Howdy! Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Joshua Johnson and I am a senior Horticulture major at Texas A&M University. I also have a minor in Plant Breeding which is the career I want to eventually end up in. I love pretty much every aspect of plants but have a real passion for gardening. Now! Let me tell you about what I have been doing this week.
Well this week has been wonderful due to the fact that it is our first one back from Winter Vacation. I'm sure we are all having a great time getting back into the swing of things that encompass school work and life. I am actually really excited about this semester because it is my last and I get to do an internship at the Howdy Farm! I have always been involved with the Howdy farm being a member my freshman year and then just volunteering for the rest of my college years. I honestly didn't even know about the Howdy Farm internship until my friends told me about it and I knew it would be a great fit for me!
This week at my internship was mainly just planning ahead and finalizing the idea for my project at the Howdy Farm. We have decided to go ahead with the Hydroponic Tomatoes idea where we will be test which disease resistances are more advantageous to have when think about Hydroponics. Since I am so intrigued with disease resistance and I absolutely love growing tomatoes I thought that this idea Michael brought up was fantastic.
This week I mostly weeded some rows to get ready for new plants, as you can see in the photos above. I also got to meet some new people that have all seemed very kind and have a passion for the outdoors. We ended the week by harvesting some leafy greens to sell at the Farmer Market on Saturday, as you can see below.