SEGMENT: WORK; FARMING METHODS; FARM BUSINESS

Myles Harston>LPL Walk & Talk Interviews>Harston, Section 1

SEGMENT: WORK; FARMING METHODS; FARM BUSINESS,

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WORK
At the Aqua Ranch, they use propagation tables that are heated in the winter and grow lights to get seeds ready for grow beds; they do their own seeding and use coconut husk soil they get from Sri Lanka. Rob Schultz is shown seeding lettuce. He is planting cosmo savoy lettuce. Lettuce seeds need darkness, but some seeds need light. Shows different varieties that have been seeded and some roots. Nothing added except fish nutrients. They don't apply and insecticides that aren't natural; they use ladybugs that are bred in California. Many different kinds of plants are shown and talked about.
FARMING METHODS
Mentions a weed called lambsquarters. Its a problem where they are located but they sell the weeds to Chicago from time to time. Says its a good herb to eat; very nutritional. Mentions a customer that took a whole load of lambsquarters home to eat as Mr. Harston was tossing them aside. Says lambsquarter sells well in Chicago. His 86 year old mother-in-law lived during the Depression and ate lambsquarters all the time because thats all they had available.
FARM BUSINESS
Has a lot of vegetable plants outside the greenhouse because they have a limited variety in the greenhouse to sell at the Farmer's Market. Growing outside the greenhouse allows them to have a bigger variety to sell. Mentions the different vegetables growing outside the greenhouse. Sell it at several different farmer's markets.