Seventh Hand Farm has multiple areas with active annual growing. In 2019 we are expanding the foliage and perennial plant division. Our future will involve peonies and hydrangea as well as unusual woody stemmed foliage plants.
The spring flowers are planted here in the late fall and the offerings change each season. Our specialty is heat and humidity tolerant annuals from April - October. We currently do not have any greenhouse structures or heated structures. All plugs are grown in our home cabin before transplant.
The techniques used here are organic. We only spray organic oils, OMRI certified chemicals (rarely) and take extreme care in protecting our pollinators from as much spray as possible. We are not a certified organic farm because there is no current need to certify what we already practice.
Our clay soil is in a long term state of rebuilding by adding nutrients, compost, and cover crops when possible. Renewing what was fertile loam top soil, worn away before we arrived, continues to be worthwhile and satisfying. So far we do not need to kill pests such as groundhogs or deer. The cycle of predator and prey has helped maintain populations at an acceptable level and hopefully will continue to do so.
A list of several favorite flowers that are in rotation here at Seventh Hand Farm include: