Before the Arctic Blast

This week besides harvesting for and going to market, maintaining the tunnels and fretting about the impending Arctic Freeze, we have been preparing for Spring. David took advantage of the warmer days this week and washed and bleached planting trays and cell packs. He also prepared the growing medium to fill them with.

I started more germination trays, transplanted seedlings from germination trays to cell packs and made up a number of Tadoot-dadoos for single seed germination.

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Tadoot-dadoos

Paper towel tubes are flatten, cut into four pieces and squared. Squared tubes fit into the tray better than round ones.

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A tray holds 48 cells or 72 squared tubes.

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