We are pleased to announce that on April 4th we will have Steve Goto at The Greenery to teach us more about Tomatoes! Steve is an expert nurseryman and lecturer based in southern California. He uses organic gardening practices to grow over a 900 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables. Learn from Steve all the tips and tricks to successful tomato harvest.
Everything you want to know about growing Organic Tomatoes Seminar
Cost: $3 per person at the door
Saturday, April 4th 10am & 1:30pm (more…)
As our yards get smaller, or we already have planted our entire yard, it may seem we don’t have the room for new plants. With thoughtful (and fun) planning, it has never been easier to grow citrus trees in small spaces. Citrus trees have great form and evergreen foliage that is attractive all year long. They enjoy the hottest part in your yard with a minimum of 6-8 hours of full sun. So find a sunny spot and decide which height is best for your needs. Dwarf varieties are generally 6-8’ tall. Dwarf trees are great for easy picking (no ladder!) and a saver of precious garden space. If you’d like more shade without having a full size tree, semi-dwarfs reach to about 12’. If you have the space, standards can reach up to 25’ with age.
The “best” varieties are all personal preference! But here’s some info about the varieties we carry: (more…)
The Greenery is full of all kinds of wonderful gifts for your Sweetheart. We offer complimentary wrapping too!
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Trees are blooming, bulbs are emerging or blooming, insects are working and now is the time prevent a few things…
Fireblight – a disease that causes black leaves and flower tips on Pears, Apples, Crabapples, Hawthorn, Pyracantha and more. The bacteria that makes this happen enters the plants through the flowers and new leaf shoots in the spring but symptoms (dark brown to black dieback) do not show up for a few months. Prevent this now by spraying select fungicides only a couple times during bloom and thereafter. Drop by the nursery to find out what to spray and when.
Unwanted fruit – Flowering Plums, Flowering Pears, Olives and many more trees produce fruit that is a nuisance. You can spray Florel during bloom to prevent almost all of this fruit from developing this year.
Worms on Winter Veggies – monitor and prevent the green caterpillars that eat your cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts and more. Pick up our Cabbage Looper trap, put up near the plants and monitor for adult butterflies. Once they are present, spray with your desired insecticide (organic solutions available!) and save your crops!!
Peach Twig Borer – overwinters in crotches of limbs then emerges in spring to bore into tips of branches. Adults moths fly in summer and fall laying eggs. If you have a severe infestation it will be beneficial to spray Spinosad and dormant oil before buds open or just spinosad during bloom and a week after to kill any overwintering worms. In early summer put up our Peach Twig Borer trap to monitor and trap adult moths through the summer and fall.
For those who have tried growing Cilantro and failed, like I have many times, I wanted to share with you my success. I have grown large crops of Cilantro every year…successfully!! This is what I do and how I preserve it.
First, Cilantro is a short lived annual. It bolts quickly as the days get warmer and longer no matter how much you try to pinch off the flower buds. So PLANT IT NOW! I plant my Cilantro each February, even in frosty weather, and harvested it all by mid-April. That was all. My crops that I had planted after February bolted so quickly that there were no leaves to harvest. However, if your plants bolt too quickly, let the seeds develop and harvest them. Use them for coriander in cooking or use them to plant next year!