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What's New On The Farm?, Issue #014
March 03, 2023

Hardening Off Plants

Today we will talk about hardening young seedlings off before adding them in to your garden bed. Our tender transplants have to be toughened up some before being introduced to their new outdoor garden home.

If not they may die or perform poorly.

To take them from the shelter of their seedling home and just throw them in the garden would be a shock they might not recover from.

Hardening off gradually exposes the tender plants to wind, sun and rain. For more on hardening off, please read our article here.

I am just realizing that the last time I sent out a newsletter, it was for Thanksgiving. I apologize and will try to communicate more often...

Yesterday, I planted six varieties of potatoes in the back 40. It was my first time to ever plant potatoes. I am so excited about it. We have been busy planting seedlings in both greenhouses. The last week of December, David planted 4,000 seedlings, most of them being tomatoes, along with peppers, herbs, eggplant, lettuce, and more. To date, about 3,000 have been sold to customers but we still have plenty, especially tomato plants so come on out to the farm and tour our greenhouse. Pick out your favorite tomato varieties before they are all gone. The plants are going fast and it is just about time to plant. We also have about 1600 varieties of seeds including vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower seeds. If you are too far away, you can order online at David's Garden SeedsĀ®.

We are located at 5029 FM 2504 near Poteet, Texas. Our Farm Store hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Come on out and see us.

David, Juanita, and Matt Schulze

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