Category: Projects

  • Planning a Gardening Season

    Planning a Gardening Season

    It’s January!  That means it’s time to start planning the upcoming garden season.  Planning a gardening season is one of the most important factors in helping you guarantee that it’s successful.  In this article, I’m going to describe the process I use in planning a gardening season.  I’m going to assume that you already have…

  • Overwintering Pepper Plants

    Overwintering Pepper Plants

    People are often surprised when I tell them that I have pepper plants that are a decade old.  This is because I’ve been overwintering pepper plants for several years.  Following this overwintering procedure makes the most of your harvest and allows you to get a jump start in subsequent seasons. Why Overwinter? So why overwinter…

  • ScaleBlaster Review

    ScaleBlaster Review

    Every home that I’ve ever lived in has had hard water.  There are pros to having hard water, but there are also many cons.  The cons have led me to investigate ways of mitigating hard water, but this also has additional drawbacks.  I recently purchased and installed a ScaleBlaster.  Read on for my ScaleBlaster review.…

  • Warming My Mycology Grow Room

    Warming My Mycology Grow Room

    In the last issue of Fermenting Solutions, I mentioned that trying to keep my mycology grow room warm was becoming an issue.  Each month, the arrival of my electric bills was starting to induce sticker shock.  When I decided to have a year round mushroom growing setup it was only natural to put it in…

  • Can’t Quoit for Summer

    Can’t Quoit for Summer

    I can’t remember too many summer time outings as a kid where the game of Quoits wasn’t nearby.  It was such a naturally expected feature of any outdoor event that I found it shocking when no one seemed to even know the game when I moved to the Philadelphia area.  I love to play the game and it…

  • 3D Printing Perfection

    My 10 year old kids have finally caught the Gloomhaven bug. For anyone who hasn’t played this game (or doesn’t play with 10 year olds), let’s just say keeping things on the level and organized during a scenario and across a campaign can pose a challenge. I started looking around for things I could 3D print…

  • Indoor Gardening Setup

    I’ve always been a fan of gardening.  It probably has something to do with spending all that time out in the sun with my great grandmother digging in the dirt as a kid and enjoying the great things that came from it when it was ultimately time for harvest. I lost touch with this joy…

  • Fermenting Solutions

    My email newsletter is entitled Fermenting Solutions. It started years ago as an effort to ‘dog food’ AWeber’s Curate mobile app. It’s a semi regular chronicle of a current project that I’m spending time on… the trials, tribulations and the interesting beverages I’ve had to drink while trying to work through them. You can read…