Seed Starting

…Locally Grown…Sustainable…Freshly Picked… Chemical-Free… Growing plants from seeds is a cost effective and rewarding way to start a garden.  Our goal, at the farm, is to have every seed that we sow germinate.  Young plants are the most fragile and require delicate care during their first month. In order to ensure successful seed production, proper cleaning…

5 Steps to Fast Compost

Making compost is probably the single most important thing that we can do for our organic farm.  The success of our gardens depends on the soil, and the health of the soil depends on the compost we give it.  Here in southeast Alaska, composting is a slower cold approach than how it is traditionally done…

Succession Planting in Soil Blocks

…Locally Grown…Sustainable…Freshly Picked… Chemical-Free… After such a snowy and cold winter, it has been heartwarming for us to return home from our winter travels and begin making plans for the spring.  Even through our gardens are under snow at the moment, and it will be weeks before we will sink our hands into the soil; now…

Pre-Sprouting Seeds

…Locally Grown…Sustainable…Freshly Picked… Chemical-Free… Carrots, parsnips, beets, chard and parsley can take between 14 to 21 days to germinate; that means the seed bed must be kept evenly moist for up to three weeks or longer. This year, in an effort to provide our CSA Share Members with a fresh spring crop of delicious organic…

Soil Health = Food Quality

…Locally Grown…Sustainable…Freshly Picked… Chemical-Free… Food quality is directly connected to the health of the soil in which it is grown.  We see our farm as a whole living system, where it’s elements work together to build and maintain soil fertility.  Through a careful program of balanced crop rotation, composting and cover cropping system, we are…

Green Sprouting & Growing Potato Seed

…Locally Grown…Sustainable…Freshly Picked… Chemical-Free… GREEN SPROUTING: Green sprouting is an easy way to get a jump start on the growing season.  Green sprouting reduces the growing time by 10 to 14 days. Begin green sprouting or chitting about 4 weeks before expected plant date. Green Sprouting is easy.  Warm pre-cut potatoes at 65°-70°F in a…