Monthly Archives: August 2016

Harvest Time

This is my first time picking so many different vegetables at once. I picked some squash, zucchini and peppers. I’ve had the chance to learn a lot here and look forward to keep learning more! -Burke Advertisements

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Birding at UGArden

Birds I have found at the garden: Cardinal House Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Mourning Dove Turkey Vulture Black Vulture Eastern Bluebird Blue Jay Brown Trasher Canada Goose American Crow Carolina Wren American Robin Ruby-throated Hummingbird Northern Mockingbird American Goldfinch Gray Catbird … Continue reading

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Weeding berries!

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Sunflower Harvest

While Berea is overseas, we have been harvesting her sunflowers after they have finished blooming. She has been using the seeds to dye fabric a beautiful purple color!

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Filling in the Gaps!

Some of our beans in the second summer plot didn’t germinate yet so we had to reseed in the spaces! Favorite bean variety name: Painted Pony

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Fungal Facts: Corn Smut

Unfortunately, the fungus, Ustilago maydis or corn smut, took over some of our corn production! This is an interesting fungus for many reasons. First, it just looks really cool-like popcorn or that Pops cereal (picture for reference). Secondly, it is eaten … Continue reading

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Last Summer Meeting

Rowdy joined us on our last internship meeting for the summer. It flew by! 

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