Last Saturday, Juaquin demonstrated how to make a good soil mix for the seed flats.
Using three equal part of sifted compost, sifted arroyo soil (pretty sandy) and a good quality potting soil, the piles are thoroughly (and I mean thoroughly!) mixed together.
Between 500 and 1000 seeds can be planted in a seed flat. The soil must be fine so the roots can easily grow. If twigs are left in the soil, the roots will grab onto them and make the separation of the tiny plants difficult when they are ready to be transplanted.
The seed flats are then filled with the new soil which is compacted with a wooden trowel. A 1/2' lip is left to accommodate the thin layer of fine soil that will be sprinkled over the seeds.
Flats ready for seeds...
Today, 6 more flats were built, and more arroyo soil and compost were sifted (thank you John and Brian!).
Carmen harvesting greens for our friend Daryn.
Carmen and Sobia (Indian Summer Farm) discussing seeds and herb garden design.
Next Garden Party
Sat. Feb 18
We are pleased to announce the creation of Gaia Gardens, a new urban farm in Santa Fe.