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Our Process

Plant

We carefully plant and transplant selected varieties of crops, based on quality and taste. Depending on the crop, seeds are planted roughly ¼ to ½ inch deep. We mechanically plant seeds very slowly and methodically to ensure proper depths and placements. Our tractor operator manually sets the tractor settings for each crop and confirms all settings by hand, measuring seed depth and spacing.

Compost

Use of natural compost, crop rotation and a very strict crop protection program, reduce use of pesticides and fertilizers. One of the most important steps in our farming process is improving the soil conditions. This is completed through the use of natural compost and microorganisms to provide the ground with what it requires to sustain the entire duration of the crop. Essentially we maintain healthy, active and nutrient soil for successful crop growth.

Crop Rotation

Due to the fact that we grow several crop variations, each requires different nutrients and care, therefore crop rotation is a necessary practice at Gwillimdale Farms. We rotate our crops to keep nutrient levels where they need to be for rich, healthy soil. Vegetables attract several different diseases and insects, so it’s important to rotate all crops.  Proper rotation helps to prevent disease cycles. Conventional growers use synthetic chemicals that organic growers are banned from using, and for a good reason. Instead, we use biological controls and naturally extracted minerals to help us in our growing. We spray minerals like copper with an electrostatic sprayer to help control diseases like mildew. All plants have a negative charge and our electrostatic sprayers change the spray modules with a positive charge, therefore they act like a magnet to the plant.