I am in need of experience to answer my question.
If i plant a bunch of spinach into 1"x1" cells, then want to uppot them into 6 cell packs, and am as careful as i am will they have issues with shock? also what about arugula and mustards?
The reason im asking is I am going to make a bunch of mix packs to give out to my community but dont want the issue of planting a 6 cell tray and not have some seed come up.
Anyways would appreciate a quick answer so i can keep working
I wouldn't recommend using arugula though, it much prefers direct-seeding. Mustards and spinach should be fine.
But maybe you have limited space, and you gotta do the transplanting later on.
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I am hesitant to put extra seeds in each cell because of the overall cost of doubling up each tray with seeds, I am going dick to dirt as it is with finances, need to keep profits on a scale I can say that was worth it, plus i'll need to pay for massages/chiropractor post salad farm session.
the smallest i use is 2 x 2's and PREFER to use nothing
but 4 inch square pots with one seed per pot.
if you have a pot that didn't germinate you can simply
add another seed for the second planting
Roots of seedlings that are visible to the naked eye
have SIDE roots so small they are invisible to the naked eye
and these are the ones that get damaged.
might be a solution
(does the same thing)
or a 3.5 inch square
of 2x4 with a handle on it
for 199. bucks you can get allot of
compost delivered instead
Here's my recipe and requirements:
1) A Giant pile of sticks that has been accumilated for over 10 years; 1 5gal bucket soil under forest stick pile harvest.
2) Heavy Chicken shit compost: 1/3 5gal bucket nitrogen boost
3) 1/4-1/5 5gal bucket (depending on loom in soil base)
4) Moisture (unless dry then hydrophobic) and plant plug shape retention: 1/2 5gal bucket Peat Moss, Alternatively use alder chip compost (with or without horse poo, depending on what you want to plant and what the horse eats as far as seeds)
You could go more Peat moss and less soil depending on item availabilities.
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countryraven, not sure i understand how you are making the device. sounds like something i'd lean towards though. was interested in time input and how well they work. if that worked well, it might be possible to set up a block system to open up the holes in the ground you are going to plant the blocks in
anyone try those soil compressor starter systems? they compress potting soil and you plant directly into them. then drop them into a larger and larger size, or drop them into the ground. suppose to be better for plants because roots air prune.
might be a solution
came here to ask about these and found this discussion already up..
i've been checking them out all night, i really like what i've seen so far, bunch of video tutorials on them on youtube. i found some DIY versions that seem to work for people.. but quite frankly. the 3/4"-20blck and 2"-4block makers look very well built and functional for only $25/30, i wouldnt waste time DIYing something inferior...the 4"-1block pot for $110 though i'd certainly DIY.
so i 2nd you query , anyone using these things?
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