Tales from the Fourth Week of Production
Wisconsin’s weather provides so much excitement for us, doesn’t it? Snow, sleet, ice, rain, a mix of everything and that’s just in the morning. Ok, it’s not quite that bad, but we’ve seen it all in the last week! It was enough to keep us on our toes while we chugged full speed ahead with week four of production.
The first order of business last week was to get all the 10” and 12” geranium baskets planted. Once that was done, we moved on to 4.5” pots in the houses. All went well until Wednesday morning when one of our growers was checking one of the recently planted houses and found the heater had gone out. Geraniums don’t like to be 36 degrees. After some tinkering with the heater, we decided that it would be best to move all the plants from that house to the one next door. Each of us started picking up trays and hauling them down the aisle, through the door, and into the closest house we came to. We looked like a group of leaf-cutter ants with trays of green plants held high so they didn’t bump into the tables. It took about half an hour for the geraniums to be settled in their new warm home and we could breathe easy again. As they say, “all’s well that ends well.”
Before I forget, we’ve started planting perennials and onions. We’ll talk about this more in the weeks to come when there’s more to say.
Beyond that, Thursday was spent trying to de-ice the walkways.
Friday was more planting and some of our staff even came in on the weekend to make up for the snow days.
Have a fabulous day!