Rick and Eric start out the show trying their hand at guiding a meditation for you all listeners. It starts out well. We talk more about meditation here.
Eric mentions the GardenFork Shop Page on Amazon, this is an affliate link.
What is good to buy from Harbor Freight? Hand tools and the like seem like good things, but what about gas powered generators? How does one get parts for them. Eric has one of their inexpensive flux core welders, and it works well. Its not perfect, but for $100 it does the job. Good for fixing lawnmowers.
Troy-Bilt has sent Eric the Storm 2690 Snowblower to test out. (GF is sponsored by Troy-Bilt, FYI) Video will happen with next big snow storm.
Is it ok to buy a refurbished computer? If its from Apple, we say yes. Its time to upgrade the 6 yr old iMac and Apple has a refurbished section in their online store, with a good savings off a new model. Rick suggests buying the best one you can afford to future-proof as much as possible. Additional RAM was ordered as well. Buy as much RAM as you can afford, is our expert opinion, for what its worth...
Erin from The Impatient Gardener blog has a post on 5 Flowers That Are Dead Simple To Grow From Seed. Great list for easy seed starting. Nasturiums are an easy one that Eric has grown, and the flowers are edible. We see the flowers for sale at the Farmers Market. The last flower that is easy is castor bean, be careful with growing this one, you don't want your pets eating this one, if they are plant eater pets.
Rick sent Eric an envelope of tomato seeds from the Klee Lab at the University of Florida. These tomatoes have very good resistance to common tomato problems. Will they grow in Eric's yard? We will see.
A sourdough starter email brings up an episode on sourdough by Gastropod.
Trying to find the webpage for the Klee Lab, to participate in the tomato growing research. I was unable to find it on the Klee Lab page. Suggestions?
here you go: http://hos.ufl.edu/kleeweb/newcultivars.html