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GROWING GREENHOUSE VEGETABLE TRANSPLANTS. Original Power Point Created by Myron K. Sellers Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office June 2002. ADVANTAGES. Early and uniform transplants . Healthier plants. Less transplant shock. Earlier harvest of vegetables .

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Growing greenhouse vegetable transplants

GROWING GREENHOUSE VEGETABLE TRANSPLANTS

Original Power Point Created by Myron K. Sellers

Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

June 2002


Advantages

ADVANTAGES

  • Early and uniform transplants.

  • Healthier plants.

  • Less transplant shock.

  • Earlier harvest of vegetables.


Considerations

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Requires capital investment.

  • Requires intensive management.

  • Crop failures due to insects, disease, and equipment failure.


Crops grown from transplants

CROPS GROWN FROM TRANSPLANTS

  • Peppers

  • Tomatoes

  • Cabbage

  • Broccoli

  • Onion

  • Watermelon

  • Squash


Growing the transplant

GROWING THE TRANSPLANT


Seeds are direct seeded into a plastic or styrofoam tray filled with soil less media

Seeds are direct seeded into a plastic or styrofoam tray filled with soil less media.


Trays are placed on a t rail system of benches

Trays are placed on a t-rail system of benches.


Automated watering booms are used to irrigate

Automated watering booms are used to irrigate.


Irrigation is controlled by an electronic controller

Irrigation is controlled by an electronic controller.


Fertilizer is injected into the irrigation system

Fertilizer is injected into the irrigation system.


Cooling the greenhouse

Cooling the greenhouse.

  • Fans are used to exhaust hot air.

  • The sidewalls of some greenhouses lower to allow warm air to escape.


Heating

Heating

  • Gas-fired heaters are usually necessary to grow tomato, pepper, squash, and watermelon transplants.


Insects diseases and weeds must be intensively managed

Insects, diseases, and weeds must be intensively managed.


Transplants are grown 4 to 6 weeks before planting in the field

Transplants are grown 4 to 6 weeks before planting in the field.

  • One worker is assigned to 6,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space.

  • He is responsible for the growing process from seeding to maturity.


Transplants are bundled for retail sales

Transplants are bundled for retail sales.


Farmers often take the transplants to the field in the growing tray

Farmers often take the transplants to the field in the growing tray.


Many of the transplants are grown to harvest using plasticulture

Many of the transplants are grown to harvest using plasticulture.


Growing greenhouse vegetable transplants

The amount of greenhouse grown vegetable transplants is increasing because the plants are uniform and the harvest is early.


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