Archive for March, 2012

By Charity Shumway |

Woe is Wind

See that pretty daffodil there? It’s a total fake out. Yes, it’s a daffodil growing on my terrace. But it’s a daffodil on my terrace two days ago. Before the wind. If you live in New York, you know this already: it’s been windy. “Gusts up to 40 m.p.h,” the weather people tell me. All [Read more]

By Nadia Arumugam |

The Season For Lettuce

 It’s official, it’s Spring. The air is warm, the skies are azure, and the sun is egg-yolk bright, plump and high. Finally, farmer’s markets bear something fresh and verdant and delicate, and not just root vegetables or greens that take 10 minutes to chew before they go down. And not just “something,” a veritable panoply. [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

Growing Lettuce on your Windowsill

Nadia asked a good question the other day: “If I wanted to plant say a head or two of lettuce in that green planter I used for the carrots, what’s the best variety to use, when shall I plant, oh and how should I go about planting…” Nadia (and all you other would-be apartment lettuce growers), you’re in [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

The First Blooms of the Year

I’m pretty crazy about the world. It’s full of awesome things. But I ESPECIALLY like it when it starts to bloom. Which it did TODAY on my terrace. No flowers yesterday. Today, TWO. I know there are a lot of caps in this post, but there are also a lot of caps IN MY HEART. [Read more]