Category Archives: Biology

Bottling Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented drink, made of sweet tea and brewed over a period of a week or more. If you buy bottled kombucha, you should expect to pay $4 for a half liter. If you’re interested in having it on a regular basis, you will want to start brewing it yourself. The equipment for brewing your own kombucha consists of common items, and the process is not very difficult. You can buy brewing kits, but you can make your own out of things that are likely already in your kitchen. To get your first culture, you may be able to get one from a friend who is already brewing, buy one online, or make your own by adding a bottle or two of store bought, unpasteurized kombucha to your first batch. Continue reading

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Growing Garlic

Garlic is a great crop to grow. It is really easy, and requires barely any work. Plant it in the fall before the ground freezes, cut the scapes in the spring, and then harvest the garlic in the mid summer. Dry them over the summer, pick out the best cloves for next year, and start again.

Garlic is a great crop to grow. It is really easy, and requires barely any work. Plant it in the fall before the ground freezes, cut the scapes in the spring, and then harvest the garlic in the mid summer. Dry them over the summer, pick out the best cloves for next year, and start again.

Growing garlic can introduce you to biology, ecology, soil, life cycles, agriculture, and you get to eat the project! Continue reading

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