Did I mention how awesome Clint and Jess were back a few posts ago when they helped spread compost and manure? The reason they were at the farm to begin with, is that I asked Clint to make me a custom garden cart, based on some free plans provided here. And he did it! The main idea behind this cart is that the tires are wide enough apart, and it's tall enough, that I can straddle the 30-inch wide beds and push it *over* shorter crops. This means I can use it for moving my transplants as I work down a row, and also for harvesting shorter crops. I love it! And I've found some other uses for it as well...like moving logs around when inoculating logs with mushroom spawn (a little experiment I am trying).
It worked beautifully to transplant all my starts when combined with the Stand 'n Plant transplanter. I thought I had taken a picture while using the transplanter, but if I did, I can't find it. I am thinking up other ways to make it even more useful. Including adding a bracket so I can put our decrepit beach umbrella up to shade the plants as I am harvesting (but not me, only the plants. I only care about the plants). And putting some hooks on the side of the box to carry harvest equipment....and making a box with a screen so I can sift compost through it...the possibilities seem endless.
But what was I talking about? Right. Transplants are in! Peppers, summer squash, winter squash, melons, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and sweet potatoes!