Saturday Work Day
The volunteers at Rutgers Gardens are busy preparing for plants sales in April and May. Regular Work Days are scheduled almost daily. I made some time today to help out. Our task was to create hanging baskets of petunias and fuschias .
Just like last time we started out with bales of soiless potting mix.
I worked with another volunteer filling containers with the mix:
The containers were filled with plugs from Kube Pak. These are petunias.
They are planted 5 to a pot. In just a couple of hours, close to 100 pots were created by half a dozen volunteers working in an assembly line:
Only 8 weeks left until Ag Field Day, the first big plant sale of the year.
The orchids at Floriculture are in bloom! You can see my photos of them on Flickr.