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.
Last week we said goodbye to one of our long-time Floating Gardens staff.
Everyone, meet Tara. She has been a part of our FG family for 7 years. Since she was 12 years old and began volunteering as a homeschool student she developed a love for all things green. This led her to our herbs where she nurtured the plants and honed her horticulture skills.
As she moves into new opportunities her steady presence and wisdom will be missed.
We wish you well in the future and thank you for all the years you spent with us.
It's salsa season and we're planning for a long day tomorrow as we prep to can about 3 dz jars of our delicious salsa for the cold winter months.
We use our cocktail tomatoes, corn, black beans and cilantro, this recipe's got it all!