We keep the seedlings in the greenhouse for several weeks until they are large enough and strong enough to be placed into a cool hoop house. Once they are moved to the hoop house, they are allowed to harden up a bit before they are transplanted into the field. Everything is scheduled so we have vegetables consistently available for our customers. As soon as the vegetables have hardened off and the weather is fit, we transplant them into the field. For the first three years at the Bountiful Blessings Farm we planted our vegetables one by one bending over placing them in the ground. As you can imagine, this was hard work. We now have a machine to transplant the seedlings into the ground. This is still hard work, but much easier than when we started. By using the machine transplanter, we have more time for succession planting, allowing us to plant more variety and more often.