban Gardeners

Gardening in the city is where it is at! Small spaces, roof gardens, window boxes. Talk about your methods. Share your stories. Grow your knowledge.
Aug 3, 2011
Erica Strauss replied to Alicia Peckham's discussion 'Depressing Yields'
"I've never understood how non-leaf crops can really yield out on SFG spacing. I know it works for some, but the spacing guidelines have always seemed impossibly small to me. Cramped plants, with a few exceptions, just do not yield to their full…"
Aug 1, 2011
Erica Strauss commented on Aliza Ess's blog post 'Chickens: Pet or Food Product?'
"Personally, I took on chickens because they produce eggs and manure. They are fun to watch, but they are not pets. When my hens come to the end of their laying production, or if a chick  ends up a cockerel instead of a pullet, I have no…"
Jul 14, 2011
Erica Strauss is now a member of HOMEGROWN
May 27, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
I write at Northwest Edible Life.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Big ol' slab of homemade bread with butta on top. Eating it right now. Otherwise, Salmon and Salad, baby - this is Seattle, after all.
Currently reading:
The back of a bag of Ferry Morse seed starting mix.
Currently listening to:
My oven cooling off from the bread I just baked, my baby boy sleeping, and for who knows how much longer?
My latest DIY project:
self watering containers for the rooftop tomato garden.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Blogger friends..
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