Growing Vegetable Transplants at Home
Seattle Urban Farm Company Blog
by hilary dahl
4M ago
Every plant in your garden has to come from somewhere, and for most home vegetable gardeners, that “somewhere” is either a seed in a packet or a transplant tray in a garden center. For the ambitious and curious few, there’s a third way to populate a backyard vegetable patch growing your own transplants at home. A home nursery gives you the option to explore varieties that are not available from garden centers, and gives you total control over how and when your baby plants are grown..  Home transplant production is not, however, for the faint of heart.  A slapdash propagation space i ..read more
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Fun Freyr trellis feature from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show!
Seattle Urban Farm Company Blog
by hilary dahl
4M ago
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Easy Garden Clean Up With The Freyr Trellis
Seattle Urban Farm Company Blog
by hilary dahl
6M ago
One of the best things about using the Freyr trellis and compostable strings to support your crops: end of season cleanup! All you do is cut the strings, bundle up your debris and toss it into the compost. If you’ve ever spent hours detangling vines from metal mesh or plastic netting, you may understand what a game changer this can be! Below you’ll find a few videos of us cleaning up tall, vining crops from the Freyr trellis at the end of the season. Clearing summer squash off of the Freyr trellis at the end of the season: Cutting down and clearing spring sugar snap peas: After clearing the sp ..read more
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Fall Vegetable Garden Care and Soil pH
Seattle Urban Farm Company Blog
by hilary dahl
6M ago
Amending vegetable garden beds with lime and compost in the Fall. Image from “Grow More Food: A Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to The Biggest Harvest Possible” [The following introduction is an excerpt from our second book, “Grow More Food: A Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to The Biggest Harvest Possible”] If you have an existing garden that hasn’t been managed with an eye towards ongoing soil management, you likely have depleted some (or most) of the essential nutrients. You may also have an overly acidic or basic pH. Plants absorb significant quantities of nutrients from the soil each year, and unl ..read more
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Seed Saving Tips for the home Gardener
Seattle Urban Farm Company Blog
by hilary dahl
6M ago
Harvested cranberry bean seed after drying on the vine. Seed Saving Tips for the Home Gardener Seed saving is the art of collecting the seed from your crop and using it in subsequent seasons to grow new plants. Even if you save only small quantities of a few crops, understanding more about the life cycle, breeding tendencies, and botany of your crops will help you manage and care for them more effectively.  Only open pollinated crops will produce seed that is viable and that breeds true to itself. Breeding true means that the plants grown from your collected seed will produce a crop ..read more
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Drip Irrigation How-To, Part 2
Seattle Urban Farm Company Blog
by hilary dahl
6M ago
Welcome to Part 2 of Drip irrigation Video Series In this video we wrap up our irrigation installation by connecting the drip lines and testing the system. Subscribe to our YouTube channel! We want you to love your garden. We’ve managed hundreds of gardens, from urban rooftop sites, to backyard beds, to multi-acre farms. In our books, we share the tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way, so you can grow a more beautiful, productive and efficient garden, and have fun doing it!   Grow More Food: A Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Getting the Biggest Harvest Possible from a Space of Any S ..read more
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Fall Tomato Care
Seattle Urban Farm Company Blog
by hilary dahl
6M ago
Tomato plants supported by vertical strings on a Freyr trellis. There are very few vegetable gardens without tomato plants. Unless you’re allergic, it’s hard to imagine why you wouldn’t want them. A healthy tomato plant is beautiful, bountiful and provides a quality of fruit that is virtually impossible to get from a store (although possible to get from a farm stand). Regardless of the length of your tomato harvest season, it’s always a priority to extend it as much as possible.  Unlike some other crops (looking at you green beans) that you may eventually tire of before they’ve finished ..read more
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How to successfully grow basil
Seattle Urban Farm Company Blog
by hilary dahl
6M ago
I love basil. I love growing basil, eating basil, looking at basil, thinking about basil, and talking about basil. One of the best things about basil is that, while on first blush it may seem like a challenging plant to grow, in reality it is very easy, prolific, and predictable. As long as you go about it the right way. When you live in the Pacific Northwest, the first thing you need to know about basil is that it hates our climate. For about nine months every year, our weather is the exact antithesis of what basil prefers. Basil hates 40 degree weather and it hates rain. In fact, any temper ..read more
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Freyr Trellis Stockists
Seattle Urban Farm Company Blog
by hilary dahl
6M ago
In addition to ordering online directly from us, all 4 colors of the Freyr trellis and our compostable trellis clips can be found at the following Seattle-area, locally owned garden centers: Seattle: Ravenna Gardens // 2600 NE University Village, Seattle, WA 98105, United States Bainbridge Island: Bay Hay and Feed // 10355 NE Valley Rd, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-4347 ..read more
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SUFCo x Ecolibrium Farm Plant Sale - April 22nd & 23rd, 2023
Seattle Urban Farm Company Blog
by hilary dahl
6M ago
Plant Sale Selling certified Organic vegetable starts and Freyr Trellises in partnership with Ecolibrium Farm We are excited to partner with our friends at Ecolibrium Farm to offer expertly tended, organic veggie & herb starts direct from their greenhouses, and our new Freyr trellises and accessories. Plant sales are first come, first serve, but we’ll have lots! We will be demoing our Freyr trellis and accessories, which will also be available to purchase on site. If you’ve been looking for a chance to see the trellis in person, this is it! We’ll have a limited number of trellises for sa ..read more
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