Supporting Our Region's Producers
Field Day: Greenhouse Tour at Salix & Sedge Farm
Salmo: November 10, 2020
Brendan and Cali completed their first full season in their heated greenhouse at Salix and Sedge Organic Farm in Salmo, BC (natural gas) and it's been an exciting year with lots of learning. The crop production plan for the greenhouse is early season heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers and later season (winter) salad greens. At the field tour, the greenhouse was currently planted with greens that will be harvested through the winter. Farm owners Brendan and Cali discussed some of the challenges including vegetation management, crop fertility considerations, pest and disease management, irrigation design and timing for optimal production.
Sharing information between local producers is a valuable practice and participants discussed a range of production topics from the 2020 season.