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What to do with all the seedlings!

Has anyone else experienced this? You go planting all the seed trays you have and then when the seedlings are outgrowing the seed trays or pellets and need to be placed in a more permanent position, you are at a loss as to where to put them all?

I'm guilty of this on a regular basis.

However, I'm happy to report that the capillary matting seems to be a good way to keep peat pellets moist for seed starting.



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Comment by TCLynx on October 14, 2010 at 4:55pm
I haven't tried marketing any of the produce from my systems at this point since I would not be able to provide a constant steady stream the way I've been running.

However, I suppose I could do trays of mesculn mix at some point and that would probably be easier to market if I were to decide to try that.

My system really is just a backyard system, definitely not expansive enough to provide more than occasional bunches of produce the way I've been planting. (March and April I usually have an abundance of salad and last summer I had an abundance of basil but my schedule is so crazy that I wouldn't try to guarantee a crop if I might not be around to plant or harvest it.)
Comment by Dan Brown on October 14, 2010 at 4:33pm
All those seedlings you're going to lose when you trim are valuable to restaurants as micro-greens. Have you considered marketing your by-product?
Comment by TCLynx on October 10, 2010 at 2:09pm
These are peat pellets, not soil blocks. But I understand if you don't want peat in your system either. My system can use all the extra acid it can get though with my 40% shell media.

I'm certainly not worried about soil in my system though as I've transplanted stuff from dirt (bananas, bamboo, and many other things) into my system. I was also unable to keep mulch and leaves from getting mixed into my gravel during the set up stage.
Comment by Sahib Punjabi on October 10, 2010 at 12:40pm
Wonderful :-)

You certainly have a "green" thumb.

You know TCLynx, if only they were grown using coir pellets, I would love to buy some from you :-)
I have tried not to introduce any soil to my new system. Who knows how long this will work, but I'll try.

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