US (WI): Honeymoon Acres Greenhouse grapples with fickle forecast this planting season

Over the course of a typical gardening season, Honeymoon Acres Greenhouse in New Holstein can sell more than two million plants. But with up-and-down weather conditions, the owner says this spring has been anything but typical.

A puddle of water on the ground inside the pepper greenhouse as rays from the sun beat down from above. Joe McShaw says keeping up with watering his inventory of plants can be a challenge. "It's been constant. It's a non-stop thing. Every day, and it's starting to get old in that sense," said McShaw.

The Honeymoon Acres Greenhouse owner says recent weather in the New Holstein area includes warm days, cool, even frosty nights but very little rain. "You got to have rain because you get different types of nutrition from the rain that you'll never get from putting water on from the well," said McShaw.

Customers combed the aisles Monday morning. Trinity Wadel and her son Hunter Wadel were looking for something to plant in their family garden in Grand Chute. "We usually come here every year to grab some hanging baskets," said Trinity Wadel. "I'm running a little behind schedule this year. So, we came out to grab a couple of baskets and, hopefully, some perennials to plant some more in the backyard."


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