Thanks, Franz and DFB! I'll try calling Hugh. I'll also check into the cabbage planter....keeping my options open.
Also, DFB, if you wouldn't mind contacting me off-post, I'd really like to know more about your mulch layer set-up, what you grow,etc. I think I'm going to be changing my mind about the mulch layer--I said before I wasn't interested, but considering the weed problems I'm having this year, I might be looking for a mulch layer And transplanter! thanks again!