Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Winter Activities at the Nursery

t's quite a mix of seasons at the nursery. Fall harvest is underway in our fields and shipping continues from our container farm. Spring crops are ready when the demand hits. While all that is going on, preparations for winter are also in high gear at Loma Vista Nursery's container farm. You might think when we are finished, we shut down until spring. While activity at the nursery slows in the winter months, it never stops.

Last winter at the container farm

Winter Protection continues with:

Maintenance of heaters and houses

Clearing away snow

Venting the houses on sunny days to prevent the houses for getting too hot and the plant from waking up too soon

Watering is still necessary though not as often. Heated houses will dry more so than unheated ones and being covered they don't benefit from any natural precipitation.

Early spring plants are ready for sale now but the ones scheduled for later in spring will be pruned and groomed to take full advantage of the spring flush of growth.

Repairs and upgrades to equipment and facilities are also made to prepare for the next growing and shipping season.

These are just a few of the activities that make providing our customers with quality product a full time, year round job at Loma Vista Nursery.

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