You can see gaps opening up on the table! Planting the hanging baskets takes a huge amount of cuttings, and as space opens up we move things off the heated tables to make room for more unrooted cuttings. We’re still getting (smaller) shipments of various things, and making our own from unpatented varieties.
Basil– ‘African Blue’ and ‘Dwarf Purple’
Petunias, freshly cut back. Taking the tops off encourages them to branch and form bushier, branchier plants.
Same goes for this Calibrachoa
Wandering Jew cuttings
New Guinea impatiens planters
Space really is at a premium (a theme you’ll see more of in the next few months). Eventually these baskets will get hung up, and we’ll set up temporary tables to hold cutting trays or trays of pots.
Main entry bay
While most things can go through the flat filler, plug trays for seedlings have to be filled by hand.
On the left you can see the plastic walls we use to separate warm and cool bays. During the day we can roll them up to get air moving and keep the warm bays from getting too humid, and at night we can drop them to heat the zones as needed.
Woo! That’s a lot of mixed baskets.
This bay is next…
Succulent plug assortments
New Guinea impatiens baskets, hung up this week! This section is officially warm enough for that.
‘Perle von Nurnberg’
More large baskets, waiting to go on the tables to be planted. All of the succulent plugs will have to be picked up and put on carts first.
You can see that most of the handles are on now.
Herb bay, still with its assortment of succulents and (further down) herbs
Herb stock plants
The cooler air and sunlight really do amazing things for color with the succulents.