I sent my Click & Grow farm FB post to the company and they responded by offering a 15% discount to any friends of mine
Surprise! I sent photos of my Click & Grow Farm to them and they loved the comments so much they are offering any of my friends 15% off with this code: HECTOR&WALDO15 at clickandgrow.com. If you have been thinking of farming (which is helping to keep me sane during the pandemic) here's your chance to save $ doing it, and I get the satisfaction of helping you connect with your inner E-I-E-I-O.
Hector is in the back and Waldo the tomato is to the right of Miguel (red jacket) along with the other action figure stars of the movie, "Coco," who protect my plants from trouble.
As is the folk music way, I don't make anything from this arrangement -- I just thought in case you're thinking about windowsill farming, here's your chance get a deal. The grow lights are built in to the 'handle' -- I bought the 9 pod size, so my first crops were 3 pods of basil, tiny tomatoes, and lettuce each. The lettuce I ate, made two batches of homemade pesto with the basil I grew, and there are now more than a dozen tiny tomatoes growing. When they are ripe I am going to make salsa for the whole cast of "Coco."
This is a great project for kids -- you check the water supply every day (there's a "float" that goes up and down -- you want to keep it "up," which means it's filled). Because of all my travels I was never able to keep pets OR plants -- and now I almost have both -- since I had to pollinate the tomato plant with my electric toothbrush (not kidding). Here's a video that teaches you how to do it if you don't believe me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy6CdUK5_IA
There's many different kinds of windowsill and kitchen "farms" - I chose "Click & Grow" because there is no noisy pump -- just the silent float. They have over 60 different things you can grow -- even catnip! So if this is something you've been thinking about, use my special discount code: HECTOR&WALDO15 and you're on your way.
p.s. since grow lights are built in, you don't need to put your farm on a windowsill. I just do that because that's where I have room, and I figure a little extra sunlight can't hurt!
- We didn't know what songs we'd hear, and looking back on this, it's wonderful -- I list who plays when so you can skip to your favorites
- My live Hurdy Gurdy concert has been moved from indoors to online -- I'm joined by a dozen singer/songwriters each doing 2 songs -- from 7 PM to 10 PM Eastern
- It begins with a funny song for our times, "Stress" by Jim Infantino, ends with Kate Taylor's lovely, "I've Got A Message"
- A strong lineup for top to bottom -- the incomparable Jim Infantino opens, Kate closes, and an embarrassment of riches in between
- Columnist Jennifer Finney Boylan was inspired by the song to write about her best summer -- what was yours?
- The PFF asked me to help MC, and to do a 15-20 min minute set, which is the exact length of this one song, which is based on something that really happened
- Starting with Brooks Williams in Cambridge, UK --- closing with B&B in the US -- next month Bob Lind is headliner (yes, The Elusive Butterfly Of Love guy)
- Wonderful food (dining room opens at 5:30) -- spectacular desserts -- LIVE entertainment -- Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
- Believe it or not, when I wrote this song inspired by the 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee, I SPELT TWO WORDS WRONG! Finally I've made up for it.
- Jimmy Webb wrote the perfect song for the launch back in 1978, and here Michael Feinstein sings it.
- Have a favorite in the show? Here's when each performs so you can zip right to them --
- and ends 3 hours later with John McCutcheon live from the States -- watch it LIVE and FREE on FB and YouTube, or listen to audio on folkmusicnotebook.com