After a cold, frosty winter, it’s finally time to start planting for the spring! That means two big things for the farm: preparing beds in the field, and transplanting seedlings from the greenhouse to the field.
Here’s a quick how-to guide for welcoming the springtime at the farm:
1. Start seedlings in the greenhouse.
Start lots of them.
2. Make sure you have a big supply of healthy compost.
Bring that compost to the field.
Spread your compost to amend the current beds.
3. Make new friends to help you transplant from the greenhouse to the field.
The new friends here are Appalachian State students volunteers and Erwin Intermediate students visiting the farm for a Seed to Plate program.
Working together makes it feel less like work.
Happy spring from JVTF!