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Alvord, IA  51230
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growing, Growing, GROWING

At Knobloch's we have been busily transplanting lots of small plugs so they have time to grow before you come for your flowers.  First we start with empty pots such as all these hanging baskets...

(Yep, this is our retail area being used as warehouse of sorts during the cold winter months before we need the space for flowers.)  Hanging baskets and planters are the first thing we transplant as those plants need the most time to grow and fill in.  We begin planting those the first week of March.

The process is rather similar for the individual potted items.  First the empty pots are put into the carrying trays, they are filled with our own potting soil, and the plugs are carefully placed in their final container.  These steps are true family projects as we are fortunate to spend much time working together this time of year.

The plants love the beautiful sunshine and warm weather in the greenhouse, and it's so much fun to watch them grow.  The above picture was taken March 22 and the picture below was taken today (April 9), just two and half weeks later.

 The plants are happily growing, Growing, GROWING and keep showing more color every day!

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