Thousand Flower Farm is located on Waldron Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. We grow vegetables, fruit, and flowers, raise sheep, weave rugs and knit hats for sale mainly in Friday Harbor, WA on nearby San Juan Island.
Boxes and packets of seeds are arriving every mail day. It's like Christmas again. I love opening the packages, looking through the seeds, making piles of one that need to be planted soon and ones to be planted later when the soil has warmed up.
Yesterday Joel started 4 flats of the first lettuces. These will be planted thickly and every other one harvested small for lettuce mix and the the rest left to grow as full sized heads. This is also a germination test of last year's seeds to see which ones are too old and should be discarded and replaced.
A couple of weeks ago I planted a small flat of echinaceas. I'm starting perennial flowers now as many will bloom this first year if planted early.