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Compost Friend! 🦋

Found this eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly visiting our compost pile! This butterfly was doing something called mud-puddling, which is when butterflies suck up fluids from rotting plant matter and mud to take up necessary nutrients needed for survival. Advertisements

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Morning Cup of Tea

Today I harvested some zinnias and cosmic flowers from the biodynamic plot.

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The Grasshopper

By far one of the most interesting & cartoon-like of garden pests is also one of the most harmful. Being voracious feeders, a grasshopper can & will consume up to half its body weight in a day. Who would have … Continue reading

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Just Keep Mowing

I spent a good bit of time on the tractor this week mowing! Several plots needed to be cut pretty short in preparation for tilling and cover cropping. I learned a lot about maintaining the tractor and its implements. I … Continue reading

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Herb Room Color

Herb interns have been busy harvesting leafy herbs like basils and lemon balm lately, so I’ve been thinking back to early summer when our herb room was stocked head to toe with flowers! Starting from the top you can see … Continue reading

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On the Vine

After harvesting most of the morning, other farm interns and I weeded the summer grape vines. In order to avoid the detrimental affects of frost in late spring and disease, the grapes were planted on a well elevated and well … Continue reading

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Wormy Problems

Working at UGArden is full of surprises! I found this crazy looking foot-long flatworm near our mushroom logs. It’s called a land planarian. Their harmless to humans, but can be a problem for some of our favorite garden friends. Land … Continue reading

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