In farming weather is Queen. My phone is equipped with two weather apps I check like a teenager refreshing snapchat. Our three greatest enemies: epic downpours, gale winds, and hail. These three are always on my personal radar. The rain and the wind can be tracked on my apps, but the hail is a rogue nemesis that plays by no ones rules. When it hits, all you can do is survey the damage, repair what you can, and move forward.
We’ve had two bouts of hail this month. So it goes. While it has set our bloom supply back a couple of weeks, we’ve used this time to get ahead in other areas. Our “Runway” is comprised of 16, 60′ beds and last week we completed prepping and seeding all of them–officially putting us at capacity! Which is amazing, and a huge jump in growth from this time last year.
The greenhouse is also getting some play this summer. We’ve got rows of lisianthus and celosia that are soaking that sun and heat up like champs! Utilizing the space year round is an amazing tool and we’re so excited to have found some sun worshippers who can hang in there.
Our most exciting news: we are getting a walk-in cooler! A 10×14 Room of Refrigeration. Its going to be a game changer, and we can’t wait.
More to come about the launch of the flower truck ( so soon– promise!) I leave you with a couple shots from the other evening: