Despite all the rain we have been having (in which we are very grateful for) the Manteca harvest has been tough but we are making it happen. When the ground it wet it is not easy to dig our plants which makes harvest a challenge from time to time. These are some photos that were taken at sunrise on the morning of Thursday January 19, 2017.
Here are a few photos of some of the grower fields down in Oxnard. The plants are looking fantastic.
We have been documenting our growing fields in Shastina each month. Here is a little comparison to show how much the plants grow with in 30 days.
Things are happening at Stillwater Business Park. We are one step closer to breaking ground and building our new offices at the Stillwater Business park. Here is an article from aNewsCafe.com about the project and how excited Redding is about what it will bring to our community. http://anewscafe.com/2016/05/05/redding-waives-60k-worth-of-permit-fees-for-new-stillwater-tenant-in-exchange-for-20-new-high-paying-jobs/
Worm Farming @ Lassen Canyon NurseryWe here at Lassen Canyon Nursery are always looking for new techniques to grow awesome plants. Our latest experiment is worm farming. Worm farming is an excellent way to recycle shredded paper scraps from the shred bin and the spent coffee grounds after the morning coffee rush. You can also feed the worm food waste instead of throwing it in the trash. The worm waste or poop also known as worm castings can improve your soil structure and the plants as well. It is rich in all the nutrients needed for plant growth. It is a very simple process if you are interested in farming your own. Another product of worm farming is the tea you collect, it is like a high energy drink for you plants. Here are some photos of our worm farm. We started out really small in September 2015 and now here we are tripling what we started with. If you fish a lot you can have your own bait whenever you need it. Here are a few links I found that have some great information about worm farming. http://modernfarmer.com/2013/05/how-to-build-a-worm-farm/ http://www.thewormfarm.net/
We had a fun lunch today at Peter Chu's Skyroom to celebrate Lee & Saya's birthdays. Happy Birthday Ladies!!