As all Clevelanders know, the weather here is always a little less than cooperative. However, 2013 is starting out to be especially hard to predict and starting seeds in our new start house has been difficult with the extremely cold nights and indirect light during the days. This will be the first spring the farm partners will benefit from an onsite seed starting area!
Shawn from Refugee Response was gracious enough to donate a used wood burning stove to the project and Todd lent his amazing building skills and time to fit the stove's original parts to a new chimney that he created. For the first few weeks of March we decided to start a portion of our seeds in flats at our apartment where it will be guaranteed 70-80 degrees for germination. Planted and waiting to be transported are kale, kohlrabi, collards, cabbage, lettuces and a few flowers. We plan to move our seedlings into the start house as soon as next week and continue planting on schedule.
These blog posts are written by Matt, Todd, and Sarah, the farmers of Central Roots.