Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Growing catnip inside, and hydroponic VENDING MACHINES?

Posted Thursday, November 3, 2011, at 12:11 PM
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  • By the way, the LAST Weed'em and Reap garden club meeting of the year is coming up NEXT week. (11-11-11) I just noticed the unique date. May be an extra special meeting?

    I want to get the notice in early, but don't confuse the comment to think it is this week.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 12:14 PM
  • I wonder how long until that machine is co-opted for use in certain types of dispensaries in California?

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 1:19 PM
  • I agree, California will probably get it first, if it is not there already.

    Sounds like Star-Trek technology too!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 3:54 PM
  • That is so cute! I had catnip growing in barrels/planters in my cat sanctuary but Rupert my cat smashed it.

    -- Posted by 4fabfelines on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 11:44 AM
  • There was a Canadian show that aired for a while on Cooking Channel called "Food Jammers" -- it's hard to describe, but it had these three young men who would build various crazy food-related contraptions, like creating their own homemade soda flavors and rigging a dispenser in the living room, with tubes running into a spare fridge where the soda tanks were kept.

    Anyway, one of my favorite contraptions was a taco vending machine. They designed a setup that would build a taco at the punch of a button -- warming up the shell, dispensing beef, cheese and other toppings into it. Completely and utterly impractical, but fun to watch and think about.

    -- Posted by Jicarney on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 2:34 PM
  • I don't know John, it could become the next rage. Weren't vending machine dining rooms big at one time in the "big cities"?

    Or maybe that was another life. Oh well.

    I was expecting some grazing of the catnip, but not sleeping in it. Maybe it will adapt as a low growing version.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 4:32 PM
  • Maybe before the next hard frost I will move another plant into a smaller pot. One they can't jump in.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 4:34 PM
  • Taco building machine sounds pretty cool and totally a bachelor thing.

    -- Posted by 4fabfelines on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 7:35 PM
  • Do you have any of the upside down planters you could could grow the nip in?

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 11:37 PM
  • Interesting thought. No to having a regular planter but I might have something I can adapt.

    At least then they would be swinging from the ceiling instead of sleeping on it. I have some extra room that I can hang in the greenhouse and I do not let that get below 40-50, so....

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Nov 6, 2011, at 7:32 PM
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