Bootstrap Farmer's resident gardener, Emily gives us tips on how to make use of extra seedling starts. As a small-space grower that often seeds too much, she has come up with some DIY projects and ideas for the extras.
DIY tips for seed-starting methods from resident grower Emily. Learn about space-saving solutions for growers with limited room. Click here for a seed-starting tutorial along with other gardening tips at Bootstrap Farmer!
Planting season is an exciting time for growers. But, before you get too anxious about planting those seeds, have you cleaned your equipment since the last growing season?
It may seem like a meaningless task, but maintaining good grow room hygiene is paramount to not only the success of your seedlings but also for a farm business as a whole. To give your new seedlings the best chance, start with a clean slate.
Read below for the BEST methods to clean and care for your propagation trays.
At What Stage Do You Transplant Seedlings? Seedlings grown in cell traysneed a sufficient root system in place before transplanting outdoors. Waiting until the seedling develops its second true leaf is one way to determine if a seedling is ready or not - but that is not always a hard and fast rule.
Plant propagation is a delicate process that requires plenty of patience and the rightpropagation supplies to back it up. Learn about the differentplant propagation methods and the equipment that can steer you toward success.
Getting a seedling to germinate and grow into a young transplant takes care and attention. It is an investment! To keep the investment growing strong, the plants need to have a successful transition into the garden. Most farmers, at one point or another, have lost transplants. It happens to the best of them, but you can minimize potential losses through utilizing tried and true approaches.
The start of each new growing season usually brings up discussions of how to start plants, prepare the soil and provide an optimal environment for plant growth. Questions surrounding what to do and what not to do can seem overwhelming. Know that there is usually no ONE right way.