While most of the research farm is blanketed with snow, the growing season is getting started inside our unheated high tunnels. Yesterday, I poked around to check on the status of our experiments. While it was hard to see much inside the low tunnels, which are sealed up tight with snow and ice, the winter sprouting broccoli in … More Checking in with winter crops
This is the first year of our Northeast SARE high tunnel tomato project. Part of this project involves studying soil fertility management, which we have been working on for a few years – but it also includes a new focus on using habitat plants as part of a biological control strategy. What’s a habitat plant? Habitat plants … More Habitat plants in bloom
This year, we are repeating our variety trial of greenhouse peppers in a high tunnel. For those that are curious, last year’s results are published HERE. The little seedlings are off to a strong start! Now that the temperatures are starting to warm up and we’re in for some sunny weather, they should really start to take … More Greenhouse peppers revving up
Our work on winter spinach was featured in the Foster’s Daily Democrat earlier this week. Check out the nice profile of Connor and Kaitlyn’s work!
The tops of many of our overwintered onions have fallen, signaling that they are mature and have reached their final bulb size. We’re pulling these and measuring them, and will then let them dry down. This experiment has approximately 20 varieties planted at five different planting dates in both high tunnel and low tunnels, so there’s … More Onion harvest underway