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Sungolds, skipped a few steps....

Posted 6/10/2019

There are so many competing pulls on our farm time from April and into the longest days of June....Here are those Sungolds again, growing their first flowers and budding first fruits! We've pruned and supported these, given them daily attention with watering and nutrient needs, and like you, are watching and waiting for that first taste.Sungold Tomatoes, first flowers and budding fruits 2019!Sungold Tomatoes, first flowers and budding fruits 2019!

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Sungolds, step 2

Posted 4/9/2019

Here are the Sungold tomatoes, step 2.Sungolds step 2Sungolds step 2

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Sungold sprouts and other signs of spring...

Posted 3/26/2019

Welcome to spring! We are a few days into the 12 hours of daylight and counting....yesterday the first seedlings emerged in the greenhouse, and we are pretty excited to see that promise of summer abundance. Sungold tomatoes are a clear favourite in our household and on our market tables. Here they are, bursting forth, without even a true leaf yet to show. 
Sungold and cherry tomato seedlingsSungold and cherry tomato seedlings



These seedlings will need several more weeks in their open flats, and with a few sets of those true leaves on good and strong, we'll carefully move them into individual seedling trays, where their roots will have more space and time to establish. Depending on the spring weather patterns, these little ones will receive daily or twice daily attention in the seedling greenhouse for the first 6-8 weeks of their life cycle. We'll look to balance that right amount of moisture and heat and light and nutrients, before the next steps, which are transplanting the mature seedlings in the high tunnels, or in the prepared field beds. Delayed gratification for sure--once we've transplanted these Sungold beauties, we'll be nurturing them in the ground for almost 60 more days until first harvest.

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As the snow flies...

Posted 2/22/2019

Winter is here, or still here. We are two weeks under snow cover here at the farm, with another 'snowfall warning' issued this morning by Environment Canada for our east side of Vancouver Island. The cows are keeping warm under their shed by night, but at this point, I am hearing some moos that might be a little more than wondering about where their green grass has gone.Cows in February snowCows in February snow

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December Solstice

Posted 12/17/2018

This week we will be celebrating the winter solstice here on the farm. This morning, the light from the east and tiny swath of blue were enough to remind me of that celebration. Heart-felt thanks to all friends and family of Green Fire Farm out there. Your support and encouragement bring light to the long days of summer, and to the long nights of winter!December 2018 solstice week--morning skyDecember 2018 solstice week--morning sky

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