Backyard hydroponics update

My backyard hydroponics system is producing, better than expected! I’m very happy about that. Here are some pictures: So far we’ve harvested and eaten: lots of lettuce, including some delicious kinds you won’t get in the grocery storeMonte Carlo SalanovaRouxaia few radishessome dill, for tzatzikisome basil, for pasta saucessome cilantro, for guacamole Growing nicely are:…

What’s wrong with capitalism: patio umbrella edition

The patio umbrella’s pulling cord snapped. Just replace it, how hard can that be? Turns out it can be very hard, in fact impossible. Why? The umbrella is put together in a way that I cannot access the place inside the hollow pole where the cord is tied around the bolt connected to the crank…