All right! this is john kohler with growingyourgreens , i have another garden update for you today. Were going to do a couple things. First were going to talk about whats behind me here. These are all my tomato plants and there are probably 40 tomato plants in this raze bed here that has been basically frosted. Theyve got frost damage, hard frost. You can see theyre not alive anymore, and a lot of my garden looks that way over in this section here. This is the front bed, the Malabar spinach. They got fried; you could probably.
Still harvest the seeds. the gherkins didnt make it all, so theres still some gherkins hanging out. But you know what, for me in the winter time, and after the first frost is probably one of the busiest times in my garden. Not any other time, because so many plants just lost their lives. Now they need to be pulled up, composted, and then I need to replant and get things back in the ground as quickly as possible so I can continue to grow more food during the winter time. While its still a little bit more and theres.
Still more sun, as the days get shorter, the sun gets shorter, and it also gets colder. Plants dont tend to grow as well, and its very important. This is a critical time to get things going. So I want to share with you my strategy when theres so much stuff I need to pull out. You know I have a real job, I work, and I try to come to the garden at least an hour each day. And by systematically making list of all the things that need to get done and then hitting off one thing at a time and working on it until its done,.
Itll then get done and you will get through all the projects. so as i have been pulling out, I have been replanting. So weve just pulled out all the cucumbers and now were replanted with the sugar snap peas here along the trellis so they can grow upward. And you know its just hitting at one bed at a time and not getting overwhelmed with all the things that need to get done. I mean, I got to prune the pepino melons right there and theres so many different projects. So todays project is to actually plant some garlic. And you.
Know, i really encourage people to plant and grow what they love to eat. and what they eat very oftenso I eat a lot of leafy greens in my diet. So I have lots of tree collards and these are getting so amazing, some of these leaves are just getting really dark purple. From green to purple. When they get to dark purple they taste really, really good. The sugar, the sweetness comes out during the winter time when it gets cold so theyre absolutely amazing. I also like to eat some garlic, sometimes. And some people always.
Ask me, john, how come you always shoe on garlic or onions?!, well thats because I dont regularly eat garlic and onions, and if I do I eat such a small quality and theyre relatively inexpensive to buy. You know, one little bulb of garlic will cost less than a dollar and it will last me for months because I really dont eat it that much. I mean, the organic onions I got the other day were 79 cents a pound, so it really doesnt make sense to plant a whole bed of onions when I could buy them for so cheap,.
And i dont even eat them. whereas a bunch of greens are like 2, 3 bucks for a bunch, and a bunch is only six leaves and I have those in mass abundance. But I do like some garlic and its very difficult sometimes to get some good taste in garlic. So I was inspired the other day when I was at the farmers market to get some garlic. So lets go to that clip and see the garlic that I bought. Im here at the Berkleys farmer market. Were going to this booth over here. This is a sight not often seen at farmers markets.
Weve got garlic here, its 2 dollars a pound. when you look down though, its sprouting. So all these little garlic are growing. I dont know if people would traditionally sprouted garlic, as you dont use sprouted garlic in culinary uses. But this is perfect stuff to take home and plant. So you could just take basically each little bulb off and plant it. Ive gone ahead and picked a lot of bulbs out here. Ive got about a pounds worth right here on the scale and Im going to take that home and plant it in one wine.
How To Grow Wine Cap Mushrooms at Home Mushroom Farming
Stick with me as we learn how to grow Wine cap mushrooms at home. I just started the wine cap I’ve had it for a few months and finally open the bag today so we’ll see what happens here nothing’s going on yet. If.
You haven’t figured out for my other tutorials i love mushrooms and growing your own mushrooms is pretty easy if you get the kits. What’s really good is that the mushrooms taste phenomenally better than the ones.
You buy in the store. so if you’re kind of a foodie you really want to grow your own mushrooms. I wanted to try a variety called wine cap and what’s cool about wine cap is they can actually be put in your garden and they’ll come up year.
After year just like a some crops do. Must most mushrooms are all one time off. You get the bag, you get one bloom, maybe a second bloom and then the bags done and you know you just throw that stuff in your garden fertilizer.
When you’re done. wine caps are different, it just keeps growing into the soil and everything around it. To find out more information I got a short interview with John Michelotti, he’s my fungus expert and I.
Found at porcfest, check out what he had to say about growing wine caps. Hello John Michelotti here of Catskill Fungi. Today we’re going to be talking about wine cap stropharia growing on.
Sawdust blocks and how you can implement it with your garden to grow healthy fresh mushrooms. Here we have a sawdust block which is sawdust that has been grown out with mycelium, this mycelium this white stuff is the root.
Structure of the fungi that’s growing on this sawdust and from here you can plant this within your garden to grow fresh healthy mushrooms. You can check out this picture the Trad Cotter took in his book organic mushroom farming and micro.