Greenhouse Friends

Work in the greenhouse continues, potting up thousands of seedlings takes a lot of time. During my long stints in that plastic shelter I’ve been noticing all the wonderful critters hanging out with me. I spotted hoverflies taking a rest on tomatillo leaves. There is always lizards scurrying under the tables. Ladybugs can be found hopping across the tomato plants. Numerous spiders are spinning webs. Occasionally I even find a crane fly seeking shade under the mustard greens.

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The greenhouse is a controlled environment, we determine how much water, light, and air the plants get. But in a farm’s simple greenhouse structure there are no true boundaries to keep nature out. I believe this is important as the great outdoors is the plant’s final destination. To produce a strong and healthy plant they must start in an environment exposed to nature.

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