This past week we were all basket cases in the greenhouse. Benches filled with planted hanging baskets, crowded as close together as possible in the precious heated space. They will soon come off those benches to be hung above the benches as we begin to heat more space.
The outside temperatures remain mostly subzero at night, yet we need to stay on schedule in the greenhouse to have the mature plants ready in May. Fortunately the days have mostly had sunshine and the greenhouses have for the most part, warmed up nicely during the day. New technologies in the area of greenhouse coverings and heat retention curtains have indeed helped conserve our winter fuel. However, February is still a brutal month and the weather alone can cause us to be basket cases.