crop planning

Vegetable variety resistance
Last summer, Shannon was invited to speak at the Nova Scotia Small Farm Expo about how we choose the varieties we grow. Here’s that presentation in a nutshell.                     Every winter, we order seeds for the coming season. We’re always on the look-out for varieties of crops that will become a new favourite. So, we order from diverse sources. High Mowing Organic Seeds, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Osborne Seeds, and Fedco Seeds are the companies where we purchase the majority of our vegetable seeds. Geo Seeds is where we buy the bulk of […]

How do we choose which Seed Varieties to ...

People ask us that a lot. Prospective farmers ask us. Market customers ask us. Friends and family ask us. Our winter work looks very different than our spring or summer or fall work but it’s equally as important to the success of our farm. Our answer: There are many things we do in the winter. On a very basic level, we keep our house from freezing. Our house is heated only with our wood stove. A few years ago, we had insulation installed into our old farmhouse which has helped a lot. We don’t heat the second floor of our […]

What Do You Do in the Winter?