It’s finally happened! It’s spring and the new greenhouse is in operation. We worked on it as we could during this strange winter of ups and downs. Glen Workman and volunteers Dave and Roscoe Hensley, Adam VanNatter and others torn down the old greenhouse which had a roof that leaked and polyethylene sheets left over from last year. The new structure is clad in polycarbonate with double walled channels throughout. It really is a thing of beauty as well as utility.
Adam VanNatter and Jamie Christian build shelves that make much better use of the space within the greenhouse.
Marcelle has been planting seeds in the sprouting flats and transplanting them into the six packs for distribution.
The cabbage plants will be ready to distribute to members at the next meeting. They can go into the ground soon.
The tender peppers and tomatoes are sprouting and will soon be ready to transplant into the six packs. College students will be here on Big Ugly next week so there will be help for transplanting.
The squash and cucumbers are starting to peek out of their cells.
With the help of all our volunteers we will be ready to give our own home grown plants to the Grow Appalachia families and maybe have some left over to sell.
It really is a new spring and Big Ugly has plants for a lot of families in Lincoln and Logan Counties. More to talk about next week.