Plug sheets, get ready!

Stacked plug sheets and trays

It’s getting near that time when a whole lotta seed gets started—company is on the way for the onions and parsley! I’m still sorting and setting up around here, doing a bit of this and a bit of that every day (an INCREMENTAL approach to the many different things to do on the tiny farm that would drive some people…nuts, but works for me right now! :). On the getting-ready-for-seed-starting front, today I unpacked all of the plug sheets and trays from inside the composting toilet home where they made the farm move. It’s a stack about 5-1/2′ (1.7m) high, still dusty from months of storage on the Big Shelf. It’s a bit of a head rush to imagine all of them being filled, tended, and then moved out to the field in the next three months. Crazy.

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8 Responses to “Plug sheets, get ready!”

  1. Katrien says:

    Wow!

    I was wondering, how do you clean all of those?

    Love your blog, by the way: am following closely what you do!

  2. Nancy says:

    I think you’re getting excited.. kinda like a new school year for a teacher.  You just can’t wait for that first day, but there’s a lot of work to get ready for it!

  3. Ohhh my that is a lot of seed starting.  I can honestly say I don’t know how you do it..completely impressed!  Kim

  4. Carrie says:

    Do you think that is enough plug trays?!  ;)

  5. DennisP says:

    I’m just a home gardener.  The sight of 5 1/2 feet of those seed starting trays makes me cringe.  What a lot of work!  You do earn your money, Mike.  Your blog is one of the important ones that I turn to every morning.  Wish you well with your new farm.

  6. Liina says:

    Do you clean/sterilise your trays somehow? What is your experience with desease, fungi etc?

    Liina
     keeping an eye on your blog from another side of the Earth

  7. Mike (tfb) says:

    Yeah, the stack looks pretty big and imposing to me, too! This is the first time I’ve seen them in one big stack. Yikes!

    The rinsing is easy. Because I use a soilless potting mix, nothing much sticks, you just tap ‘em out. And when water hits them, they rinse clean.

    I used to be a bit fanatical about sterilizing, soaked them for a bit in a 1:10 dilution of regular strength (5%) bleach, which is the usual recommendation for sanitizing food prep surfaces and the like. I was concerned about DISEASE festering in the warm, moist, protected indoor conditions. I’m more laid back now, I sponge off with soap and water any dirt stuck to the bottoms from being out in the field for transplanting, and give them all a good water rinse!

  8. Shaneel Kumar says:

    Hi,
     
    My Name is Shaneel i am from Fiji.
    Can you please tell me the prices of your Plug Sheets, get Ready.
     
    Email: kumarshanil@live.com
     

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