Sunday, April 6, 2014

Preparing for the Greenhouse and Plant Sale

by Carol Kagan and Krista Cowan, Master Gardeners
2013 Plant Sale
The Greenhouse Team and Holding Area Team continue to nurture hundreds and hundreds of seedlings and plants that have overwintered in preparation for the annual Greenhouse Sale (Friday, May 9 -10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and the Plant Sale (Saturday, May 17 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

Pots & cups full of "thinnings" from the seed trays
The Greenhouse Team has been watering and thinning every day and the plants are growing. On Saturday Krista Cowan and Walter Wray did thinning and watering.
Before disassembly
Earlier in the day Krista, Walter and Trey Gelbach disassembled the high tunnel frame.

This is one of the final chores for the holding area and overwintered plants as well as newly potted ones can be put in their new home.
The high tunnel parts and hardware were stored it in the barn for Steve Bogash to pick up.
Stored in the barn
Krista's comment for the day - Where is the sun?????!!!!!!  uggghhhjhhhhhhhhh!
Thanks to Krista for the update and photos.

Why are the Master Gardener, Franklin County, Vegetable and Plant Sales different from other plant sales?
•Heirloom and unique varieties, most not offered at garden centers, are growing in the greenhouse.
•Locally grown plants, nurtured by Master Gardeners in their home landscapes, have been divided out and potted up to sell.
•Our sales are also scheduled at an ideal time to take plants home and plant them out - no worry over where to hold plants until the last frost date.
•Master Gardeners will be at the plant sale to offer assistance for choosing and caring for the plants offered.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to get unique and quality plants are great prices!

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