FRIDAYS @ THE FARM
Our attention this week has turned to seeds, plants and soils — and it hasn’t been the sudden onset Spring that sent us that direction, but it does have an impact.
We have a fun new tool/system on the farm for seeding (and most importantly) transplanting some of our crops and its been in full swing this past week after days and days of bed turnovers...
The Paper Pot Transplanter! Ok, that doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it is ingenious in its simplicity. Somewhat like Japanese fans or origami, but for seeds... It has no motor and it is pulled by hand, allowing a single person to transplant as many as 264 plants in less than a minute!
Nearly sounds like an “As seen on TV” product... But wait, there’s more! The Japanese developed it, it is simple untreated paper and the chain of these cells gets pulled out and transplanted. Really, you have to see it in action to believe it.