I haven’t posted in a while; first I was preoccupied with starting seeds and inventorying supplies, and lately I’ve been planting non-stop since we finally got past the danger of frost. The first photo shows the ugly underbelly of flower farming — laying the black plastic “mulch” that holds moisture and nutrients in the soil, reducing the need to water and helping to suppress weeds. The second photo shows how small the seedlings are when we plant them out. Most of these I grew from seed on heat mats with grow lights well before the last frost date (usually mid-April here in Maryland), and I’ll be starting new seedlings until mid-summer. Racing to get them all in the ground!

mulch laying 2016 plugs to be planted spring 2016