Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winter Growing

While some growers cease planting during the winter, we're still growing strong, preparing for our spring plant sales. I spent Saturday afternoon taking dozens of cuttings of herbs and potting up plantlets of popular house plants. The greenhouse was nice and cozy compared to the outside, although it was still a bit chilly. 

Vicks, chocolate mint, lavender, rosemary and oregano cuttings
Anyways, with luck we should have tons of herbs that are a decent size for the first spring plant sale. And if they don't strike or grow fast enough, there's always aloe vera. Everyone loves aloe!

And we have lots of spider plants on hand as well. This time around, we have multiple varieties - the traditional white-striped leaf type along with the darker green cultivar and the green-striped leaf kind. Hopefully the winter won't be too cold and we'll have a good number of nice-sized plants for the sale. Venus flytraps will probably be sold towards the end of March, when it's warmer and they are exiting their winter dormancy. 

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