Greenhouses forum: Gertens greenhouse tour

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Feb 23, 2014 8:00 AM CST
This is one of the major nurseries on the twin cities. They have 11 acres at this site and two others with 12 acres. All together they have 500,000 sq ft including the retail space.
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 23, 2014 5:44 PM CST
Lovely of course. Oh to have a home under (and in) a commercial greenhouse! Bioshere dreams. It would be something I would do should I win the Mega Ball Lottery indeed;... and Its a fact!
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Feb 23, 2014 8:22 PM CST
A visit to such a nice looking place would just make me want more. Thanks for the pictures.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Anderwood
Feb 24, 2014 3:54 PM CST
The close up of the flat contains 512 seedlings.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Feb 24, 2014 9:33 PM CST
I miss my days working at a wholesale grower. The one I worked at was 8 acres under greenhouse roof. I had my own golf cart to get around. My job was production co-ordinator, prepare crop schedules/plans, prepare "sticking", sowing and transplanting schedules, order all the seeds and cuttings and my most fave, plan the container combos. Everyone thought it was weird that I new all the varieties and exactly where they were in the greenhouse. To me it was a passion, to the others it was a job....big difference in interest and engagement. And yes, I did buy a lot. Who wouldn't?

I wrote a little article: http://garden.org/ideas/view/Joannabanana/252/The-Journey-to...
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Mar 14, 2014 10:54 AM CST
David, One of my mega lottery dreams as well just add an inground pool in that huge conservatory.
Man that thing is just huge. Very interesting.
Life is Great! Holly
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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Anderwood
Mar 14, 2014 12:04 PM CST
@HollyAnn,

Just think how it would look filled with hanging baskets in bloom! They told us in May that is how it looks.

p.s. Holly Ann is my wife's name too.
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Mar 14, 2014 1:27 PM CST
The Hobby Greenhouse Assoc we belong to does a group buy in late March. Many of the plants are very small plugs they come in cells or open flats. Some have 600-800 plants to an open flat the cells are 300-500 per very small cell pack. The prices are extremely good but you aren't getting much more than a started seed especially in the open flats. Some of them don't even have their true leaves yet. We have a pretty good record of transplanting them into larger cells. Don't loose many of them. Takes me hours to do it.
Life is Great! Holly
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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Anderwood
Mar 15, 2014 5:57 PM CST
That sounds great!

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