As promised, I have many pictures from my day visiting the farm on Tuesday. The day’s plan was planting. Many of the plants that started in the flats of the greenhouse were ready to be put into the ground. At the same time a new batch of soil mix needed to be made for the starting of new plants.
Terra shared with me her formula for the soil mix they use to start the seeds. It is much like a recipe, each ingredient having an important role in the final product. As is everything with the work on the farm, sustainability is always considered. This is why coco fiber (made from coconut husks) is used over peat moss, which takes years to develop for harvest. The coco fiber and worm castings are filtered through a screen as part of the soil mixing process.