On June 30 we hosted our first official BC Seed Trials Field Day at Local Harvest Farm in Chilliwack. This was our first chance to bring in other farmers to view and evaluate the beet varieties and the first chance that farmers could find out which variety was which! It was a beautiful though windy […]
In the last week we have gotten our final two beet trials sown. One in the Courtenay area of Vancouver Island with Robin Sturley at Ripple Farm of Merville Organics and the other in Prince George by Serena Black of Northern Grown Consulting. Above, Serena and her partner Wyatt are finishing up their beet planting […]
Ok – so this post is a little late, but still relevant! On June 6 I got out to Westham Island Herb Farm to do a germination and vigour rating on the beets. These beets were actually planted on May 18, which meant data should have been collected on June 1. On June 1 […]
Sunday and Monday saw two more plantings of the beet trials at Amara Farm in Courtenay and Growing Opportunities Farm Community Cooperative in Nanaimo. We still have three more farms which needs to sow beets and have already had our first data collection results for germination and vigour! More to come soon!