Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 - 1:48pm

Scientists Warn We've Exceeded 4 of 9 Planetary Boundaries

The journal Science recently released a report that, in the past 100 years, human activity has altered the equilibrium of its planetary habitat so severely that several boundaries for sustaining life are being exceeded:

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Sat, May 24, 2014 - 4:54pm

Sugar Snap Peas & Nitrogen-Fixing

Just harvested these babies from the garden:

Few tastes mark the arrival of summer like fresh snap peas...

I recently planted corn in the same box as these peas, with the idea that the peas will provide a nitrogen boost to help the corn grow.

My understanding is that the nitrogen doesn't really get released until the pea plants die and their roots start decomposing. Apparently its this root decomposition that creates the nitrogen burst.