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I received a surprise email late last week from one of my readers, Eva Johannsen, who runs a native tree farm in Winlaw, BC asking if I’d like some free organic seedlings.

Eva made it to our house on Saturday around lunchtime and presented us with two flats of three inch seedling containers filled with a wonderful variety of tomatoes, pumpkins, lettuce, basil and peppers. These seedlings are in great shape and of a decent size, better than most of the plants we’d started indoors. So on Sunday afternoon we made some room in the garden for the seedlings, saving some of them for our friends Brandy and Tyrone, and settled them in for the growing season. I think our garden beds are full now, aside from the rotation of the early crops such as radish and kale to something else in a couple of weeks.

Obviously, this year’s seedlings purchasing options are coming to a close for the season, but if you live in the West Kootenays and would be interested in organic, local seedlings delivered to your home or town, Eva is interested to know if there would be demand for a community supported agriculture initiative on this front next year. We’ll certainly be interested in exploring this model as a way to get high quality organic seedlings next year.

Thank You Eva!

Published by Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.

One reply on “Organic Seedlings”

  1. We got some beautiful seedlings from Eva too. We’ve planted a lot of them, but still have a number of different varieties of tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, squash and pumpkin. If you know anyone in the Trail or Rossland area That might be interested in trying some, let me know.


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