|The mess of the build greenhouse #2|
|Detail of base|
|Pam an Paul - hiding from camera - working|
|Paul working on door framing|
Meanwhile the first greenhouse is empty. Vicki is a bit loathe to put the heat on so soon and I'm inclined to agree. Single digit temperatures are predicted for the next couple of weeks so, I think we'll fire it up in February. Oh, after I write that I take it all back! Pam and I will be shoveling the gravel into it this next Wednesday and we plan on starting some greens seedlings while we wait for the gravel truck. We'll have to fire the heater up then... Just want to keep the heat high enough so it won't go much lower than 50F for nighttime temperatures. All the greens I'll be growing are cool-season crops and can take a bit of chill.
Trying to get the greens going for market sales. I want to sell bags of baby organic lettuces for about $3 or $3.50 at the Oakland County and Old Winery Markets. I have a space for the Old Winery Market reserved for April so I'm shooting for that.
Meanwhile I've ordered some color. Want to try Cyclamen and Gerbera for the first time and try to get something going for Valentine's Day - but it is a longshot. Have ordered a mix of Gerbera, Cyclamen and Pansies to pot up and grow on. And Pam thought she'd be retired for the winter! The flowers should come in a week or so. I've tried to stress the urgency of the order to my sales rep - but we'll see. Had to buy cell trays with quite a few plants, so we'll be moving those to Vicki's once we get them potted.
Exciting happenings at the new and growing Sage Advice Nursery!