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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.


Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17 Seeds and Flowers

Lisa writes tags. Large leafed cucumber plants at her elbow. Flats waiting to be filled stacked in the background.

My niece Angie with her daughter in the OSU sweatshirt. Planting lettuce seeds. I think my great niece may have written the tag!

Zinnia seeds just before they are covered up. They look like arrowheads!

A few seeds have found their homes in the 50 cell flats. The plastic covers are on the seeds that are planted on top of the soilless mix. Some seeds need light to germinate. Without the covers they dry out before they can germinate and then the seeds die.

Basil is smelling delicious. When it gets a little larger it will be planted in the soil filled wooden boxes in the background. Basil loves heat.

Red stemmed beets get a head start in the greenhouse. They will be planted out into the raised beds once they can stand the weather.

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower plants that were started in the greenhouse. These plants don't mind cool temperatures. They will even survive a freeze. Florencio has all the drip irrigation set up, too.

Mom and Dad enjoyed flowers in all seasons. Flowering cherry trees, daffodils and tulips are enjoying the weather. Mom's row of rose bushes to the left. Drip irrigation once again is present.

The flowering cherry tree even has blooms on its trunk!