Monday, October 8, 2018

Homebrewing Setup Craigslist Haul and Upgrades

While browsing Craigslist, I came across quite the deal. I met up with the man and acquired more homebrewing equipment than I could possibly dream for... all for $100.
Steal of a deal!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Concept | Part 1 | 72 Plant NFT Vertical Hydroponic Build DIY

Part 1: The concept
I've wanted to build one of these systems for a while. Somehow my browsing of Instagram led me to several Indonesian/Malaysian accounts, who have been building, running, and selling these systems. I got inspired by seeing some of their designs. It was time to reverse engineer a garden.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Good Guav Peeps All Guav

Mid October in southern California brings a wonderful fruity smell to the streets.  After grapefruit season is over and the figs have come and gone, the spotlight is on guavas.  This year, I've come across three types of guavas growing in the local area; pink, yellow, and pineapple.  We turn to my trusted source, the side of the street, which is especially prolific in older neighborhoods that have massive fruit trees!
Firstly, the pink.
Yellow:

Saturday, September 29, 2018

DIY Indoor DWC Hydroponic System Build FULL GUIDE

Since moving into a condo with no real land to garden in, I've really been dreading not having fresh vegetables right outside. I did manage to bring one of my containers, but there is very little space in the little "front yard". Not to mention, it being northfacing, it receives minimal sunlight. There's other problems too, such as some local pests. I've caught frogs chomping on my Chard and seedlings, and aphids have colonized the Kale plants I have inside it.
In my new place, I did have quite a bit of real estate in my bathroom, which I was previously using to store the fermenters for my Kolsch. I figure there would be enough space here to do some indoor gardening.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

2018 Estate Blend -- The Harvest and Crush

New phone who's this??? I'm impressed with the picture quality of my phone.
Harvest time for the grapes has come and gone. This year I waited until the last possible minute to pick my grapes as the previous harvests had always finished acidic.
This year's main harvest