By Paul Schmitt
Usually, greenhouses are open by the first week in April, but Mother Nature has set them back at least a couple weeks. The twelve inches of snow this past week and below normal temperatures is making life difficult for growers. Todd Maas of Maas Floral and Greenhouses in Sturgeon Bay says sunshine outside can make a big difference inside the greenhouses where temperatures can soar even during cold weather.
The biggest cost to operators is maintaining the heat in the greenhouses, according to Maas. He expects his greenhouses to be open hopefully by April 20 weather permitting.