So now you may be wondering, how in the world are just TWO of you going to plant all these seeds to grow. Well, that’s where our new volunteer program comes into play. We’ve been growing our community of like minded folks, so we reached out early in the year, asking if anyone would be interested in helping us. We can’t believe the overwhelming response we got from people willing to give us two hours of their time, on the weekend, to get their hands dirty and help us start our gardens by planting hundreds and hundreds of seeds. Over our first two volunteer days, we planted 1,152 plants. Will they ALL grow, most likely not, but we have enough planted that we’ll find out what may or may not germinate and it gives us enough time to plant more if needed.
We start all our seeds at home, on metal wracks with grow lights. We keep the lights on for about 16 hours a day and rotate the trays around to make sure each of the seedlings are getting enough light and heat. We also grow with heat mats under the trays to keep them nice and warm. We need to mimic nature and because our ground is still frozen, and most likely be for a few more weeks, we get a head start indoors!
We have one more volunteer day for Seed Planting, and then we will be announcing our next series, which will be transplanting into 4” pots so our little baby plants get to grow more (indoors) before being moved outside, into the greenhouse, hopefully by mid-April. If you’d like to join us for our Volunteer Series 2, please sign up for our newsletter and keep an eye on our social media pages as we’ll be announcing the dates soon.
If you have any questions on how to grow indoors or start seeds, please feel free to reach out to us, we’d love to chat!