Mar 30, 2020
This week we are chatting about planning for Q2.
Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum and audio editing was completed by the uber talented Laura Eccleston.
Mar 20, 2020
Controlling disease and pests in hoophouses can be challenging. We had noticed that recently some flower farmers in the U.S. have adopted "in-ground soil steaming" to tackle this challenge. In the course of investigating in-ground steaming further, we came across research into a new technology that works with...
Mar 13, 2020
Soil blocking is a cornerstone of our flower operations. We both start the majority of our seeds in soil blocks. In this episode we discuss a bit of the history, why we use soil blocks, basic recipes and the various resources we have used.
Mar 6, 2020
Well, this week we are venturing into the "hot button" topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The technology for genetic engineering is developing in leaps and bounds. In fact, how rapidly it is developing completely blind sided us. So we thought a little bit of a discussion about GMOs in the floriculture...
Mar 1, 2020
Local tulips in Alberta in February? You bet, Jaq and Trudie of The Tulip Farm, Red Deer have been growing hydroponic tulips for over a decade for the local market here! We got to spend a fabulous hour chatting with Jaq about their operation and how they are able to bring truly local tulips to market in Alberta in...