We’ve just summarized the results of our 2016-17 overwintering scallion experiment. In brief, we evaluated several different varieties’ ability to survive overwinter, protected by a single layer of heavy (1.25 oz/yd2) row cover. In this study, none of the many white scallion varieties we looked at had better winter survival than Evergreen Hardy White. However, … More Overwinter scallions: results in
Every fall, it seems as though we should be slowing down, and finishing up the summer research projects. Of course, we are doing this. But we are also busy gearing up for the big rush in fall data collection, and putting the final touches on our overwintering experiments. This fall, we have been pushing hard to finish … More A fall update… still busy!
Kaitlyn has been hard at work, and she has just finished writing up the results of our winter spinach production research. We looked at several planting dates and varieties of spinach for winter production in unheated high tunnels. A grower research report is now available, just in time for those that are thinking about seeding spinach … More Spinach research report available
We had a chance to peek under the low tunnels late last week, and found some beautiful onions. They’re looking strong and healthy, which is not a surprise given the mild winter we’ve had. Based on prior results, I would not expect that we’d be harvesting them until mid-May, but who knows? Stay tuned.
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!