Robin grows vegetables and seeds in Metchosin, British Columbia. Robin is also one of the co-owners of Saanich Organics – a collective of 3 farmers that run a veggie box program and seed company. In this episode Robin talks about how she selects plants from her 10 acre vegetable farm and transplants them to a … More The seed growers podcast episode 9 – Robin Tunnicliffe of Sea Bluff Farm
Onion update. This is what those onions I replanted for seed look like these days. Still a few weeks until seed. My next free online workshop is on Thursday May 19 at 2pm Eastern … It will be about harvest efficiency – more details coming soon!
A little rabbit kit in the home garlic patch. Out on its own for a little walk. I can imagine mama is a bit worried where her baby is at. 🐇 🐇 🐇 🐇 🐇 We’ve got 2 gardens at home. One fenced-in garden with all the tender greens and tasty things. And one garden … More A visitor in the garlic
Liz Martin and Matthew Glenn farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. They grow vegetables for CSA and market and every year they grow a handful of seed crops on contract to seed companies. In this episode Liz and Matthew talk about how they started saving seeds hoping to improve some crop … More The seed growers podcast episode 8 – Liz and Matthew of Muddy Fingers Farm￼
Frank Morton is a seed grower outside of Philomath, Oregon. Frank runs Wild Garden Seeds with his wife Karen and the help of Victor Sauvie and Mark Luterra. They sell seed retail through a print catalog and online store, and sell seed wholesale to seed companies. We had a pretty long conversation so I’ve broken … More The seed growers podcast episode 7 – Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed￼
How long should you run your irrigation system for?? On average, you probably want to aim for 1 inch of water a week. If you know your sprinkler or drip tape flow rate and you know the area that you’re irrigating, you’ve got everything you need to figure out how long to run your system. … More fsa tip #69 How long should you irrigate for?
Monday, we took a bunch of flags and marked our favourite Rainbow Tatsoi plants. When it’s time to harvest seed, we’re going to harvest the flagged plants separately. The seed from these plants will be our stock seed for next year. In this way every generation is a little more what we want it to … More Flagging Rainbow Tatsoi
Sweet pods full of fat green Kale seed a few weeks from harvest. And to the right, onions are about to bloom. My next free online workshop is on Thursday June 16 at 2pm Eastern …
Helen Skiba gets into saving Bupleurum seed and Dahlia tubers in episode 6 of The Seed Growers Podcast. Here are some of the highlights of the bupleurum seed conversation: • Planting schedules • Plant spacing • When seed is mature • Harvesting gradually through the season • Threshing and winnowing • Farm saved bupleurum seed … More Saving bupleurum seed and dahlia tubers
If you were a bee, wouldn’t you want to pollinate this flower? Here are some alliums in bloom These are chives! These are scallions! If you pay attention to the pictures you can actually see these beds are 5 feet apart from each other. There is a weedy bed between both allium beds. Chives and … More Blooming alliums