Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Mustard Radish (Komatsuna) side by side
Mustard Radish (Komatsuna) side by side Roll'n with the changing seasons' harvest and planning some good eats for tomorrow. A little mustard spinach (Komatsuna) side by side...different plants, same results. Knowing that half the crop trials will look like the little guy on the left always kills me; however, the sacrifice highlights the benefits of focusing on microbes rok-radishes rok-vegetables
Leeks (Negi)
Leeks (Negi) Gotta luv those roots on our leeks. rok-garlic rok-vegetables
Taro
Taro "Satoimo" rok-potatoes rok-vegetables
Taro
Taro "Satoimo" A member of the Araceae family, Taro ("Kalo" in Hawaiian) plants are probably best known for the purple and creamy "poi," an ancient and important staple for Hawaiians. Poi is made in traditional underground ovens and pounded into a paste, adding water for consistency and served. See more from Hawaii Seed. They are a great promoter of non-GMO farmed taro throughout the islands. http://www.hawaiiseed.org/local-issues/taro/ rok-potatoes rok-vegetables
Taro
Taro "Satoimo" Taro is found all over Polynesia and Asia. In Japan, these fiber-rich corms are called "Satoimo," which means "sweet taro" and is usually broiled. Watch out, they can be a bit slimy. rok-potatoes rok-vegetables
Taro
Taro "Satoimo" Fed only a little Be-1, compared with typical plants, this bunch of sweet taro from a Japanese farmer has about three times the number of baby tubers, also called "Keiki" in Hawaiian. rok-potatoes rok-vegetables
Roots Growing on Soil Surface
Roots Growing on Soil Surface Roots are so happy that they are growing on surface of the pot! rok-fungi
Koshihikari rice
Koshihikari rice Rice fed with Be-1. A literal mat of roots. May 1, 2014 rok-rice
Koshihikari rice
Koshihikari rice No Be-1, but other leading rice fertilizer. Roots are decent. May 1, 2014 rok-rice
Koshihikari rice
Koshihikari rice No fertilizers, no roots. May 1, 2014 rok-rice
Ginger
Ginger The ginger on the far right was fed Be-1 and shows certain growth advantage over those to the left. rok-ginger rok-vegetables
Garlic Bulbs
Garlic Bulbs Garlic bulbs (tape measure is in cm) have also shown plenty of growth using Be-1. rok-garlic rok-vegetables
Easter Lilly Bulb
Easter Lilly Bulb Closeup. The tape measure is in centimeters (cm). rok-flowers
Koshihikari rice
Koshihikari rice Already a significant difference in root growth. rok-rice
Koshihikari rice
Koshihikari rice Left (A) fed Be-1; Right (B) is fed with other leading fertilizer rok-rice
Easter Lilly Bulb
Easter Lilly Bulb rok-flowers