[Market-farming] Transplanting

Andy Fellenz artisanfarms at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 12:14:40 EDT 2012


Allan,

Here is a link to the importer:  http://smallfarmworks.com/

Andy

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Allan Balliett Gmail <
allan.balliett at gmail.com> wrote:

> Andy where do you get the paper pot equipment?
>
> Anyone have any suggestions on how to feed these starts if I'm going to
> leave  them longer in the small cells?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 6, 2012, at 10:30 AM, Andy Fellenz <artisanfarms at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I transplant spinach 2-3 weeks after seeding with my paperpot
> transplanter.  They are set out after the first true leaves start to form.
> The paper pot transplanter cell size is about the same size as a 288 cell
> tray.  The spinach generally does really well, although it has been
> suffering a little with the hot weather this summer.
>
> Andy
>
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Allan Balliett Gmail <
> allan.balliett at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Feel free to think "How long have you been doing this?"
>>
>> I've started some spinach in 288 deep speedlings
>>
>> I'd never get spinach to germ in a bed at current temps
>>
>> My thoughts are to pot the spinach up, maybe to 50s before putting them
>> out.
>>
>> Kibitzers, though, are saying this time of year I should go from the
>> starting tray to the bed "as with scallions"
>>
>> What do you think?
>>
>> If I do plant right out, at which leaf stage?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Allan in WV
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Aug 6, 2012, at 9:44 AM, Carla Maness <manessfarm at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Here in blazing hot Oklahoma, we grow beans in the spring and fall. We've
>> tried summer beans, and the flowers drop off, even under shade cloth and we
>> never get enough beans to justify the water it takes to keep them alive.
>> They are attract spider mites worse than any other crop we have.
>> Peppers we can pick maybe 3 times in early summer before they shut down,
>> and that goes for hot peppers as well. We continue to water them all summer
>> and we can get a really nice crop of large bell peppers once we start to
>> cool down.
>> Eggplant does a little better, at least for us. We pick it all summer
>> regardless of how hot it is. Production is down, but we are still
>> harvesting.
>> Tomatoes are holding their own this year.
>> Our biggest problem is squash. We have very little yellow squash. A bit
>> more zucchini, which is the exact opposite of last year. I've been
>> replanting every month trying to keep production up, but it's not working
>> out very well. Between the heat and virus it's a lost cause.
>>
>> Carla, Perkins, Ok where the whole state seems to be on fire.
>> On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 8:31 PM, Road's End Farm <
>> organic87 at frontiernet.net> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Aug 5, 2012, at 4:02 PM, Allan Balliett wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> [ . . . ]Mr. Google has let me down for locating a precise and
>>> authorative
>>> explanation of reduced fruit set in peppers and eggplants and beans
>>> due to high heat that  I can pass along to my CSA members this week.
>>>
>>> I'm wondering if anyone reading this list can point me to such a
>>> document (like from a University, or something)
>>>
>>> Or, am I kidding myself and my peppers and eggplants have just quit
>>> after one fruit set? [ . . . ]
>>>
>>>
>>> Does this help?
>>>
>>> http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/info_tomtemp.htm
>>>
>>> They may start setting fruit again later, after the weather changes.
>>>
>>>
>>> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
>>> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
>>>
>>>
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