Since it was rainy on Tuesday, we seeded 15 different varieties of peppers for a pepper trial. In seeding peppers for research, you have to be careful to make sure the soil is evenly compacted across all the cells and all the seeds are planted at the same consistent depth. Research is yet another significant part of what we do on the farm each day!
Vegetable oil is common waste product from fast food restaurants. After filtration it can be mixed with diesel fuel and be used to power tractors.
Various courses maintain plots at UGArden over the course of the semester where students learn about and care for their own veggies. After the semester is over, there are sometimes leftovers (like these green onions) that we still manage to put to good use!
Interns and volunteers picking spinach yesterday for the markets. Watch out for the spiny amaranth…it’s prickly!
My name is Amanda Lay. I am a student at NC State University majoring in Horticulture and minoring in Agroecology. I can’t wait to work on the farm with everyone this summer!
My name is Caleb Sytsma, and I’m a dual Water and Soil Resources and Food Science and Technology major. I’m taking this class partially just for the experience and fun of it, but I’m also hoping to be able to add a certificate or Horticulture minor if I can!