Heirloom Tomatoes & Veggies Ready NOW!

The Coeur d'Alene Coop will be at the UI Extension Master Gardeners Sod Buster plant sale on Saturday, May 6th, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Extension office parking lot, 1808 N. 3rd, in Coeur d'Alene. We'll have a good selection of heirloom tomatoes, … [Read more...]

Growing Tomatoes from Seed

There is nothing like the taste of a plump, juicy tomato just picked from the vine—it’s a taste of summer sunshine! And the good news --  it's not too late to get started growing tomatoes from seed. Growing tomato plants from seed has several … [Read more...]

A Glossary to Seed Starting

It's early March and I'm itching to start scratching in the dirt. Unfortunately, a good third of the garden is still under a blanket of snow and what's not covered is frozen. While you may not be able to garden outside, now is the perfect time … [Read more...]

2017 Heirloom Tomato and Vegetable Plant List

The 2017 Coeur d'Alene Coop Heirloom Plant List We are pleased to announce the 2017 lineup of heirloom tomato and vegetable starts offered for sale by The Coeur d'Alene Coop. After sorting through numerous seed catalogs, we've found the best … [Read more...]

Chick Primer: Brooder to Coop

It is officially spring. While it's not the actual vernal equinox (that's still a couple of weeks away); I know it's spring because when I walked into the farm store last week the undeniable sound of chicks "peeping" could be heard. And to me, that … [Read more...]

Tomato & Vegetable Heirloom Plants for Sale

Announcing the Heirloom Tomato and Vegetable Plant Lineup for 2016! We are pleased to announce the 2016 lineup of heirloom tomato and veggie starts offered for sale by The Coeur d'Alene Coop. We've scoured the catalog pages of our favorite seed … [Read more...]

Tips to Keep Your Flock Toasty This Winter

It's been a relatively calm fall here in northern Idaho, with many mild days and nights above the freezing mark. To date, we've only had a week when our coop went into "winter-mode," when we had to turn on the coop's heat lamp and plug in the heated … [Read more...]

Heirloom Tomato and Vegetable Plants for Sale

Announcing the 2015 Heirloom Tomato and Veggie Lineup! It truly feels like spring in Coeur d'Alene, especially with the daytime temperatures reaching into the low 60s. The "official" first day of spring is still two weeks away...but now is a great … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing all Coeur d'Alene Coop Peeps a Happy Valentine's Day! The official start of spring is just five weeks away -- although it seems like it may already be here.  Our annual eight-weeks of indoor-farming will begin in … [Read more...]

A Primer for Backyard Chickens–5 Points to Consider

Are You Ready for a Backyard Flock? A Primer for Backyard Chickens It's undeniable that baby chicks are adorable...and hard to resist. This time of year, the local feed stores are bursting with little biddies--"Chick Days"--is what they call it. … [Read more...]