MEGAN TRANSPLANTING POTATO PLANTLETS ON WOOD PRAIRIE FAMILY FARM. First, we gingerly planted 3000 alfalfa-sprout-like tissue-cultured disease-free Potato Plantlets from their Petri dishes into homemade organic Soil Blocks.
After a couple of weeks the plants – especially the roots – had grown enough for the Soil Blocks to hold it together and survive the rigors of transplanting into these new commercial Mushroom Totes.
Here, Megan is laying out twenty plantlets per tote. Kenyon and Cassidy follow behind her, adding additional organic screened compost to fill up the tote and then water down the works.
We picked a cooler, cloudy day to minimize transplant shock. Behind Megan lays Israeli Netafim irrigation Drippers & Stakes attached to a black supply line.
Next year we’ll find the time to build wood benches so this job will progress to an easier standup effort. With thousands of details to tend to on a family farm, it takes about a generation to get a farm set up really well. Caleb, Megan & Jim