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Season 2011 Warm Lovers Started

Season 2011 Warm Lovers Started

We have been very busy planning out 2011 farming season.  We will be farming up to 10 acres with 80 varieties of mixed vegetables.   We got an exciting line up of heirloom, organic and exotic global vegetables. We will also have 3 green houses to extend our season.  We are expanding our CSAs from 5 to 25 and starting two farmers’ market locations as well. Here is a section of the seeds.  These seeds are already [Read More...]
Frozen South Asian veggies inside hoop house

Frozen South Asian veggies inside hoop house

Our visit on December 6 was a pleasant one.  We had - 8 C degree temperatures with over night temperatures going even below that. Our cold crops were in excellent condition but the warm lovers were toast.  We were surprised to find eggplants and chillies frozen and in excellent condition. We harvested them all and then cleared the plants and tossed them in the compost pile. The ground was really wet and we didn’t [Read More...]
Trinco Chilli seeds saved

Trinco Chilli seeds saved

We didn’t have too much success with the Trinco Chillies from Eelam.  But the ones in our backyard gardens thrived and we are in the process of collecting the red chillies for seeds. We will let them fully dry and then save the seeds.  There is a huge demand for these spicy chillies in the GTA area. We are also planning on using them next year for pickles and chilli powder.
Trinco Chilli seed development

Trinco Chilli seed development

We grew these Trinco Chillies in our basement grow rack.  Started the seedlings in early March. We got the seed from our Markham backyard garden friend.  We planted some of those in Brampton outside lot and was very disappointed with the development. The clay soil in our Brampton lot didn’t suit this variety well.  But the organic garden in Milton backyard is full of these chilli plants.  We have been harvesting [Read More...]

Milton Backyard Harvest

Roma tomatoes, Oxheart tomatoes,  Trinco spicy chillies, Green peppers and Eggplants are from our Milton 10 X 20 backyard. We froze some of the tomatoes after removing their stem area and double zip lock bagging. We also shared some with our neighbors.  The eggplant will be turned into non spicy curries with green tomatoes.
Trinco chilli in Milton backyard!

Trinco chilli in Milton backyard!

These Trinco Chilli plants were initially developed in Markham backyard by one of our team member’s father. He saved the seeds from ripened and dried chillis. This is the second year.  He shared some of his seeds with us.   We had a mixed results. It is doing great in our backyards but struggling hard on the Brampton micro plot.  It could be the clay soil at the Brampton plot.  Our backyard plots have been cultivated [Read More...]
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