By Tim Leeds
Bev Ruhkamp said yesterday that sales were starting to pick up in the greenhouse business.
Ruhkamp, who owns and operates North Valley Greenhouse with her husband, Jean, said it had been a little slow, especially with the watering ban this week. But, she said, things were starting to pick up.
Ruhkamp said the drought hasn't affected her supply or business too much as yet, but she said a lot of cloud cover has. She said many greenhouses she has talked to have said heavy cloud cover has affected the growing, making it later and more difficult to get the plants ready. She said it has been an especially difficult year to get vegetables.
Ruhkamp said she gets her supply of plants out of Roundup.
She said they still have a pretty good supply this year, including annual bedding plants and some perennials. Ruhkamp said they also got some specialty plants this year that are new to North Valley Greenhouse.
Ruhkamp said they are generally only open through May. She said they have been fortunate so far in their business, selling out of all of their plants fairly quickly every year. She said she and Jean aren't interested in pursuing the business farther into summer.