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  1. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Eggplant

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5517

    shaped. For the best quality, choose one that is of medium size (3 to 4 inches in diameter). Other ... recommendations. The recommendations below are approximations. 1 medium eggplant = about 1½ pounds 1 pound fresh ... the vegetable crisper of your refrigerator at 45–50 degrees Fahrenheit. Your refrigerator should be ...

  2. Using °Brix as an Indicator of Vegetable Quality: Linking Measured Values to Crop Management

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1651

    often significant and immediate impacts on vegetable °Brix levels. In contrast, soil and crop nutrient ... timing or soil moisture levels also affect °Brix but in ways that may complicate management decisions. ... Production factors such as temperature and light levels and soil moisture and fertility status influence crop ...

  3. Natural Organic Lawn Care

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-4031

    performed at a soil-testing lab. Most tests will measure pH and various nutrient levels. Also included will ... amounts of the nutrients plants need. A useful tool in the assessment of soil quality is a soil test ... tests are usually available as an option and measure the percentage of organic matter in the soil. In ...

  4. Canning Basics

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5338

    Fahrenheit is not high enough to destroy botulinum bacteria. If botulinum bacteria survive and grow inside ... feet, boil foods 11 minutes. Food Acidity The acidity level, or pH, of foods determines whether they ... jellies made from fruit. (In pickling, the acid level is increased by adding lemon juice, citric acid or ...

  5. Growing American Ginseng in Ohio: An Introduction

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-56

    soil conditions. Soil testing is highly recommended. See OSU Extension Fact Sheet F-58, Growing ... high value, it is sought after by many. The biggest potential problem any grower will face is the risk ... source. Current cost of stratified seed is between \$85 to \$150 per pound. Planting can be as simple as ...

  6. Selecting Hydrangeas for the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1263

    aluminum phosphate unavailable to the plant. While a soil test will provide the level of phosphorus, there ... cultivars of oakleaf, smooth, and panicle hydrangeas were attracting a high level of some pollinators, in ... lower pH levels (acid soils), aluminum is more readily available to the plant and flowers become blue. ...

  7. Tips for Calibrating Grain Yield Monitors—Maximizing Value of Your Yield Data

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-8

    differences in moisture content; a two to three point swing in test weight between varieties. Again, having ... calibration curves for high and low moisture or high and low test weight will help collect quality data. Of ... level file directory named for the date it was created… 141119M7.cn1\... CLAAS CEBIS Quantimeter.dat ...

  8. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Pears

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5526

    below are approximations. 1 bushel = approximately 50 pounds  1 pound = 2 or 3 medium-sized pears ... color. For these varieties, use the Check-the-Neck test, where gentle thumb pressure is applied near the ... A medium-sized pear (3½ ounce) provides about 100 calories and 6 grams of fiber. Pears contain potassium, copper, ...

  9. Lichens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-12

    naturalized texture. 4. Squamulose lichens can be described as a mix between foliose and crustose growth ... Bark, wood, mosses, rock, soil and peat are all natural substrates. Thalli will also establish itself on ... important roles in soil formation over much of the Earth. As lichens colonize rocks, they trap dust. Because ...

  10. Growing Giant Pumpkins in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1646

    add organic matter to the soils. Fertilizer and Lime A soil test is recommended in the fall to address ... prior to spring planting. Always apply lime and fertilizers based on soil test recommendations. ... moisture levels. The plastic can be installed when the soil is in good planting condition, any time from ...

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