We took advantage of the rainy morning to do some work in the high tunnel. The crew weeded and prepared a bed and planted Simply Salad Kale Storm, Simply Salad Arugula, Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce, and some Seven Top Turnip seeds. Randy, Tom, and Jennifer tied up and suckered the tomatoes, and ran the string for stake and weave on the beans. … [Read more...] about Rainy Day High Tunnel Work
Raspberries in a high tunnel need to be sprayed for spotted wing drosophila or other insects at night when it is dark in order to avoid contacting pollinators with pesticides. We have been working on setting up a fixed-spray system demonstration for raspberries in the high tunnel. We used the Cornell University Extension guidelines to construct a fixed spray system that would … [Read more...] about Progress on the fixed-spray system for raspberries in the high tunnel
We planted some climbing okra in the high tunnel this year. The seeds were given to us by Gene Campbell last year. Climbing okra isn't a real okra but is a member of the cucumber-gourd-pumpkin family or Cucurbita. The scientific name is Luffa acutangula and some of the common names are climbing okra, Chinese okra and ridged gourd. It is a warm season annual vine with bright … [Read more...] about Climbing okra anyone?
The station is exploring Gourds to be grown and dried for use as a value added product. On April 4 Luffa Gourd seeds were planted in the greenhouse. The luffa was planted in the High Tunnel on May 24. May 24, 2019 a variety of additional gourd seeds were planted in the greenhouse. Once large enough, the plants will be planted in the field. … [Read more...] about Gourds Planted
The raspberries in grow bags were shoot thinned today. We want to maintain 4 - 5 shoots per bag (square foot) for production in the high tunnel. … [Read more...] about Raspberries shoot thinned today