Saturday, January 17, 2009
Along with much of the country we have been experiencing extremely low temperatures here in Michigan for the last several days. As long as the power stays on and the greenhouse stays warm I am happy, though. (I stay even happier if I don't think about the fuel bills)
Fortunately I have the greenhouse work to get me into the daylight instead of turning into a hermit. Spending the day in a colorful tropical environment is just what I need at this time of year. There is so much to do to have coleus plants ready to ship in late March that the winter actually races by!
Every summer we grow a big organic vegetable garden so when I don't have my Rosy Dawn Gardens hat on I like to put together the seed orders and plan when to start them under lights in the house. Yep - even though we have a greenhouse business the flourescent lights still come out every spring and we have to find room on countertops and windowsills just like everyone else. The greenhouse is always bursting with coleus by March and we just don't have the room to start seeds in there.
What do you do to pass the cold winter months?