Floating Gardens is a family owned business, operated by brother and sister Chris and Rachel Buhler. Our parents, Wilf and Ruth and our life partners Kaytee and Clint, support us in the daily operations of growing and selling vegetables and maintaining the farm.
Our greenhouse is situated on our family’s Century Farm nestled right up to the small town of Osler, Sk.
We value healthy, locally grown, homecooked food and are honoured to be a part of the Saskatchewan local food economy since 2008.
Our incredible staff and customers in Saskatoon and Regina help make this dream possible, thank you!
What we’re about:
providing Saskatchewan residents with the highest quality vegetables and herbs 365 days a year
building a stronger local community through economic development
Our biggest pest in the greenhouse this year are tiny insects called thrips. Thrips will attack pretty much anything in the greenhouse but are particularly fond of cucumbers and nasturtium.
We use several other invertebrates to fight the thrips. Cucumaris mites, hypoaspis mites and the pirate bugs shown here.
[pullquote] If you’ve ever had a crooked cucumber, it’s most likely crooked because a thrip damaged it while it was in its infancy. Thrips can also kill our cucumber plants which is why we turn to the pirate bugs for help.[/pullquote]
The pirate bugs are my favourite of the anti-thrip trio because I can easily see them (they’re small, but not as small as mites) and because they’re called pirate bugs (best bug name ever).
These bugs are a critical part of our non-chemical insect control program.
🍅It’s raining tomatoes here 🍅
Our plants are producing so many tomatoes that we’ve had to use new truss supports so the tomatoes don’t break off the stems.
This has never happened before!
We’re happy but also, wow...
Vendor shout out:
This pandemic caused many small businesses to pivot and adjust how they operate in order to survive. Today we want to say 'Well Done' to the folks over at Steep Hill Food Co-op Ltd. for developing an email ordering system. Because of this resourcefulness they've continued to provide Saskatoon with organic, ethically sourced and local products throughout this upturned time. Thank you for all your hard work!
Find our products there and send your orders to email@example.com