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The Flies are Taking Over!

The Flies are Taking Over!

It was a real treat to check in on the carrots today, kind of. There so many flies in the enclosure it was overwhelming. So, of course, I took a video! Today also gave me the chance to tie up the carrots as they are getting more and more top

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Fly Breeding and Carrot Seed Project Progress

Fly Breeding and Carrot Seed Project Progress

This year, one of my goals in the carrot seed project is to breed our own flies to avoid ordering in pupae. There are a few reasons for this: The current source of blue bottle fly pupae we have is from a US source. There are no local or Canadian

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Preparing and Planting Carrot Stecklings for Seed Production

Preparing and Planting Carrot Stecklings for Seed Production

Last week we got our isolation tent setup and our carrot stecklings planted at UBC Farm. This is a multi-step process which we documented much of. This is the first year doing the carrot seed project at UBC Farm. The carrot stecklings we are planting are Nash’s Nantes – bred

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Carrots coming to Life

Carrots coming to Life

I was out at Sharing Farm and got to check on Kristjan’s carrots. They are coming to life well! You can see the tiniest of growth coming from most carrots with several off to a great start. There were a few with no signs of life yet, but we can

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Carrot Seed Update

Carrot Seed Update

As 2016 gets into spring our Carrot Seed project is off to a great start. Here is an update on what has happened to date! Project Summary Due to the overwhelming presence of Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota var. carota), the wild equivalent of the cultivated carrot (Daucus carota), in

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Carrot Seed Production Field Day

Friday, September 18, 2015 5:00 – 7:00 Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-op 13110 Doole Road, Ladysmith (25 minutes south of Nanaimo; 90 minutes north of Victoria) Free! But registration required… Register Here! ____________________________ Carrots are a common crop on BC farms due to their popularity at local farmers markets. While

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