What to Expect
Ambrosia Farm is also a licensed nursery and Veneta's premier location for Certified Naturally Grown vegetable, strawberry, and flower starts. Getting the season off to an early start at Ambrosia Farm is only possible by using the Paperpot Transplanter system. Our wholesale page is an offer to local growers for Ambrosia Farm to start any transplant crops of your choosing. We'll use our own potting soil, trays, paperpots and nurture all crops until transplant day in our propagation greenhouse. Then, choose whether you would like us to transplant a crop for you, or rent our tool and do your own transplanting. This system works best with onions, brassicas, head lettuce, peas and more. Can also be used to transplant flowers. At this point the only crops Ambrosia Farm direct seeds are beans, carrots, mesclun mix, some salad mix and long radishes.
Our pricing is simple and as follows. Consultation through email or over drinks is free. There are typically three to six trays per 100' bed. We can seed 10-16 trays per hour depending on variety of crops, seed type and spacing. Drop off your own seed for us to use, or we are happy to order your seed, or use the same varieties as our own crops for additional cost. Price for seeding and taking care of transplants in our propagation house is $5/tray plus $60/hr on seeding day, minimum one hour. On transplant day, we charge $40 for seedling delivery and $60/hr during transplant session, minimum one hour. Pickup your own seedling trays and transplant on your own for a $50 tool rental, with optional seedling tray delivery available for $40. Labor savings with this tool are exponential. In good soil conditions, we can transplant approximately 1000 bed ft, with 3 rows per bed, in less than two hours. Save your time, back and knees. Best of all, before you invest in a brand new transplanting system, save your money and give our setup a try.
2018 Nusery Crops - Availability
Roots - Starting seed late-February
Beets, Radishes, Turnips
Legumes - Starting peas early February, beans early April
Beans and Peas
Herbs - Starting seed mid/late-March
Basil, Celeriac, Celery, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Parsley
Flowers - Starting seed mid/Late March & April
Asters, Calendula, Cosmos, Sunflowers, Zinnias and more
Alliums - Starting seed mid-January
Onions, Scallions, Shallots, Cipollini
Brassicas - Starting seed late-February
Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, Romanesco, Napa Cabbage, etc.
Greens and Lettuces - Starting seed late-February
Swiss Chard, Head Lettuce, Mesclun, Spinach, Salad Mix, Arugula, Radicchio and more
72 Cell Plug Transplant Crops - request starts by late february
Strawberries, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Melons, Summer Squash, Winter Squash and more