Farming in Sonoma County is a year-round event. While other farms around the country are under snow, we are busy planting and prepping for the new year! I must admit, sometimes I get a little jealous of our snowy friends, but then I quickly remember what my back would feel like after digging my car out of the snow when I lived in the Sierra Nevadas!
We are so grateful for where we live, and all of the wonderful work that it brings to our lives. Here are some projects we are working on right now!
Soil health is always on our minds on our small farm. We rely so heavily on health soil because we don't apply conventional fertilizers in our field. So, right now, we are focused on cultivating cover crops such as Bell Beans, Buckwheat, Clover, and other native grasses. These help us in a few ways: They help nourish the soil by fixing Nitrogen, they sequester Carbon, they reduce erosion, and once we are ready to plant out flowers they are tilled back into the soil to decompose and be recycled into the soil again. Not to mention, they are lovely to look at!
Sowing for 2023
We are so excited about what we are growing for next Spring! We have over 400 Sweet Pea plants that are either in ground, or just about to be planted out. So many wonderful textural fillers such as Cress, Bupleurum, Bells of Ireland, and so much more! For spike/accent flowers, we will have purple and blue Delphinium, all sorts of Foxglove, Larkspur, and Mignonette. Don't even get me started on how excited I am for our Yarrow and Phlox varieties that we have for next year--they're going to be gorgeous!
Now is the time to get in touch if you're looking for a reliable florist for your upcoming wedding! We love to have time to get to know you and make sure that your day is beautiful. Also, if you are dedicated to having local blooms showcased at your wedding, let us know and we can plant what colors you're looking for!