Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Nursery

While I was loading empty greenhouse racks into a truck today, I spied something out back of the store. We get these things from time to time for displays. Someone usually claims them and when they're emptied, you have a day to pick them up or they are tossed into the garbage. This one was claimed by the woman I replaced three weeks ago. How it managed not to find its way into the dumpster is beyond me. But there it was. As soon as I returned from lunch, I inquired as to whether it was claimed. My manager told me to take it tonight. He was supposed to have someone dump it this week.

So, low and behold, I have a new rack for my seedlings and plants. I can get them out of the hoophouse and have more room for my seeds. 10x20 trays fit perfectly with six to a shelf. Three shelves means 18 trays. I can fit 12-14 cups per tray. Next year, I'll turn the entire thing into a mini greenhouse and use it to wintersow my annuals. I have another shorter one already in the garage, but it holds all my gardening junk. There are two more in the store right now. In a couple weeks, they'll be emptied. I might try to get another, just in case I sow more seeds than I can possibly use.

I think it's time to start thinking about a plant sale next spring.

The shelves are adjustable. Right now, it's attached to a pallet. If I remove that, I can lower the bottom shelf and give the plants more room. A few pieces of wood across the top can support whatever I find to cover it in case of frost, which is looking less and less likely with each passing day.


Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossoms 'n roots said...

Oh, Nice! That will come in very handy. I wish I worked in a nursery!

Heather said...

Ooohhh, I love a good find. Good Score. I think you will definitely need two or maybe even more though. A gardener can never be too prepared.