grow lettuce

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change
—  Thích Nhất Hạnh
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natgeo Video @lucalocatelliphoto Here I’m flying my drone inside one of the biggest greenhouse in the world, in the Netherlands. The great indoors provides optimal growing conditions for lettuce and other leafy greens at Siberia B.V. Each one of the greenhouse’s 22 indoor acres yields approx 10 time as much lettuce as traditional outdoor crops and cuts the need for chemicals by 97 percent. How the future of sustainable farming could look like ?

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look into the reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like lettuce.
—  Thich Nhat Hanh, in “Peace Is Every Step".
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change
—   Thích Nhất Hạnh
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertiliser, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding.
—  Thich Nhat Hanh

Don’t Touch Her

Daryl Dixon x Reader | 18+ | Smut Warning | NSFW

Summary: Daryl runs into the reader after her boyfriend has hit her. Daryl loses it and confronts the guy. He comforts the reader and they become close. Smut ending of course…

Warnings: Smut, Abuse

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Daryl watched from the guard post point above the wall as Mike lead you around by the small of your back, down the street of Alexandria. He watched your eyes sparkle as you greeted everyone you met on your way, which Mike didn’t seem to like. He watched as you stopped to talk to Carol, trying to get into a conversation, before Mike grabbed your hand and led you away, to disappear into your house. Carol’s eyes furrowed a little at this and she waved goodbye to you as you apologetically look at her as Mike drags you away.

Daryl scoffed a little and rolled his eyes. He had no idea what you saw in that asshole. He was always talking down to you and making you feel small. Daryl hated how he tried to dim your shine. Daryl had noticed Y/N ever since his group had arrived in Alexandria, the very first moment he met her his heart fell. The way she smiled at him, the way her eyes sparkled when she talked, the way her body seemed to call out to him, wanting nothing more than to touch her and kiss her all over every time he saw her. She had an effect on him he thought he had long since lost in this world.

He had noticed how she would cover up her bruises, sliding her sweater sleeves down just a little longer whenever anyone noticed or came close to noticing the marks. She would sometimes stay inside for days, another sign that she was waiting for something to heal. Daryl knew all too well of the signs, he himself had done similar when he father would hit him as a child. It took everything in him not to kick Mike’s ass every time he noticed these things. But the way she looked at Mike sometimes… He knew they had been together since before all this and he was her first love. They met way back in college and had been together ever since. Daryl’s heart broke every time he saw her smile up at Mike, how badly he wanted to be the one she looked at like that.

“I don’t like how that’s going.” Daryl snaps his head up, after being lost in deep thought, and sees Carol looking up at him with concern, her arms crossed and her face contorted with worry.

Daryl scoffs again a little and shrugs, “She’s a big girl. Don’t know why she is even with that asshole.” He says to Carol harshly outreaching his arm to point to Your and Mike’s house, were you have now disappeared into.

Carol nodded and looked down, “A man like that can have influence over you like you wouldn’t believe. Sometimes it is hard to imagine how I became who I did with Ed too.” She admits, staring at the ground.

“I guess…” Daryl admits, nodding his head down, feeling bad for making Carol feel that way.

“I just don’t get why she’d rather be with him, when she could have…” He trails off and stays sadly looking at his feet.

Carol nodded again and pursed her lips.

“She’ll realize it someday…” She says and looks up at Daryl’s sad face. She knew how he felt about Y/N and how for months since they had been here he had been pining for Y/N.

She loved her sweet Daryl, he was always so much more loving and passionate than anyone assumed. She saw right through his tough act and she could see the way his face lit up whenever Y/N was around.

Daryl nodded slowly, as if trying to believe Carol’s words. He looked up at her, pained.

“I just don’t see how she can stay like… I would never lay a hand on her…” He trails off again.

Carol climbs up the guard post and wraps Daryl in her arms for a minute.

Daryl sighs, closing his eyes sadly, and hugs her back, trying not to feel the tears welling up in his eyes.

Carol rubs the back of his hair a little as she hugs him.

“One day, she’ll see you, Daryl.” Carol says and the stands back a little to look him in his eyes.

“One day, she will see what a great man you are and after that, there will be no stopping her from loving you back.” She says, her eyes piercing into his softly, trying to make him hear her words.

He takes a ragged deep breath, composing himself again, and nods.

“I’ll see you at home for dinner.” Carol says. “Don’t be late.” She used her serious voice and smiled a little, causing Daryl to smile back for the first time since their interaction. He nods in agreement.

Carol climbs back down and heads to the house her and Daryl shared, going to start preparing something for them to eat.

Daryl sighed a little, looking back at Y’/N’s house and then turned his feet to stand back toward the open space over the wall. His eyes narrowed and he tried to focus on his task at hand.

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Observing Phototropism in Lettuce Sprouts

I’ve been experimenting with potential microclimates from within my house, specifically looking to see if I can successfully grow any low light cool temperature edibles from the basement. I have no any fancy equipment, but I was curious to see if the few windows that provides a stead supply of indirect light would be sufficient for some mixed lettuce seeds.

I sprinkled the seeds in some soil and ignored the setup for a week. Much to my surprise, not only did the seeds germinate, they were already over an inch long. Each little cotyledon reaching eagerly towards the light of the window. I decided to flip the container so the other side could receive more light. 

Positive phototropism is the growth of plants in response towards a light source. (As you can imagine, plant roots usually exhibit negative phototropism.) I came back down to the basement in about 2 hours…all the sprouts magically bent itself almost 120 degrees towards the light. It always amazes me how quickly plants are able to move.

DWARF WATER LETTUCE FOR SALE!

DWARF WATER LETTUCE IS NOW UP FOR SALE!

[note: slightly higher price than last time due to USPS increasing their shipping charges]

  • One dozen individual plants + extra baby plants = $12.95 shipped
  • Add $5.50 for each additional dozen (i.e. two dozen = $18.45 shipped)

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Fuzzbois is a blog about the life of my fuzzy beans, Potato and Roscoe. 

Potato is an albino lump the hooman inherited from her brother when he decided a danger noodle was better (beeg peeg mistake). Roscoe was adopted soon after to give Potate a friend. Too bad they hate each other and must be separated! The bois love a good monch of lettuce mom grows for them and cuddles. They eat their own poops sometimes and ARE NOT ASHAME. They love their hooman moms and their doggo sibling Stella (who thinks these piggos are her long lost puppies) BOIS SAY WHEEK WHEEK FOLLOW US

salad can be so much more than green lettuce drenched in oil - this colourful bowl of goodness contains four different kinds of red and green lettuce, red spinach and beetroot leaves, rainbow radishes, spring onions, arugula and baby carrots.
I like to eat my salads with a garlicky french dressing and a chunk of freshly baked bread - that’s what summer tastes like!