As I sit down at my desk and I try to put into words what it is like being a ‘year-round’ grower the first thing that comes to mind is the possibilities! The sky has been the limit. I have been able to enjoy summer veggies & blooms that I have grown while the rest of my garden zone is covered in a foot of snow. The end of summer was once a burdened as I felt so sad to watch the summer color fade away. As a year-round grower I am loading up my treasures in the greenhouse for the winter so those summer blooms can carry on. Living in Ohio and being able to bring into my home a large container of lantana in full bloom during the New Year celebration was something to celebrate! These are the first thoughts that come to mind when I think of what the experience has been for me and my family.
I hope to share with you to the best of my ability the joys and frustrations of being a grower year-round. I want to stress that it isn’t easy to be a greenhouse grower but with the support of others who have experienced this extraordinary lifestyle we can grow healthy roots that will last forever together!