It finally arrived! The day I have been waiting for all winter. The greenhouse at Rutgers Gardens is finally open. Not a lot to do for herbs today, but it was still great to get out, see my fellow volunteers and start getting ready for Spring Flower Fair, our big annual fundraiser.
The soil table saw a lot of action today as volunteers seeded and potted up cuttings. The misting table is steadily filling up with flats of seeds and seedlings. As the spring progresses, work in the greenhouse will speed up. Soon space will be at a premium and we’ll be anxious for warmer weather so we can move the perennials into the unheated hoop house to make room in the greenhouse for the annuals and the tropical plants.
For anyone who wants a sneak peek at what herbs we will be selling in May, here’s what we seeded today: