Jun 22, 2019
This week Clara chats with Jay Lowe of Jaqueline Gardens Ltd. in Niton Junction in NW Alberta. Jay's family started growing cut flowers in a greenhouse way out in Zone 2 in Niton Junction 30 years ago! He shares with us the history of their pioneering Alberta greenhouse cut flower business.
He no longer grows...
Jun 13, 2019
This week's episode is a really high level overview of composting. Composting is critical for maintaining fertility in your soil if you are growing and harvesting intensively. Heather and I chat about how we compost, using thermo-compost, vermicompost and bokashi composting, leaf mold, and mushroom compost.
Jun 6, 2019
We had such a great conversation with Lorna Jackson of Ninebark Farms on Vancouver Island B.C.! Our rich discussion covered so much, including how she got into flower farming, her five year plan, and how she keeps things sustainable.
You can find Lorna at https://www.ninebarkfarm.com/ and on instagram at
May 29, 2019
This week we discuss the issues and some of the research around plastics in horticulture, from our seed starting and potting up practices, our field production - so plastic field "mulches" and landscape or nursery fabrics/cloth, and our retail end with regards to sleeves etc.
Selected articles referenced in the...
May 22, 2019
This week we are are so fortunate to chat with Joanne Halter of Mistik Acres (Mistk Acres - Facebook , Mistik Acres - Instagram) in Alvena Saskatchewan. Joanne and her husband Pat have been flower farming on the Canadian Prairies for over 15 years, making her one of our longest term, most successful flower growers in...