Our annual open house is coming up. The full details are below. But one thing I’ll point out to all my seedy readers is that I will be giving seed and garlic tours during the event! Full Details Get out your calendars and reserve Sunday July 5th for our Open House. This also happens to … More Tourne-Sol Open House on Sunday 5 July, 2015
Two days until the Ste-Anne-Garlic festival! Find out more at http://steannegarlicfestival.wordpress.com/ or on Facebook We are busy brushing garlic bulbs with toothbrushes for the occasion! If you can’t make the event, you can live vicariously through last year’s garlic fest video.
The Concordia Seed Project (http://concordiaseedproject.weebly.com/) invites you to join us on Wednesday, August 13 from 2-4pm for an afternoon with seed saving expert Daniel Brisebois at the Tourne-Sol Co-operative farm. This farm tour will focus on large-scale organic seed production. Hands on seed saving demonstrations will be part of the afternoon activities. This tour is … More Seed Saving Farm Tour At Tourne-Sol Farm
Our new seed catalog is out. Actually it’s been out since the end of January but I didn’t take the time to post it here! This is a new step in Tourne-Sol catalogs. It has a lot more colour (4 pages!) & it is fully bilingual French/English. We used to print a different version for … More 2014 Tourne-Sol seed catalog
We’ve finally finished out 2013 seed catalog. You can download it from the Tourne-Sol website. Last year we’d set a Jan. 1 release date target. Though Stella has been a big help with germ tests and seed packing this winter, we’re a bit behind on that release date! Maybe next year … Also, Jordan Marr … More 2013 Tourne-Sol seed catalog
Seven or eight years ago I planted some Bulgarian Carrot Hot Pepper seeds from Fedco. Most of the plants had elongated orange fruit similar to Cayenne peppers but with more flesh. One plant was covered with fruit that were round and squat though equally orange and spicy. This rogue pepper plant was likely due to … More Selecting/Breeding Hot Peppers
Some of the brassicas that have been blooming over the last month. Brassica rapa and oleracea in bloom ARUGULA in bloom CHERVIL in bloom (An Umbel not a Brassica)