All seasoned Rocky Mountain gardeners knew the nice spring weather was never going to last. We secretly knew it was just a little too nice, didn’t we? So this past week, we paid the price. But isn’t it amazing how fast the snow melts when it warms up right away? Wow! Then it snows again. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…right now and send sunny skies in April and May!
Working in the greenhouse is the next best thing to working outside. Except when it’s cold outside it is nice and toasty in the greenhouse, so it is even better than outside at this time of the year. The Green Team did not let the snow slow us down. Many specialty items including the shade hanging baskets and the decorative patio containers in the coco moss were planted this week. All the greenhouses have plants growing in them so we are beginning to fill up. But we will find just a little more space to keep planting until they are all completely full.
Are you interested in showing off with the earliest spring color in your neighborhood? Nothing says springtime like bright, cheery, colorful pansies. Perfect for our climate and it just so happens that the Creek Side Grown Fresh pansy and viola crop is ready to go! Featuring fourteen different colors and flower sizes for growing in containers or planting right into the ground, the crop is beginning to bloom. Pansies will do just fine in the snow and will withstand temperatures down to 20 degrees without a problem.
The Creek Side Grown Fresh vegetable crop is just about ready for planting outside right now as well. Choose from broccoli, brussels sprout, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi and Sugar Snap peas. Botanical Interests seeds are available for planting directly outside as well now. Consider lettuce, leafy greens, spinach, carrots, radishes, beets among the most common choices. Cool season flower seeds may be sown outside now. Begin sowing tomatoes and pepper seeds indoors. Make sure you keep the seeds moist until they germinate and then provide lots of light to keep them from getting too stretchy. Stop by and we will be happy to offer a few tips.