While you put another log on the fire and huddle down inside, here at the greenhouses there is a stirring of life! The best time of the year can be those sunny and very cold days because the greenhouses heat up quickly and give one a chance to ignore the outside world. We won’t be starting any seedlings until about March 1st but there is plenty to do in the meantime. Some of our growing mixes arrived on pallets in December so soon we will bring a few bales inside to thaw. Meanwhile seed orders are being completed and all the sundry items needed to produce lovely plants for our customers are being ordered. We are creating a new larger seed germination zone because this year we will be starting many more of our plants ourselves, especially concentrating on pepper and tomato varieties plus other specialties not readily available elsewhere. With a season of growing experience here in Stockbridge to draw from, we are upgrading our retail sales area and adding some new gardening items. There will be new additions to our vegetable and herb plant offerings, and of course we will continue to grow the newest and best garden plants and hanging baskets, chosen from the thousands of possibilities out there. Also look for our new all-organic vegetable seed line.
Larger projects in the works are to revise our parking area for more convenience and better access to the greenhouses and construct more outdoor display areas with better benches. Hope to see you soon and please stop in for a peek anytime you see signs of life in the greenhouses!