Monthly Archives: February 11, 2016

Daikon and Snow Peas Sprout

Daikon and Snow Peas Sprout

Thursdays are GoFarm AgSchool lecture night in the classroom. But we always make time to inspect our plot right before class. And tonight I am happy to report that the Hybrid Radish Daikon and the Snow Peas I planted on Saturday have sprouted! I am once again a very proud parent.    

Fire Ants, Aphids, other Problems, and more Direct Seeding

Fire Ants, Aphids, other Problems, and more Direct Seeding

Today’s theme it seems is problem solving. As I walk around my plot to do my field observation ritual, I noticed the ants crawling on my beans and around the Chinese cabbage. Ants pose a big problem to crops because they bring aphids, which feed on the plants. We found the ant mound and used… Read more

The Gita and Red Noodle Beans Have Sprouted

The Gita and Red Noodle Beans Have Sprouted

I have never been more excited to come to class when I noticed that my beans have sprouted! However, some did not make it. I suspect birds were able to get to their cotyledons.     

Field Inspection, Snow Peas and Beans Update, and More Nutsedge

Field Inspection, Snow Peas and Beans Update, and More Nutsedge

I came back to my plot see how the my crops are doing only to find out that the beans have not yet sprouted and the snow peas are yellow with reddish spots on their leaves. The rest of the feild had weeds for me to pull and the pesky nutsedge were back in the… Read more