August 2, 2002 in camp is being prepared forthe installation of a new acrylic cover. Agriculture employee Brett Snyder is loosening thewooden support beams to remove the old membrane that is covering thedrying chambers. [Photo & Text: SA] The construction crewand helpers from various departments are in place and the new cover isslowly unrolled. [Photo & Text: SA] The crew startedright after morning meeting to avoid the temperamental winds whichusually start around noon this time a year. But the wind started early,just couldn’t resist playing with this. [Photo & Text: SA] The crew had theirhands full. [Photo & Text: SA] The cover is inplace. Now it is just a matter of securing it. [Photo & Text: SA] The ends have to berolled in and everyone is making an effort to stretch the plasticmembrane evenly. [Photo & Text: SA] manager Adam Nordfors [with red bandana]is drilling the wooden support beams back into place. [Photo & Text:SA] TheGreenhouse is back on line. [Photo & Text: SA]
Slightly warmer temperatures have prompted many local residents to take an interest in starting their gardens.It’s still too early for certain plants though, warns Brown’s Greenhouses co-owner Margaret Brown. According to Brown, the best plants that can grow in rainy and cool weather are cabbages, collards, onions, roses, snapdragons and any other plants that can resist a hard freeze.Some young gardeners in Tuscaloosa are looking to start planting strawberry plants with their mother.“It’s like, well my mom does it every time,” Andy Holman said. “She has to get them out and put them in a pot.”Brown said this is a great time to test your soil and turn your beds. She also said plants like tomatoes and peppers can start being planted around the third or fourth week of March.