Signs of Spring

I couldn't be happier with the breaks of sunshine that have heralded in the spring, particularly because I know the weather report calls for more rain soon.  Taking advantage of the opportunity, I snapped some shots of the budding and blossoming happening around the fields.


A cabbage transplant that has been moved outside the hoophouse, one of the first this spring.

Raspberry cane buds, I can taste the berries already. 

What spring farm blog posting would be complete without at least one baby animal photo?  Meet Millie, a NW farm terrier, and the newest addition to the menagerie.  As you can plainly see, she is a fierce guard dog.  She doesn't let any stranger onto the farm...without trying to lick their face first. 

Flower starts and seedy websites

Greetings everyone, Pablo here.

Of course, my first post will be all about me!  I want to shamlessly advertise a new website that my brother designed for me  It is where I am selling flower seed that I grew and harvested down in Oregon before I moved up here.  I also have a seed rack at our farm stand here, and at Compost It in town.

This is the seed rack at Heritage Farm

I know that you might be uncertain about an "online store" or even seeds in general, seeing as how they are so small and everything. To dispel those fears, check out a few seed starting books such as The Maritime Northwest Garden GuideThe Flower Farmer, and Seed Sowing and Saving, as well as Seed to Seed to prepare yourself for a floral adventure.  We are entering the "window of opportunity", where everything is possible to plant, and your acreage is the limit!
Look, these seeds really do work!
Celosia "Pampas Plume"
The flowers shown above are the first "wave" of flower seedlings.  I plan on successively sowing several (a regular tongue twister) batches, that way I can provide flowers to our CSA customers and farmstand regulars throughout the season.