Haskap Video

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Our Haskap video shows the team effort needed to take our approximately 6500 Haskap seedlings from plants to one gallon pots as well as the laying of a combination of leaf mulch and mushroom compost in the field that will … Continued

Planting Black Currants

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Planting Our Black Currants We are getting ready to plant approximately 1550 Black Currant plants.  We have chosen to use several different Black Currant cultivars to provide us with the right combinations of fruit and flavours to make our products … Continued

Cover Crop is Up

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Our mixed cover crop of oats and red clover is starting to poke through. The oats and clover were planted with the goals of weed suppression, erosion control and supply of green manure. We are hoping to develop a great … Continued

Jams, Juices and Sauces

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Our fresh Black Currants should be available in mid to late July and delicious jams, juices and sauces will follow shortly after. We chose our name, Plaid Shirt Farms, because although we are serious about farming, we wanted to have … Continued

Checking our Black Currants

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Our Black Currants were planted in 2015 as not much more than twigs,and are now developing nicely into the sturdy, productive bushes we had hoped for. They survived the winter well with no visible damages. 2017 looks encouraging!

Haskaps in Bloom

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We spotted our Haskaps in bloom on April 11th, just before our daffodils. Are we worried about frost? Nope, although they are delicate looking, these flowers can withstand temperatures as low as -7 degrees Celcius. Note the interesting structure, the … Continued