[Urban Farming] HOW TO: Structure the week

Source: UrbanFarmer
Chris Stone
April 22, 2016

The Urban Farmer is a channel dedicated to sharing the experiences and learnings from Curtis Stone and his urban farm Green City Acres in downtown Kelowna, BC, Canada. Last year Green City Acres grew over 50,000 lbs of food on less than an acre of land, using 100% natural, organic methods and only 80 litres of gasoline. Every year we strive to revolutionize how we farm in order to reshape our local food system to be more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. Follow our journey, as we try to change the world one seed at a time.

Who We Are:
We’re a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about alternative and sustainable growing practices.

What We Do:
We provide delicious produce grown using organic methods on various rented urban plots and will teach you how to do the same.

How We Do It:
We use highly effective intensive farming techniques to maximize the production of the land, while regenerating the health of the soil.

TRG 2016: How to Seed Start Asparagus Indoors – Save a Year by Starting Early

Source: Gary Pilarchik
February 12, 2016

Many people plant Asparagus by planting 1 year old crowns/roots. Once planted you have to wait 3 years before harvesting asparagus spears as to give the roots time to mature and establish. If you start Asparagus by planting seeds in the ground, you may have to wait 4 years before you can harvest. However, if you seed start them indoors you can cut a year off your harvesting wait time.