During the early season, here in our Holladay Garden headquarters, we are busy growing nearly all of our plants from seed, before planting them in ALL of our 14+ gardens. The work is all done here in one of our Holladay gardens.
This type of work takes a lot of attention and skill but it's so worth it. Since we have so many gardens which require a lot of planting in a few months, it will save us a ton of money and it's such a valuable skill to learn how to do. PLUS you know the entire history of this plant i.e. when the seed was planted, what it was fed, how it was cared for, where it grew, etc.
If you are interested in learning how to grow plants from seed, you should be helping me with this work.
It starts in February and lasts about 3 - 4 months.
Be sure and book a garden work session in Holladay if you want to help me with this work.
See our Garden Calendar for details
Growing plants from seed takes some skill and time. I like to think of these little seedlings as little babies. They both need constant attention but they are SO worth it when you see them start to grow and flourish!
If your family depends on you growing food, they may starve if you don't plan ahead, practice and perfect this skill.You will make mistakes in the beginning but each spring when it's time to plant, if you are consistent and keep working at it, you will become a pro at growing your own food from seed!
Watch this little video and then help us make these for our gardens.
We always make at least 2000 of these containers.
They come together fast and easy.
You can make these at home.
What is needed:
NOTE: We don't put the soil or seed in the container at this point.
Watch the video to see what we do with the containers once they are made.
Sorry for part of this video that is duplicated.
Members came over and got a lot more dirt turned, in preparation of tilling this garden soon. If you haven't been to this garden yet, you should come! It's very beautiful with lots of green foliage everywhere. It's one of our largest gardens on the East side of the Salt Lake valley.
Skilled chain saw workers needed in this garden as well. There are a bunch of branches down that need to be cut up and moved out of the way. The homeowner will be getting a large garbage bin so we can remove smaller stuff. Larger pieces will make great firewood.
Last night we got black plastic mulch on all of the plants - 33 pepper plants and 53 tomato plants. We are growing a wide variety of both crops!
We also cut strips of black plastic for all 24 rows. As of June 2, five rows are planted. Each row is 66 ft. long!
Did I mention this is our largest garden? It feels like we could feed all of Taylorsville from just this garden alone!
who is working the back end of our entire garden system. She sits at a table in the early evening, in my backyard, several times a week and plants seeds and/or transplants seedlings into larger containers until they are large enough to go out into one of the gardens.
FYI: Similar to human babies, seeds and seedlings demand a LOT of a tedious, daily attention. A BIG thanks to Carman for having the patience to do this kind of work. I don't have the personality or patience to do this kind of seedling work. Anyone who wants to sit at a table and watch OR work with Carman as she does this detailed important work, let me know. Come and even watch her in action and learn how we care for these tiny plants.
Bring a rake, spade, small shovel, bucket, gloves, grocery bags to put muddy shoes in OR put bags over your shoes before entering a muddy garden area. Dress in layers. Bring a water bottle and snack whenever you come. No worries if you don't have tools or gloves, we have extra.