What's GROWing On?
News from the MSHS Greenhouse
Planting Report - Week of 3/7/16
1,500+ seeds planted so far... but who's counting?!?
Our entire crop of flowers - with the exception of the Morning Glories that are currently soaking overnight per their packet's directions - is now planted and we can't wait to see what we get. Zinnias, Snapdragons, Marigolds, Calendula, African Daisy, Coleus, Cosmos, Elf Sunflowers, Coreopsis, Mexican Sunflowers, a cut flower mix, as well as MAMMOTH SUNFLOWERS round out our annual varieties. (We are pretty excited about the 80 MAMMOTH SUNFLOWERS we planted... They just might be a part of the Take Your Child to Work program in B102 this year... time will tell.)
We also planted a few perennial flowers. Mixed color Painted Daisies, white Shasta Daisies, red Chrysanthemums, Butterfly Weed, and bright golden yellow Rudbeckia (aka Black-Eyed Susans) will be the perennial varieties available in limited quantities.
Oregano and Thyme seeds were planted as well as peppers (bell peppers - by request from last year's customers). We did a few large planters of Mesclun mix and also planted our first tomato crop (see next story).
Tomatoes - First Crop
We also had a visitor checking in to be sure we would still have tomatoes available this year. We assured him we absolutely would have them... in MAY.
We will be planting tomatoes again next week so that we have lots of different aged plants available for purchase. Last year we were told that some people prefer to plant younger plants than what we had for sale so hopefully delaying them a week will keep them small enough for the experienced tomato growers buying from us... Time will tell.
Look for some tips and interesting facts about tomatoes - including the "Mortgage Lifter" - in next week's issue of "What's GROWing On?".
Sprouted so far...
The Super Snappy Emerging, Super Snappy Peas
We've done it again with Lavender... Apparently our greenhouse is the French countryside... Provence maybe...
Super Snappy Pea
No carrots yet, but we're so excited to have PEAS that we had to post it twice.
Green Cos Lettuce
Welcome to the party Green Cos...