BEHIND THE SCENES: Spring Seedlings

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.

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Start lots of them.

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2. Make sure you have a big supply of healthy compost.

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Bring that compost to the field.

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Spread your compost to amend the current beds.

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3. Make new friends to help you transplant from the greenhouse to the field.

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The new friends here are Appalachian State students volunteers and Erwin Intermediate students visiting the farm for a Seed to Plate program.

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Working together makes it feel less like work.

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4. Repeat.

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Happy spring from JVTF!

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