Physalis Blog Post

Getting Started: Citizen Science 2020

by | Feb 24, 2020 | Physalis Project

Welcome!

To our new blog subscribers: Welcome! We hope that you will enjoy following along with our project. We use this blog to share project updates as well as other Physalis related content. Feel free to check our some of our past posts here.

Getting Started

With the shipment of seeds this past week the 2020 Citizen Science Project is officially underway!  To help you get started we’ve created a separate Citizen Science website that will host all of the project information. On there you will find growing tips, the growing instruction sheet that you received in your initial email, and instructions about data collection.

The bulk of our data collection will take place using the iNaturalist database. Step-by-step instructions on how to use this data recording platform can be found on our Citizen Science website.

Preview of the iNaturalist platform

We also ask that your record the dates of initial seeding, transplanting, and harvest by filling out this form. If you hit submit your progress will be saved and you can edit it at a later date by accessing your email receipt from your initial submission.

If you have any questions along the way feel free to reach out and we will assist you.

Dates of importance:

March 1st : This is our recommended start date for the goldenberry (Colombia) seeds

April 1st: This is our recommended start date for groundcherry (PHY 50 and Pineapple) and tomatillo (Toma Verde) seeds

These recommendations are based on our Upstate NY climate USDA hardiness zone of 5b. You may need to adjust based on your location. On average plants take about seven weeks to get to a good “transplant into the ground” size.

Happy Planting!

 

Contact:

Boyce Thompson Institute
533 Tower Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14853
607.254.1234
contact@btiscience.org