Seed Sowing

Follow These Tips for Seed Starting Success! Start seeds 7 weeks before their normal planting dates. Example: Tomatoes and peppers are safely planted around May 30th; start the seeds around April 12th. Broccoli, cabbage and other cool season crops are usually planted the last week of April; start the seeds about March 15th. Follow all instructions on the seed pack. Seeds will vary in: Germination time Planting depth Pre-treatment requirements such as Soaking, Scarification (nicking the shell), and Stratification (chilling) …

Hanging Basket Care

By following these easy guidelines, your hanging baskets can bloom and thrive which allows them to stay healthy and beautiful for many months. Light requirements For best results, match your plant’s location with its light and heat preference. Most sun lovers will continue flowering in partial shade, just not as profusely. Shade plants however, will not tolerate the heat and dryness of all-day sunlight.  Ivy and Zonal Geraniums and Portulaca – tolerate the brightest and hottest conditions and occasional drying out.  Petunias …