Monthly Archives: May 2017

Mist system for pepper trial

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. Advertisements

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Seeding Peppers for the Pepper Trial

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 … Continue reading

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Turning Vegetable oil into fuel for diesel motors.

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.

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Gleaning from our own fields

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 … Continue reading

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Fresh Spinach from the Garden

Interns and volunteers picking spinach yesterday for the markets. Watch out for the spiny amaranth…it’s prickly!

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UGArdens Intern

Hello Everyone 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!

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