Our second farm season is now coming to a close. Our annual gardens are dying back and we are starting to clear out our garden beds and cover the soil while enjoing some very warm fall weather. Our fall greens are abundant and our created microclimates are stretching the season…yes we are still harvesting basil, the lemons are thriving as are the turmeric and ginger. Our olive trees are also covered in olives. Ann is looking forward to a winter rest. 🙂
Final open house for sales of Perennial Edible Plants: Sunday Oct 25th, 2015 from 10am-2pm. Next open house will be in the early spring of 2016. As usual, we will continue to make private appointments for people to come to the nursery to buy plants. Hope to see lots of people on Sunday and as always feel free to come and just walk around and say hi. 3295 Compton Road, East Highlands, Victoria.
Some of the special EVERGREEN plants for sale: Olives, Tea, Silver Berry, Evergreen Huckleberry, Wintergreen, and more.
Favourite food security plants: Hardy Kiwi’s, Fuzzy kiwi’s, Mulberries, Figs, nuts (walnut, yellowhorn, chestnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, etc), apples, pears, plums, grapes, berries, etc. We also have two types of ALMONDS and two types of APRICOTS coming in a couple weeks – taking orders for these now.
Perennial veggie’s: Good King Henry, Perennial Leek, broad leaved French Sorrel.
Nitrogen fixing plants: Autumn olive, Russian Olive, silver berry, sea berry (sea buckthorne), false Indigo, black locust, etc.
LOTS of other plants like quince, dwarf sour cherry, paw-paws, turmeric, rosemarie, sweet grass, native plants (sweet gale, salmon berry, labrador tea, nodding onion, Garry oak), siberian ginseng, elderberries (4 types), and lots of berries and currants.
Gord has been busy installing rain water systems and is now considering getting his certification for installing legal composting toilets and grey water systems in anticipation of the new BC regulations coming out in Spring of 2016. This Registered Onsite Wastewater Professional course is about $4,000, plus he would need to submit a number of completed projects, and then pay $800 yearly fee to earn his ROWP certification. As well he would need to have extra liability insurance …it’s a big deal, and we are thinking about what this would mean.
Hope to see some people on Sunday…if you come by keep an eye out for this feathered character.
Cheers, Ann and Gord