Author Archives: terirakusin

Pulling out poles!

Maddie, Mckenna, and Jill were pros at pulling up the poles that held up our heirloom tomato structure! Advertisements

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Fungus Among Us

This past Thursday, Tanner and I harvested the shiitake mushrooms! It was exciting because this was a first time for both of us. We had to pay careful attention to each mushroom picked because, although we only inoculated the logs … Continue reading

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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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Summer Plot Prep

Last week we rolled out some drip tube for the 2nd summer plot!  

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Something’s fishy

Last week, we fertilized the containers, blueberries, and greenhouse with fish fertilizer. Also, learned how to use the dosatron. It was quite smelly…

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