We are participating in the Citizen Seed Trial adventure. Our seeds have arrived. These lettuce varieties will be planted in April once our soil is in place. We will track their growth, evaluate the taste, and collect seeds.
Last year the people at FarmFolk CityFolk started the BC Seed Trials in collaboration with UBC Land and Food Systems, the University of the Fraser Valley and 12 dedicated BC farmers. This year they are adapting the seed trial model to engage home and market gardeners in a trial that can be done in a small space with a limited amount of time.
This year’s seeds are all loose leaf lettuce since it’s easy-to-grow and a staple crop for many home and market gardeners. The added bonus is that lettuce is self-pollinating so it is a great choice for new seed growers to grow from seed-to-seed.