We have been harvesting mushrooms weekly from the farm in the past few weeks. My kids love them in creamy soups. I sometimes mix them in egg omelette and it goes well with onions, tomatoes and cheese.
We were curious on how to grow them so we bought some prepared setup from EgSeeds in Tagaytay-Mendez Crossing at P20 per pack. We hanged the packs using old ribbons inside a dark makeshift room. The small room is a temporary storage area cum bathroom. For now, we are just content with harvesting them for our own consumption but we are planning to grow more for selling.
June 8, 2012 -- Growing Ashitaba
above: preparing the seeds of the ashitaba plant
I have been intrigued by growing popularity of ashitaba plant so I decided to research on it. There are several who sell what they claim as ashitaba but on closer look they are really gynura procumbens.
Angelica keiskei, more widely known unde...
January 8, 2012 -- Growing Jasmine Cuttings Jasmine is one of my favorite plants at home. The scent of their white flowers are very soothing and relaxing to the senses. I have difficulty propagating them though. I have tried several cuttings before but was only disappointed when almost all just withered away after some time. Persistence m...
January 2, 2012 -- PinoyEcoFarm Cool December
"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive." - Eleonora Duse
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January 27, 2012 -- Admiring the Begonias at PinoyEcoFarm One of the natural blessings in our farm is the abundance of these flowering begonias. These plants cling to the rocks beside the walkway to the river. Their pink flowers provide a magnificent contrast to the greenery. Begonia is a genus in the flowering plant family Begoniaceae and is a perennia...
January 26, 2012 -- Pili Sprouts at PinoyEcoFarm The pili seednuts given by Dr. Roberto Coronel have finally sprouted in our seedbed beside the river. It almost took two months before breaking free from the seemingly uncrackable hard shell. ...
November 30, 2010 -- Coffee Growers and Traders in Bulacan Migrant farmer group in Bulacan managed to develop their own community in Barangay Talbak with coffee as their primary cash crop....
November 26, 2010 -- Herbal Supplements Companies in the Philippines Studies continue to suggest new ways at looking at natural herbs, paving the way to more business opportunities, like what these companies in the Philippines have found out. ...
November 12, 2010 -- Profiting from Mushrooms There are advantages in growing mushrooms. These include: source of quality protein, effective ways to convert agricultural waste and low investment. ...
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Atis – Anona Squamosa Linn.: the fruits and leavesAtis - Anona Squamosa Linn.
Local names: Ates (Tag.); atis (Tag.); yates (Tag.); sugar apple, sweetsop (Eng.).
Atis is cultivated, throughout the Philippines and is occasionally spontaneous. It was introduced from tropical America by the Spaniards at an early date and is now p...7579 view(s) | posted on October 21, 2010
Hydroponics Farm in Tagaytay:
Hydroponics (from the Greek words hydro water and ponos labour) is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as perlite, gravel, or mineral wool using...6807 view(s) | posted on October 4, 2009
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