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Early April Peek at the Seedlings

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It’s hard to believe that in just four-ish weeks it will be time to start selling seedlings. The process of seeding flats, fertilizing, watering, repotting (and then sometimes repotting again) is an ongoing process that begins in early February and continues every day up until June or so.

My little (mostly unheated) hoophouse doesn’t keep the seedlings at a consistent temperature. The downside is that it takes everything a little while longer to grow — hence the early February start. The upside is that the seedlings that do emerge from this setup are tough as nails.

Although some of these are still just wee sprouts, by early May the combination of worm castings and lots of sun means that we’ll have some gorgeous, big seedlings to take to the farmers’ market!

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Tomatoes, herbs, and cooking greens.

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Things grow at a different rate on the south side of the greenhouse. Slow and steady…

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Repotted tomatoes and tomatillos (an ongoing project), plus the newly planted squash and cucumber seeds.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Very nice…I love this time of the year.

  2. oooh so excited to see these! I can’t wait to buy some.

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