While the bounty of the Santa Maria Valley's agricultural land is easiest to see at harvest time as vegetables, fruits and flowers are loaded onto trucks. The work begins long before that.
The harsh conditions that crops face before harvest is most pronounced at the beginning, when weather, pests, and predators can have a dramatic impact on the plants' growth, even on their ability to survive.
That is where vegetable transplants, like the ones produced by Plantel Nurseries, come in.
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