Beets is chard and chard is beets. That’s right, they are both the same species Beta vulgaris. And that means they will cross up if you let them. My favourite thing about growing beet/chard seed is the elongated stems of the flowering plants with their defined edges and stripes that offset the vivid colours. My … More Beets is chard and chard is beets.
There are things you know a lot about and things you don’t know as much about. I know a lot about Brassicas seeds and Brassica cross pollination. But now that we’ve ran out of seed Brassicas to talk about, it’s time to move on to other crossers on #seedsavingformarketgrowers. And next up are some storage … More My Seed Saving Zone Of Discomfort
This is the fourth part of a series on crop planning for seed production. Seed production planning part 3 covered calculating how much to grow to meet your farm and marketing demands. The next step is choosing when to plant your seed crop to get a reliable seed harvest. (Most of this article was originally … More Plant Seed Crops on Time – Seed Production Planning Part 4
This is the third part of a series on crop planning for seed production. Seed production planning part 2 covered calculating how much seed to harvest to meet your farm and marketing demands. The next step is determining how many plants you need to grow to produce the amount of seed you need. We’ll look … More Seed Production Planning Part 3 – How Much To Grow
How about we take a little break from profit analysis for a field walk … We’ve begun seeding and planting in the field. Our first plants go onto ridges. The ridges dry up quicker than the flat ground so we can plant 7-10 days earlier even if the field is wet. As the picture above … More Field Update: Brassicas in Bloom!