Zinnias: planted! They won’t do much til we have nice hot days, but we thought we’d get the jump on them.
First batch of potted tomatoes. We’ll do more in flats, but since it’s still way too early to plant these outside, we have to stagger our plantings so we don’t have too many ready at once.
Coleus planters and geraniums have bulked up nicely in the past few weeks
Herb bay: Almost done planting 4″ pots!
This week we spaced the mixed baskets in this aisle, and cut back/put outside baskets that were too leggy. They’ll look brand new in about two weeks.
Non-stop begonias in pots and mixed planters
New Guinea impatiens baskets look super right now!
Pots of sun coleus, planted this week.
Mixed shade planter close-up
Mixed shade baskets
Non-stop begonias, just lovely
Main aisle, with a lively display of pansy bowls, herbs, and vegetables.
Pansies, now outside on display.
Pansies prefer cooler weather, and are one of the first things we’re able to move outside.
‘Overflow’ greenhouse, across parking lot, is now full of extra baskets and pansy bowls on drippers.
This week in the herb section: Scented geraniums!
Seed room, now with people for scale! The nearest tables now hold flats of basil, peppers, and flowering vinca.
Herb bay, 4″ pots being planted! Yes, I get both tables this year. 🙂
AND a third table. Not bad for someone who started off the herb department with a few pots of chocolate mint, fourteen years ago!
Pots lined up, ready to be planted with coleus and Sunpatiens.
Aisle. Still have lots of cuttings and plugs on carts; everything we plant slowly picks away at all of this.
So many succulents still waiting to be planted
Ferns and succulents
Gorgeous 12″ mixed baskets for sun– these are prime right now!
Perennials, filling in the rest of the bay
Scotch moss, freshly planted on the left.
Perennials and roses, plus flats of stock, violas, etc
Nifty succulent (String of Pearls)
He ate his spinach.
Aisle; pansy flats picked up and put on carts, ready to put outside on display.
You can see a bit of empty space where the pansies were; this will be planted with new flats soon.
Our shipment of potting & top soils and mushroom compost came in this week, and the pallets are lined up neatly on the edge of the lot.
Across the parking lot– we were able to move extra hanging baskets over here to free up some space in the main greenhouse. Once the baskets are hung overhead, we’ll go back through and put more on the floor. They’re all on drippers, which helps speed up the watering.
There was a flurry of activity at the greenhouse this week as we kept on feverishly planting but also prepared to open over the weekend. You’ll see a lot of changes between this week and next!
This week in the herb section: Visit the herb blog to see the transformation!
Here’s another bay-by-bay look at what’s going on. Compare to this post— it’s stunning how the space gets transformed this time of year! You’ll notice that most of the bays we’d been using for storage are now either full or in the process of being planted. As it warms up outside, we can begin moving supplies to the barn or parking lot where they’re still accessible, and plant all that valuable indoor floor space.
Seed room, Van Wingerden West 1
West 3, geranium bay
West 4, herb bay
East 1, entry bay
GGS West 2
West 4– more baskets planted!
West 5– getting ready to plant perennials!
East 5– Roses, just planted! Pallets of pots ready to use for planting perennials.
East 5, better shot of the roses
East 4– the rest of the roses, dahlias, freshly planted flats of marigolds, and 10″ hanging baskets moved from the herb bay.
East 3, still storing some pots and supplies here.
East 2, table is loaded up with plug trays of petunia & other seedlings.
For a closer look at what’s going on in the herb bay, check out this companion article on the herb blog.