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June Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEJun 6, '21

Container plants can dry out quickly in the hot windy days of summer. Soil Moist is a polymer designed to reduce plant watering. It absorbs water similar to a sponge, when the soil dries; the stored water is released to the soil over an extended period of time. Safe to...

Container Gardening - Herbs and Veggies!

CHRIS PESCHEMay 19, '21

Select compact plants. Bush–type plants are better suited for limited space available when container gardening. Some common vegetables available in bush form are: Beans Tomatoes Cucumbers Zucchini Variety is the spice of life. Use a mix of veggies and herbs in your containers. Pot up a salsa garden with tomatoes,...

Deadhead Spring Flowering Bulbs

CHRIS PESCHEMay 3, '21

A frequently asked question from our customers is what do I do with my daffodils, tulips and hyacinths when they’re done flowering? A common mistake is to cut off the green foliage after flowering which causes the bulb not to flower next year or possibly to expire. When the flowers...

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April Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEApr 12, '21

Do a soil test to determine what amendments your planting beds need.  Soil Test Kits by LusterLeaf provide 10 tests for pH, and Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash.http://www.lusterleaf.com/nav/soil_test.html  Our expert staff can analyze your results and will assist you in selecting the proper organic or traditional fertilizer to apply Add 1 to 2...

Growing Onions

CHRIS PESCHEMar 27, '21

Onions need direct sunlight. Place them in a full sun area of your garden. Make sure to amend your soil before planting with Back to Nature Natures Blend Compost. Use 1 bag per 100 sq. ft. Cultivate a bag of coarse sand into the area. Rake the soil even then apply Dr....