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Spring Greetings and Gentle Waterings

March 19, 2020

March 19 is the first day of spring. Seedlings are sprouting, giving hope. Local, organic, hoophouse-grown spinach is so sweet and delicious now. Here’s a tip for watering small-seeded crops: Recycle a dish detergent bottle into a water dispenser. Rinse it thoroughly to get rid of residual detergent. Fill with water and tip the bottle upside-down to gently drip water onto delicate seeds or seedlings. Leave the bottle of water out for a while to ensure that the water will be room temperature, which is better for plants than cold water straight from the tap.

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