KIMBALL, Neb. Mike’s Greenhouse in Kimball has been open now for three years.
They have been open for three weeks now and all they have left for sale are tomatoes and peppers for $1.00 each. They are open for one month out of the year. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)
They sell 16 different varieties of tomatoes, 15 different varieties of peppers, several varieties of cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkins, half a dozen varieties of squash, bedding plants and multiple varieties of flowers.
“It’s a local service to the community,” said Michael Schepker, Owner. “Some vegetable seedlings, a few flowers, along that line. We don’t really have a greenhouse other than the small one at COOP to provide a lot of vegetables. People have to travel too far out of town.”
The greenhouse itself cost $1,000 to build.
It is made out of electric conduit.
It includes two by four bolts and big sheets of plastics.
It is 15 feet wide by 50 feet long.
“It has withstood 75 mph winds without a problem,” said Schepker. “The arch shape provides a lot of strength. The wind pushes it around a little bit but being made out of mostly plastics, it will bend, flex and withstand it. As far as hail, the manufacture of plastics says it will withstand golf ball sized hail.”
They have been open for three weeks now and all they have left for sale are tomatoes and peppers for $100 each.
They are always open for one month out of the year but this year, they had to open late because of the weather.
The greenhouse does not keep it heated when it is cold.
Mike’s Greenhouse is open every day from 10:00am to 6:30pm with weather permitting.
They are going to keep this greenhouse open until mid-June depending on weather and supplies.
You can contact Mike’s Greenhouse by searching for them on Facebook.