Last week I was finally able to spend long hours in the greenhouse starting seeds. I still have a bit more seeding to do before I’m officially caught up but I can feel my stress melting away with each seed I place in the germination mix. Moving the farm to different land has put me about a month behind in my crop plan.
Greenhouse work has a certain rhythm to it. Scooping germination mix into the seedling trays, scraping the excess mix off to make the tray level, finding the right seed packet, placing a tiny little seed in each cell, covering with a layer of vermiculite, labeling the tray, placing it on the shelf, and gently watering it. Then you repeat all these steps for each seedling tray.
I go through about a 100 trays each spring and each of my trays contain 72 cells, so that’s about 7,200 little baby transplants to raise and nurture in the greenhouse.