The first mushrooms were harvested yesterday, August 19. We are harvesting the clump when the edge of the largest mushroom changes from concave (curled downward) to convex (beginning to curl upward or not convex anymore). Once we harvest some more, we will see how they taste in recipes!! … [Read more...] about Mushroom harvest
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!
Indeterminate tomato cultivars were planted in the high tunnel today for the Greenhouse and High Tunnel Workshop demonstrations. Cultivars included were Sun Gold on own roots, Sun Gold on Maxifort rootstock, Super Sweet 100, Sweet Treats Hybrid, Early Girl Hybrid and Goliath Cluster Hybrid. Each 17 by 4 foot raised bed was side dressed with 1 pound of 13-13-13. Plants were … [Read more...] about Indeterminate tomatoes planted in high tunnel today
Today Karly and Makayla prepared the straw to use as substrate for mushroom production in polyethylene bags. The first step was to chop the straw into 3 to 5 inch pieces by running it through a small wood chipper. After the sterilizer is shut off, we will leave the bags overnight and work on preparing the mushroom bags tomorrow. … [Read more...] about Preparing substrate for mushroom production
Makayla and Karly grafted Sun Gold tomato onto Maxifort rootstocks today. If successful, these grafted Sun Gold tomatoes will be planted next to their un-grafted counterparts to see if there is a difference in growth. The tomatoes are part of our demonstration plantings for the Greenhouse and High Tunnel Workshop to be held in mid-October. … [Read more...] about Tomato grafting