Seedlings of the early crops for the farm are sprouting up, looking like miniatures of their mature selves and making the basement at UTC very green. The group includes peppers, tomatoes, several kinds of kale, lettuces, collards and herbs that will be grown for Neighborhood Foods CSA, and the Rittenhouse and neighborhood markets. Also planted – a variety of flowers to attract pollinators and add color to the gardens!
Staff members are taking turns watering and last week, farmers Ryan and Quenzell worked at transplanting the little seedlings into bigger flats and pots.
Eric Blasco, professional gardener and friend of UTC, is helping with the seed-starting, sharing his expertise and providing some heirloom seeds for both both veggies and flowers. He is involved with Seed Savers Exchange and works with a farmer growing heirloom seeds. Many thanks to Eric!