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Plant production at rosybee


We are just entering our busiest time of year; I have been potting up all the new stock from tiny plugs into the trays of large plugs that we sell them in.  This year 50% of the stock has been propogated in-house, mainly from seeds but some cuttings too. The other 50% are bought in as plugs from very specific nurseries that stock exactly the right varieties. Here you see my potting bench with some beautiful purple sage plugs making their way into their next home.

From now everything grows very fast; over the next 6 weeks it will begin to get warmer and the daylight will reach 12 hours per day (hopefully with some more seasonably mild weather). The roots will grow rapidly in the new compost and the plants will be ready to start deliveries in early April.