Ready. Set. Grow

Oh the wonderful smell of soil! The Vinca Vine, Geraniums and Fuchsia are in the dirt everyone! Next to come in this month are the 4″ crops of Geraniums, New Guineas, Dahlias, Begonias and much more. I know what you’re thinking, it takes this long for them to grow? Yes, that Geranium hanging basket you buy for Mother’s Day was started and cared for since January.

There is a lot that goes into growing and we love every minute of it. When the Geranium plugs come in, the first thing we have to do is strip off any buds and what we like to call “lobster leaves”. This allows the sunlight in so the plant can give all it’s energy into producing fresh new leaves and to grow more efficiently. All this is done by hand by-the-way. Then, once we strip them down to just a couple fresh leaves, we clean them with Beneficial Nematodes. These little “buggers” (live microscopic organisms) prevent any fungus gnats or any other pest problems we might encounter while growing. Now our babies are in our custom blend of soil, ready to grow for you!

That’s the dirt for now …