Starting Seedlings for Market Retail
We will be doing veg. seedlings this coming spring for resale at our local farmers market. We are in zone 6B, last frost is typically mid-May. I intend to start the seedlings in my finished basement under lights and then move outside to a heated GH.
Wondering if anyone might share their "step-by-step process" for starting & finishing seedlings for market resale. I've noticed many of you start seeds in what look like "community trays", and then transplant each seedling. Do you transplant from there into plugs, and again into pots? Or directly into pots? Is there any advantage/disadvantage to starting individual seeds in plug trays?
Also, I haven't had any luck finding an affordable "soil less" seed starting mix. Do most of you suggest this and if so, any suggestions on where to purchase? Some of the prices I've found online are through the roof.
Thanks for any info you can share : )