Our resident gardener, George Wright, embodies the green spirit we’re growing here at Seabright. With abundant experience and a passion for planting, he runs the community garden that defines our agri-hood – a place where neighborhoods and agriculture come together. Continue reading
For a long time we have awaited the arrival of the Russian Giant garlic at Seabright Farm. Eight months ago, Seabright’s Gardener, George Wright, mentioned in our blog that he was planting some of these seeds, along with several other garlic varieties, as part of his winter plan. Now the garlic varieties are ready to harvest! As shown in the photo above, it took a full day of harvesting to collect all this Russian Giant garlic alone, and there is still more to do!
Through George’s stories you can gain insight into his world of carrots, garlic, peppers and tomatoes, but if you listen closely, his approach to gardening transcends the food on your plate; the philosophies he shares serve as life lessons as well.
March was a funny month – no longer Winter, not yet Spring, a time of changes.
Transitions are always tricky, but when it comes to planting, they can feel less like gardening and more like gambling. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the odds; remember that someone has gone through all of this before, and a little research can go a long way to seek out planting tips.
George, Seabright’s gardening expert and keeper of the winter garden, muses: “The straw-covered planting beds look empty at Seabright Farm. Nothing appears to be growing except for the cold-hardy Siberian Kale, the January King Cabbage, and the seemingly indestructible arugula.” But underground things are still happening, as the new garlic is putting out roots and getting ready for the long run to July. This season, in late October, I planted eight rare varieties, plus my two standbys, Russian Giant (which grows well in all regions of the USA), and Chesnok Red (easy to grow, and perfect for storing).
At Seabright Farm in Point Roberts we give Idaho and PEI more than a run for the money – we have a climate that easily allows two potato crops a year… outdoors!
The squash harvest is in!
George has been hard at work picking and storing these varied beauties from the Seabright Farm garden. Inspired to make your own squash treat? Choose from one of Epicurious’ squash recipes here. Continue reading
Garlic has a broad, deep history. It’s one of the oldest cultivated food plants, and has many medicinal properties as well. In my world and my kitchen, garlic is a staple. I use it in cooking soups, pasta dishes, braised meats, fish and vegetables, roast it in a special ceramic garlic cooker, and on and on. Continue reading