|Lots of cardboard to recycle|
|Snowdrop anemone and goatseard|
|Corydalis and Brunnera Jack Frost|
|Viola Rebecca and Baptisia|
The Baptisia was just stems with a few leaves but the Violas looked OK. They were a bit yellowed on what looked like where they took cuttings. The wholesale growers use these flats sometimes as stock plants so they can take cuttings to propagate with. On the whole the shipment looks good but will take longer than the Raker's material to grow out.
The greenhouse was a pleasant 60F today and only had gotten to a low of 40F. My smaller greenhouse which had been running warmer was only 50F today and I had the heater on high. I think the mass of the bigger greenhouse is holding some heat and not letting it go off at night as much. We don't have any thermal mass in Vicki's greenhouse but it is finally warm enough to do some growing.
Pam and I will have our hands full tomorrow - getting soil, potting starts and going to the big greenhouse to do some transplanting as well. Pam is scheduled to work Friday so we can always do some more transplanting then. The greenhouse hours are early on Fridays, so we can get the work done in the morning instead of waiting until 4pm when we're both worn out.
The seedlings in the big greenhouse are doing OK - many are just slow since that darn house is kept so cold. Still waiting for the peppers and all the tomatoes to emerge -I think it has been about two weeks now. The dried flower seedlings haven't yet emerged and I think it has been a week to ten days for them...
Well Live and Learn - this year is really the learning curve - for me to figure out my timing and space utilization. We won't have the big greenhouse next year so I don't think I'll be growing as many plants from seed. We'll have to figure out space in Vicki's greenhouse as we want to keep growing greens all winter - both for personal use and if there's extra - for the market.