I checked the oyster mushroom bags this morning and found mushrooms coming out of the bags! I was worried earlier in the week and sent some photos to Lindsey of Field and Forest Products on Tuesday and she said that I would see them soon from the looks of it. She was right!! … [Read more...] about We’ve got mushrooms!
Microgreens were planted in the greenhouse today for the Greenhouse and High Tunnel Workshop Demonstration. Today's planting was a small "trial run" consisting of Mild Micro Mix, Spicy Micro Mix and Hong Vit Radish seed from Johnny's Selected Seed and Chrysanthemum Greens from Kitazawa Seed Co. Microgreens are seedlings of vegetables and herbs that have 2 fully developed … [Read more...] about Microgreens Planted In Greenhouse Today
We planted squash in a field next to the high tunnel in order to include it in the demonstration plantings for the Greenhouse and High Tunnel Workshop. Even though it is not in the greenhouse or high tunnel, we wanted to include it. We heard a presentation at the Great Plains Growers Conference where Blue Hubbard squash was planted at the ends of the rows of other summer squash … [Read more...] about Squash planted in field today
We put holes in the mushroom bags today for hopefully the mushrooms to grow out of. We have installed a light in our Shroom Room that is timed to stay on from 6 am to 6 pm. The mushrooms are positively phototrophic and will reach for the lights. Dr. D. K. Lee and Jeremy Shafer from the University of Illinois have advised us on the procedure and will present information on … [Read more...] about Mushroom bags prepared for fruiting today
The field crew began harvesting elderberries last week. Once harvested the berries are sent through the shaker to remove them from the stem. Weights are taken on the berries and they are frozen for processing later in the season. Persimmon Hill Farms processes the berries for us into Elderberry Syrup, Juice and Preserves. … [Read more...] about Elderberry Harvest Began July 19th