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We practice sustainability at the farm. Crop rotation, use of drip irrigation and re-using the flower water each week are some of the ways we are being kind to the earth.
We have availability for our Special Edition Harvest Box that will be available for pick up on Tuesday, November 14th. These Special Edition Harvest Boxes are $25.00 each this year. We do have a limited amount. First come, first served.
Please email Lorrie at shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com if you are interested.

Pick up would be on Tuesday, November 14th between 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Farm. 8005 Portland Rd. N.E. Salem, Oregon.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Farm activities begin 2014

Lisa, Anna and the kiddos "pruned" the curly willow tree. Angie and Anna are hanging the beautiful branches so they will dry a little straighter. Possible additions to bouquets this coming summer.

She is almost one, conked out and gets to nap in the warm greenhouse. Notice the watering can behind her so she won't roll off!

Florencio planted these peas. February 19th they were moved outside. We are hoping they survive and there will be early peas to eat. A taste of spring.

The little ones checking out the spinach that popped up! Dried peppers from last year rest on the hardware cloth counter.

All hands on deck. They are good helpers!

Very small flower seeds. This is all that came in this packet.

These little seeds Lisa planted with tweezers. She has good concentration! She planted these on February 4th. We were at the Farm on the 19th and they had germinated!!! When we went to check them out we were surprised they had come up so fast. The package says 4-5 weeks. We rock :)

My turn to plant with tweezers. And when you just think you may have let them go from the tweezers, you can't tell because they look like dirt!

Another little one gets in on the action. We are so fortunate to have a warm place to plant. And dry.

Love our little OSU girl's dinosaur hat.

A few of the seeds we started on Feb. 4th. All were up by Feb. 19th. We are trying celery this year. Hmmm.

Anna planting pepper seeds. We sowed about 800 pepper seeds on Feb. 19th. 25 different varieties. The walkie talkie next to the flat is for kidlet communications. :)

Basil likes it very warm. We started these on Feb. 4th in hopes of having basil growing in the greenhouse raised beds and ready to harvest for the first boxes.

An early cabbage looks happy!

Some leaves have been trimmed on the left side, critters in the greenhouse. Fungus gnats and/or mice. We are dealing with these guys. Sticky traps for fungus gnats and flip like traps with peanut butter for the furry guys.

Parsley up and growing. The "cotyledons" aren't frilly like the true leave will be. Cotyledons will fall off once the true leaves take over photosynthesis. 

Onions two weeks after planting. They even smell good!

These are Sweet William flower seeds that are coated in clay. Without the coating they are like dust particles. There were 32 seeds in this container.

Two different types of bunching onion seeds. They will be covered with a thin layer of sterile germination mix.

She is awake and eating a brown graham cracker, not dirt (at least this time anyway!). And she is walking all over the greenhouse.