2018 Season We are at the Fulton St. Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm from May through October, and Wednesday and Fridays from 8am to 1pm during July, August, and September. Plus, we are offering working share CSA memberships. Plant Sale Info: We sell naturally grown, chemical free, heirloom vegetable plants in a variety of crops and types. Pre-ordering is encouraged! The plants will also be available at our Fulton Street Farmer Market stand on Saturday from early May through mid June.
At Earthkeeper Farm, we grow food sustainably, using only natural, chemical free, and biodynamic growing practices. We strive to create a balanced farm ecosystem, which naturally keeps disease and pests under control. Biodiversity, environmental protection, building healthy soil, and commitment to a local food system are a few key elements of the farm.
We grow chemical free vegetables, fruits, and plants. The majority of our harvest is vegetables, of which we grow a wide variety. Including over 50 different crops with over 150 different varieties.
Bee Feed Flower Seed Mix If you received a packet of seeds from our farm, this is all the growing information. The seeds and info are from Johnny's Selected Seeds. "Provide bee forage all season long. A blend of nectar and pollen flowers for honey bees, native bees, bumblebees, and other pollinators. This mix of low-maintenance perennials and reseeding annual wildflowers contains: • Agastash foeniculum - Anise Hyssop (P) • Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster (P) • Callistephus chinensis - China Aster (A) • Cheiranthus allionii - Siberian Wallflower (P) • Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis (P) • Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis (A) • Cynoglossum amabile - Chinese Forget-Me-Not (B) • Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower (P) • Erigeron speciosus - Fleabane (P) • Eschscholzia californica - California Poppy (A) • Gaillardia pulchella - Indian Blanket (A) • Gilia capitata - Globe Gilia (A) • Layia platyglossa - Tidy Tips (A) • Linum perenne - Blue Flax (P) • Lobularia maritima - Sweet Alyssum (A) • Monarda fistulosa - Bergamot (P) • Nemophila menziesii - Baby Blue-Eyes (A) • Papaver rhoeas - Corn Poppy (A) (Varieties are subject to change depending upon availability.)
Ht. 4-48". Avg. 34,000 seeds/oz.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-28 days at 65-75°F (18-24°C).
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Prepare weed-free field or bed area. Broadcast mixture evenly over area. Lightly rake seed and gently tamp into soil. Seed should be no deeper than 1/8". Keep area moist to aid germination. Plant in late spring, after last frost, early summer or fall. Fall seeding can be very successful, especially in dry soils. Fall plantings are "dormant seeds"; the seeds will not germinate until spring.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.
SEEDING RATE: A packet (approximately 500 seeds) sows a 75-100' row or 5-10 square feet.; 5 oz. sows 1,000 square feet; 6-12 lb./acre. Use the higher rate for maximum color and when adequate soil preparation and weed control are not possible.
USES: Natural plantings for beds and field areas."
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