Today marked day one in seeding for our quest to grow some intoxicatingly beautiful, organic, cut flowers for the shop and farmers markets around town. The seedlings will be grown out in plugs in our sexy new greenhouse and then taken to Richmond where it they'll spend the next few months in some incredibly fertile Fraser River alluvial soil. We have 32 varieties planned, some will be very familiar and some are even new to us. Unique varieties of Rudbeckia, Zinnia, Sunflower, and Celosia will be mixed with Ursinia, Bracteantha, and Setaria.
This is all new to us and so there will be bumps and bruises along the way but it will certainly be an exciting, enriching learning experience. We'll get to have our kids at the farm harvesting flowers, picking out slugs, weeding here and there, and enjoying the quietness (mental and physical) of working in the soil and tending to some incredible plant species. We will also have the fortune of hanging out with Kimi and Kareno from Sweet Digz Farm who are simply, just awesome people. They also happen to be super talented farmers growing amazing food for people like you and me. We have already spent a bit of time out there and it feels really special to be collaborating and building local business with good friends. If you are interested in joining a CSA, these gals are a sure bet.
Stay posted, we'll be regularly updating our triumphs and our follies. Here's to a good farming adventure...