We’ve just started planting seedlings from the greenhouse out into the fields.

So far, we’ve set out peas (sugar snap and snow), lettuce (full size and mini heads), broccoli raab, and bok choys.

To prepare our garden beds, we’re using a broadfork to loosen up the soil, then garden rakes to smooth out the surface of the soil.

After sticking the plants in the ground, we water them in with diluted fish hydrolysate to reduce their shock from moving from a protected little tray out into the big, scary world.

The next step has been to cover them with row cover. We use the row cover for protection from insects (since we don’t use any insecticides) and protection from cold weather.