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Floating Gardens
Contact: Chris and Rachel Buhler
City: Osler, SK,
Email Address: greatproduce@floatinggardens.ca
About Us
Floating Gardens is a hydroponic greenhouse growing gourmet vegetables year-round for local markets. This hectare-sized greenhouse is owned and operated by siblings Rachel and Chris Buhler on their family's farm outside of Saskatoon in Osler, SK.
Many of their soil-less hydroponic crops are grown in ground coconut shells, and others float on water. They like hydroponics because they can precisely feed their plants that can encourage more flavour—their intention is you taste that difference.
Practices
-They use a host of biological and “soft” chemical controls (soft chemicals, like soap water, that are allowed in organic production).
-They only use organically approved chemicals for spraying even though they are not an organic producer.
-Use of traditional, hydroponic fertilizers (and do not grow in soil).