Signs of Spring — Farm Update!
I’m back in New Haven on my way to other travels, but today I got to help out our farm manager Daniel with transplanting some seedlings that will be going into beds on the Farm when spring gets a little less drizzly and a little more sunny.
Back in February, farm volunteers planted parsley, onions, and cutting celery in tiny seedblocks made with the blockmaker above. Each block is about the size of your thumb, and the little seedlings were due for a bigger place to continue growing. Here’s the parsley — aren’t they cute?
We made sure that the manure and soil mix that we used to make the soil blocks was extra soggy, to facilitate the tiny blocks melding into the larger ones as the seedlings’ roots dig deeper. Soon these little plants will be ready to transplant into beds at the Farm!