With the temperatures finally becoming somewhat spring-like this year, Salzburg plantlets will be coming up for sale. Vegetable grower Josef Gerl had sown lettuce, parsley, kohlrabi, red cabbage, white cabbage and broccoli in the spring. Now these seedlings are large and robust enough to be planted in their own garden. At SPAR, these Salzburg plantlets are now for sale.
In recent weeks, the young seedlings in Wals have grown well. They were well looked after by vegetable grower Josef Gerl Jr. and his family: "We have three hectares of foil greenhouses, where we sow these plants and pull them up for sale." To the delight of many SPAR consumers in Salzburg, the can now buy the plantlets at SPAR.
A lot of sense for vegetables
In the greenhouses of Josef Gerl in Wals-Viehhausen, it is exclusively plantlets that are being grown. His cooperation with SPAR has existed for several years. "We can and do supply lettuce, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, kohlrabi, smooth and curly parsley, white cabbage, red cabbage, and broccoli," says Gerl. "The plants are now strong enough to withstand temperatures up to zero degrees in the open field. Should the temperatures drop again, we recommend to cover the plants with fleece." Fertilization of the plants is still done conventionally, but plant protection is only done through biological means.