S6 L95 Project – Strawberries!

For lesson 95 I will grow strawberries in a planter that I’m going to build!  I’ll utilize the already-built planter that our family used a long time ago, I’ll refill it with dirt and plant the strawberries and water them once every two days!  Then in the middle of summer, I’ll be rewarded for all […]

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S6 L66 – Field Botany Project

In the first half of my field botany project I spent 30-45 minutes in my back yard observing plants and making notes.  I found the common and botanical names of three of the plants using an identification book or an online source.  I will sketch an overhead view of my backyard and indicate where I […]

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S6 L49 – Chocolate (syrup)

In the lesson a while ago, I was supposed to make chocolate – and I didn’t.  And now, once I passed it, I made it – and screwed it up.  Here’s the ingredients to follow along: 2 cups (220g) cocoa powder 3/4 cup (170g) butter, softened at room temperature 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 2/3 cup […]

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S6 L20 Review – Cocoa Diseases & Pests

Diseases Vascular-streak dieback (VSD) caused by the fungus known as Oncobasidium theobroma distinguished in the 1960s caused heavy losses of trees in mature plantations chlorosis of one leaf on the second or third flush behind the tip restrict transport Witches´ Broom   attacks only actively growing tissue sensitive to light and drying   Moniliophthora perniciosa […]

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