by Gena Moore, CFSA’s Organic Research Coordinator

Photo from Windcrest Farm’s Facebook page

All farmers and gardeners must make the decision whether to grow their own or purchase transplants. This decision is made considering several factors, including equipment needs; supply needs; the number of transplants needed; time of year; and, of course, price. There are a few people out there who, against all odds, can generate beautiful transplants year-round without fancy equipment. From my experience, those people are few and far between. The rest of us are forced either to invest in a greenhouse or other supplies, to grow our own, or buy them and save ourselves the trouble of it all. Whatever decision you make, below are some tips to help you be successful.