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Greenhouse Maintenance Checklist: Fall


September 26, 2019

Fall is almost here, which means it is time to start thinking about preparing your greenhouse for the young plants you’ll be bringing in this winter. To help make sure you have a successful season of preparation and don’t forget a thing, we’ve made this Greenhouse Maintenance Checklist for fall.

Planning

  • Fall is a busy time, but it tends to be more flexible than the hectic

days of spring. Take advantage of the slower pace. Your plants

look great this time of year, and you can be present to enjoy

them with others.

  • This is the best time to replace plastic. Typically it is too cold in

the winter, too hot in the summer, and too busy in the spring.

  • Take pictures of finished plants and displays for next year’s

advertising and website.

  • Get involved in the community. (schools, artisan fairs, markets,

gardening clubs, etc.)

  • If you procrastinated on placing orders for the spring, do it now.

This is your last chance to get your order in before availability

starts to shrink.

  • Test heaters and do maintenance on heating equipment and

backup generators.

Fall Advertising

  • Advertise heavily via the best methods for you (email, Facebook,

Google, snail mail)

  • Post specials on social media. Remind people of the best plants

to buy now.

Sales

  • Foliage (early), Asters, Mums, Ivy, Succulents, House Plants

Fall Production for Spring Sales

  • Transplant 4″ ferns in the early fall.
  • Late in the fall, start longer crops like slow Angel Wing varieties,

Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Ivy baskets, Fuchsia, Pothos and

Philodendron baskets, Carnation, Geraniums, and larger

container herbs like Rosemary and Lavender.

As always, feel free to call us with any questions you might have about growing advice or greenhouse management. We are always trying to share the tips we’ve learned from being in the greenhouse industry for over 40 years. We’re here to help you grow your business!