Prepping for a cold winter a year-round job for greenhouse operators

Greenhouse operators Ed and Angie Myers always prepare for each season in advance.

In the winter, they plant hanging baskets and root daffodil, tulip and hyacinth bulbs for spring and Easter.

In the spring, the couple ready the greenhouses for the influx of flowers and garden plants that will be in demand when warm weather arrives.

Preparations for fall take place throughout the summer, as they move out the remaining flowers and vegetables to make room for mums and other cool-weather plants.

But what about the winter? When do the Myerses ready the greenhouses at Old Post Farm for the colder months?

Those preparations are a year-round job.

With 13,000 square feet of greenhouse space that stays in use all year, heat is critical to the operation. To keep the greenhouses warm, the couple burns 120 cords of wood in two outdoor furnaces during the winter.

That’s why Ed spends most of the year cutting, splitting and stacking a seemingly endless supply of wood.

Read more at Lancaster Farming (Tom Venesky)

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