I am just going to tell you that I have been awake since 4 AM. I worked a full day of planting all ready. I had to decide what all of us are going to plant. There will be 4 of us planting today. I had to decide what to plant them in “ the size of the container” if it is a 4 pack, single then will it be in a 3”, 4” or 4 ½” pot. Does it make a nice basket? Then where will we put the plants in the greenhouse. So got that decided for today. I make up planting sheets with all of this information ( which I still need to do). We are in full production of planting, and you would say that too when you see all the plug trays to be planted.
Sun is shining so the greenhouse will warm up quickly. We will open up doors to keep it comfortable. Without opening the doors 100 degrees would be the temperature. TOO warm to plant for sure, and the young plants don’t like it that warm. Might have to start the fans to help keep it cooler.
I do all the watering at this stage. That is daily on the list 7 days a week. I grew up help milking cows, so feel this is what I am doing with the greenhouse.
Tomorrow I am a presenter at the NIACC gardening seminar. Gardening and YOU… Also we will be setting up a table for Market place. It will be great to see the gardeners and all will be excited about planting and SPRING.
With all to do, I am making this short but ending with this poem.
The gardener doesn’t mind the rain,
The gardener doesn’t mind the pain.
And even when the weather’s hot,
She’d rather work outside than not.
Even weeding has its pleasure.
Making room for floral treasures.
The gardener doesn’t count time lost:
She only minds an early frost.
Alma Ruth, American poet 1928
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky’s Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa email@example.com 641-794-3337 cell 641-903-9365