[Market-farming] paper pot transplanter

Allan Balliett allan.balliett at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 07:51:24 EDT 2012


That's a lot of N, ain't it? At what rate do you add compost,
bloodmeal and feathermeal? Thanks for sharing this.

That transplanter is CRAZY! I've got to look at that some more!

 -Allan

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 9:39 PM, Andy Fellenz <artisanfarms at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use Sun Gro Natural and Organic mix amended with compost, bloodmeal and
> feathermeal
>
> Andy
>
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:43 PM, Allan Balliett <allan.balliett at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> I haven't looked at the paper pot transplanter yet but I'm wondering
>> what you folks are using for soil in pots for your transplant starts.
>>
>> thanks
>>
>> -Allan in WV
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Burke Farm <burkefarm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I got my paper pot transplanter from http://smallfarmworks.com/
>> >
>> > I agree with the other poster..when you are on a small scale and only
>> > have 1 or 2 people on the farm at a time, it is a game changer for
>> > transplanting.  I use 4" spacing for lettuce, beets, chard, other
>> > greens (not kale), basil, dill,etc.  Other things like fennel it could
>> > probably do if I were more fastidious about transplanting on time.
>> > (Nothing is very fastidious this summer as I just gave birth to child
>> > # 2... )  I have had mixed results with onions.
>> >
>> > Even in my lumpy clay loam soil, it works pretty well when it's fairly
>> > dry and the soil is tilled.. and when it's not, the second person
>> > helping and going back to bury all the transplants is still MUCH
>> > faster than transplanting all those little plants by hand in soil
>> > blocks, which is what we did before.
>> >
>> > I still use soil blocks for brassicas.  I have gone back and forth
>> > between blocks and open flats for peppers and tomatoes, I pot them up
>> > into 3" fertilpots to sell at markets or go in the ground once they
>> > are big enough.
>> >
>> > Today we direct seeded beets, carrots, and fall beans.. under the
>> > assumption that this weekend's forecast for rain is not a false alarm.
>> >  Fingers crossed.  Miraculously, I have cucumbers up the wazoo, even
>> > in this 90 - 105 weather.  Guess that low-lying,
>> > usually-underwater-in-June part of the field turned out to be good for
>> > something this summer.
>> >
>> > Lisa Burke
>> > Farming Engineers LLC
>> > central IN z 5b
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