Yesterday we talked about World Soil Day and how important soils are to #YourFarmers growing Ontario grains. But, did you know many of these practices farmers use on their grain farms may apply to a small garden as well?
When dealing with soil it is easy to remember that it is a living organism and has the same basic requirements as you or I:¬†food, water, shelter, and air.
Here are eight tips from #YourFarmers farms that you can use in your backyard gardens:
Continue reading “Soil Health Tips for Your Gardens!”
October 5th is World Soil Day and what a great day to celebrate one of Earth’s most valuable resources! Did you know 95% of our food is produced via Earth’s soil? That includes Ontario’s barley, corn, oats, soybeans and wheat!
Continue reading “December 5th 2018: World Soil Day”
#YourFarmers have been working hard this fall to finish up harvest, but many acres of soybeans and corn are still left standing. Combining wet grains off of wet fields can cause a lot of issues so many farmers will wait until the grains are dryer before combining. This was challenging this fall as we saw many inches of rain with little rain free days to let the grounds and plants dry out. Then, winter came early and left a whooping 10 cm of snow in some already wet fields!
Continue reading “Harvest on Hold… (again)”
We know how hard it is to ensure you and your family are enjoying a healthy lifestyle that includes whole grains. Every Tuesday we will release a #TrainWithGrainsTip that will help you include whole grains into your healthy lifestyle.
Our tip this week is:
Continue reading “#TrainWithGrainsTuesday Tip 8”
Summer 2018 was hot and dry across much of Ontario with many areas reporting below average rainfalls in the spring and summer.¬† That being said, the crops fared well over the summer with many of #YourFarmers hoping for high yields this fall.
Then the rains we missed this summer came.
Continue reading “Dry summer, wet harvest”