Welcome ......... At Wallace Springs our goal is to be a Canadian Centre of Excellence in Ethical & Sustainable Agriculture demonstrating that a family farm can be profitable, practice environmental stewardship and produce a stable food supply, in perpetuity without degrading the natural resources that support our production processes..........cont'd in About us.

Mangel Wurzels, The Feed That Monsanto Hasn't Messed With

Attention small farmers --- Looking for a fantastic low cost Non GMO feed for your chickens, pigs, or cattle. These Mangel Wurzels can reach weights of 15 plus pounds and are very high in energy (typically up to 13% sugar). Oldtimers know all about these and they were grown on most Ontario farms prior to corn silage becoming vogue. Typical yields are 40 plus tonnes per acre (not that your going to grow an acre) but even a small plot yield a huge pile. Very easy to grow - we grew these last year, the pigs and chickens loved them.

For 2017 Wallace Springs Eco Centre has both the Giant Yellow Eckendorf and the Mommoth Red- if you want some it's $10.00 for 1/8th of a lb. (postage is $2.00 for 1/8th lb. and $3.00 for 1/4 lb.) which gives you approx. 3300 seeds (should yield over 6000lb of mangels). Plant these seeds in loose fertile well drained soil after last frost at 4 inch spacing in 34 inch rows - thin to 1 plant every 8 inches (more or less). Mangels must be harvested prior to first hard frost ( -5 degrees C)

For those who want to read up on growing and feeding mangel wurzels profitably
The Farmer's Magazine- Vol. 15, Jan to June, MDCCCXLVII  page 345 -

and Vegetable Fodder & Forage Crops for Livestock Production: Fodder Beets Washington State University

Contact me and I can ship the seed to you. We do accept Paypal  and etransfer payment. Thanx.

Seed available now for 2017 




















Many questions answered and a lot of good growing/feeding info in this from Washington State University http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/FS053E/FS053E.pdf

A Farmstead Sugar Project for those interested in this area 

Mangel Wurzel Beet Wine Anyone?

5 comments:

  1. I would love to place an order; I'll be in touch!

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  2. The reds grew nicely this summer, all the animals loved the greens. Can't wait till winter to try a batch of beer and wine. MHMT

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    1. Great, let me know how the beer/wine turns out, have never made either from mangels. Should be interesting. We still have not dug our mangel wurzels yet, but will have to get to it soon.

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  3. Hello. I was wondering if you are still selling seeds for your mangles? I would like to buy about 20 bucks total worth of whatever varieties you have but don't have paypal. Could I do a donation for the price of the seed plus shipping? I am out in Hixon BC and my e-mail is forestdancers@yahoo.ca and my phone number is 780-706-9744
    Thanks for your time.

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    1. Yes we have seed available for 2016 planting, send us an email to coeboss@ymail.com. Thanx

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