Transplanting and Seeding
May 6, 2014
Author: Neighborhood Farm Initiative
Category: General News Stories from the Garden
Our Summer Garden Education program had its third class on Saturday – Transplanting and Seeding!
Here are a few photos and tips from the class on Saturday:
Typical plants to transplant and seed now:
Transplant: Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, basil
Direct Seed: squash, zucchini, okra, cucumbers, melons, and beans
Tip for tomato planting: Fill a deep hole with compost and plant tomatoes up to its first set of true leaves to help develop a good root system. Alternatively, you can also bury the stem horizontally in a shallow trench so that only the top leaves show to reduce the amount of digging.
Planting tip: Plant what you know you will eat! Grace, above, is planting watermelons and tomatoes because those are her favorites. Plant tomatoes on the west side of your plot and melons on the east.
Check back to see our Summer participants plots continue to bloom!