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Simon Wilde
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Interested in farming? Looking for land to work as a farm business? We'll post opportunities we hear about through our networks here, as well as resources for future and existing farmers.
Nov 13, 2012
Simon Wilde commented on Simon Wilde's blog post 'INSECT IDENTIFICATION & ERADICATION'
"Greetings Leanne and thanks for your input. Common or not, the consensus seems to be the dreaded "Japanese Beetle." Apparently there's been an invasion in California! I know of one farmer, I think it's Winsor Farms, in…"
Nov 7, 2012
Jennifer commented on Simon Wilde's blog post 'INSECT IDENTIFICATION & ERADICATION'
"Hey, Simon. I'm the *last* person who should be identifying bugs, and yours is a much better photo, but your critter sort of looks like this little guy, who made the rounds earlier this…"
Oct 30, 2012
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INSECT IDENTIFICATION & ERADICATION

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Oct 29, 2012
Jennifer left a comment for Simon Wilde
"Hi, Simon. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m so glad you found us. Your profile has to be one of the most enjoyable to read that…"
Oct 23, 2012
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Oct 19, 2012
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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Hunter Gatherer Farmer Artist Cook
A bit about me:
I am a well educated/well traveled Luddite in search of "the perfect spot" somewhere near a warm ruralish coast, with the intense desire to plant, grow, share, and thrive with like minded others and those who would like to learn and create...At the moment I have a small elevated "walkway" garden with close to 200 plants - 37 of them being heirloom tomatoes I sprouted by accident!!! I grow and make an AMAZING cayenne ginger lemongrass tea...At this point in my life, I prefer plants and animals to "humans," although that's really nothing new. When I am not tending to my children (plants), I am writing, reading, cooking, surfing, traveling, &/or making art and music. I am a Wino Recluse (who also loves Tequila) - pleased to meet you!!!
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Last Night: Fresh from the garden Tomato & White Eggplant Curry w/ cayenne, chorizo, lemon, cilantro, and a little Okra thrown in (because it was there and ready for the pot!!!). It was FANTASTIC! I saved and purred half to use later as a succulent sauce...
Currently reading:
"All for a Few Perfect Waves: The Audacious life and Legend of the Rebel Surfer Miki Dora" - one of the world's premier ASSHOLES, yet quite an interesting story: he believes the movie "Gidget" ruined surfing forever, yet it could be argued that it was in fact Miki Dora himself who created the cancer...
Currently listening to:
Gregory Isaccs, Don Carlos, Aes Dana, Subhumans, The Black Angels, Kinski, Marine Girls, Chet Baker, and lots of Brazilian music...Oh, and Alma de Barrio every Sat & Sun. Also, "Part Time Punks" every Thurs @3 on KXLU 88.9!!!
My latest DIY project:
Building a 10' ladder with 2"x2" I found on the street and quite possibly the first perfect "tomato box - it's kind of a secret, but I can say that it involves depth and no need to transplant after the seedings go in!!!
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
by magic
Web site I recommend:
http://punkrockpermaculture

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INSECT IDENTIFICATION & ERADICATION

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 9:17pm — 4 Comments

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At 11:43am on October 23, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Simon. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m so glad you found us. Your profile has to be one of the most enjoyable to read that I’ve come across in a while. Seems like you’re already finding your way around the site, but if you would be game to share the recipe for your cayenne ginger lemongrass tea, I bet I’m not the only HOMEGROWN type who wants to steal it. You can do that in The Stew, our member blog, if you see fit. And I realize it’s a secret for now, but if you ever feel like sharing photos and/or a description of your tomato box, your fellow HOMEGROWN members would be all ears. Or eyes, rather. Anyway, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. And in the meantime, a question for you: How do you plant 37 heirloom tomato plants by accident?

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