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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.
As of March 11th we are sold out for our coming season of harvest boxes. If you are interested in joining us for 18 weeks of our beautiful flower share, please email Lorrie at shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com. We have 3 flower shares for the season available.

Our harvest boxes are on Tuesdays with pickup between 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Farm. 8005 Portland Rd. N.E. Salem, Oregon.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

First Seeding Day

Some of the seeds that we have ordered. Today begins the planting for our 2015 wonderful garden. Let the games begin!

Flats to fill in the greenhouse. Left side, 50 cell flats. To the right, 12 pots in a flat for planting onions and leeks. 25 per pot :) Yup, we have really good dexterity (and eye sight).

Our planting area. Notice Lisa's coffee cup.

Tracy, a friend from my junior high school years, stopped by. I remembered she has the BEST handwriting so she became our tag writer. Thanks Tracy!

Here Lisa is pre-drilling her 25 holes for each of the 25 onions she will plant in each pot. Focus was one of our key words today. Lisa has it! She planted 7 kinds of onions/shallots/scallions today.

Anna on the left, is due with her 4th in April. She is planting celery in a 50 cell flat. Angie on the right, is planting 3 kinds of basil. 

The seeds that need bottom heat are on the black propagating mat set near 75 degrees. We placed clear domes over each flat to hold in moisture and heat.

Angie planting leeks in the pots. I have no idea how she handles these tiny seeds with her beautiful nails.
See you next time on the farm.
Lorrie