After getting all the pepper seeds for the trial into seed trays, a mist irrigation system was setup to keep the soil evenly moist and assist germination.
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!
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!