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Category Archives: Farming

Creating the perfect fertilizer

This new fertilizer project has taken a year to perfect. The idea was to combine Seagate Seaweed and Seagate Fish Fertilizer into one tablet, the two perfect fertilizers. A tablet also it would be easy for home and garden applications. These two ingredients are high in protein (nitrogen), minerals, and vitamins. Unlike the mass-produced “miracle” […]

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Reasons the Modern Farmer Sprays Herbicides

On August 24, Seagate posted a blog article regarding the new Monsanto herbicide-resistent genetically modified (GMO) soybean seed called Xtend.  It is able to make soy resist dying from being sprayed with the weed-killer Dicamba.  A number of (very angry) farmers, we call the middle-America 4-H club GMO folks, took issue with the article. We […]

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Another Monsanto chemical – it probably cannot be controlled

Monsanto, our nation’s favorite GMO seed, pesticide and herbicide producer plus GMO seeds impregnated with pesticides but able to resist their own chemicals, and producer of such notable chemical agents like Agent Orange, Roundup, and glyphosphate from their pesticides ….. has come up with a new chemicallly-resistant soybean seed called Xtend which resists their herbicide […]

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Lycopene on Buy 1 Get 1 free in July

During this month of July,  Seagate’s Lycopene-15 is on Buy 1 Get 1 Free Special. Tomatoes contain the very important nutrient called Lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant phytonutrient linked to promoting cardiovascular health, along with being beneficial to the prostate and cervix.  Lycopene is naturally-occurring in vegetables having red color such as watermelon, red […]

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Fertilizing with fish in your home garden

Everyone wants to have an attractive garden with lots of flowers, reduced dependency on water, and if space permits … some home-grown vegetables. The garden at Richard’s house is a combination of fruit trees, roses, and vegetables. Due to the water shortage (which is now debatable as a result of the rainy winter), we typically […]

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Seagate broccoli farming

Seagate broccoli is farmed in two steps.  First the seeds are planted in trays and placed in a greenhouse where they are allowed to sprout. Then some of the sprouts are transplanted onto the farm land. The sprouts are planted between olive trees for protection from the wind and to make use of existing irrigation […]

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Converting tomatoes into Lycopene

Seagate grows and processes our own raw materials into finished products. Once each year, we grow Roma tomatoes on our farm for lycopene production. Although we can grow these tomatoes year-round in our location in Baja California, we prefer to do this during the warmer months, between April and October when the tomatoes will quickly […]

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Controlling insects on Seagate’s farm

October 2016 has become a critical month for Seagate’s harvests. The olives are ripening early and the tomatoes are all ripening at once. Tomatoes generally all ripen and need to be picked all at the same time. That is not a problem because we have a lot of machinery in the plant to handle this […]

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Seagate’s New Tomato Crop – Part 2

For those of you who cannot handle the excitement of seeing the moon move across the sky or the rise and fall of the tides,  then watching Seagate’s tomatoes growing along hillsides in Baja California, might be too much for you. This article is important for those people interested in how we produce the tomato […]

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New Seagate Grape Crop

Fall is the season for grape harvesting in Baja California.  We have been fortunate this year that we have not had to deal with insect attacks and infestations nor very hot dry weather, as was the case during the summer of 2015.  As a result, the grapes are ripening and almost ready to harvest. This […]

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