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    In anticipation of Tomato Season…

    by  • February 18, 2018 • Adria's Garden Blog, In the Garden • 0 Comments

    Here it is, almost the end of February and these warm, dry days have us ALL itching to plant the summer garden! Well, do your best to hold your horses. as we are still 6 plus weeks away from the last day of frost!! This means that if warm season veggies are planted now and we get a very cold night, the plants will be damaged if not killed. Also, early season tomatoes are at higher risk of insect and disease damage long before they set their first fruit. Now, if we have an oddly warm and dry spring then your gamble may pay off.

    As for me, I am dying to get things planted as well but I am not. I NEVER plant my tomatoes in the ground before the beginning of March is this is only done with protection like a Wall of Water or in a greenhouse. Yet I still plant the majority of my tomatoes in early to mid April. I currently have tomato starts in my greenhouse with more seeds going in now, but that is it.

    If you want to research and plan your summer garden, particularly tomato varieties, here are the varieties we are expecting from Fredriks Nursery, our local bedder supplier. These will all be the varieties of tomatoes that you could special order or watch for them to arrive in the nursery! Want to learn more about growing Tomatoes? We will have a Growing Tomatoes seminar at The Greenery coming in April. Watch our events page here: www.greenerynsy.com/events.

    I’d love to hear from you what will you do? Gamble on early season or will you plant? Leave your feedback in the comments!

    -Adria

    Our Favorite Things 2017

    by  • November 30, 2017 • At Home, Christmas, In the Pantry

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    Gifts you know will be loved, because they are already loved by so many! Read why the experts at The Greenery enjoy using these items and why they would recommend them as the perfect gift.

    Fall & Winter Veggies to plant now

    by  • October 30, 2017 • Adria's Garden Blog, In the Greenery


    VEGETABLES:
    Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Lettuce, Onion, Snap Peas, Shelling Peas, Spinach, Artichoke (seedling), Carrots, Beets, Radishes, Fava Beans, Kale, Mustard greens, Collard greens, turnips and turnip greens.

    All vegetables listed above except Celery, Onions, Peas, Artichokes and Fava beans should be planted in succession 2-4 weeks apart. Succession planting is just repeated plantings to ensure a continued crop since these plants produce 1 primary crop and maybe a small secondary crop then they are finished.

    HERBS: Chives, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme. Some of these herbs will die back in the winter if planted outside but planting them in the fall will ensure a larger plant next year which means a bigger harvest!

    Halloween Decor Sale

    by  • October 12, 2017 • Uncategorized

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    begins Thursday, Oct 12, 2017

    40% off

    Halloween Decor

    • includes table top and outdoor decor
    • includes fairy garden and flags
    • Halloween products only ONLY

     

    *Offer good on Halloween Themed Décor only. Everyday items like Lanterns, Pillar candles, candy and food items, fresh pumpkins and faux pumpkins not included. While supplies last.

     

    Fall & Winter Flowers

    by  • September 19, 2017 • Uncategorized

    Fall is a great time to plant annuals in your yard for color all winter long and into spring.

    What to plant you say? Here’s a list of our favorites and how to use them, almost all of them grown locally by Fredriks Nursery!

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    Sweet Peas – known for their sweet fragrance in the spring, sweet peas are often overlooked until they bloom at which time it is too late to plant here in the Central Valley. Best time to plant is in October whether by seed or start for their spring bloom. They will need a fine support system like trellis netting for their delicate little tendrils to wrap around as they grow. Dwarf “self supporting” varieties are available and are great additions to containers or hanging baskets. Grow in part to full sun.

    Calendula a.k.a. Pot Marigold (not pictured) – this annual is the the Marigold of the winter. Considered a mid range -tall growing flower for fall, the bright and cheery flower petals are edible and used in salads, soups and to color soaps and other homemade concoctions. Grow in part to full sun.

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    Cyclamen – I like to call them the Queens of the Winter. Not really an annual but more like a bulb, Cyclamen give non-stop color until the warm spring days arrive. Available in white, white with purple eye, pink, rose, purple, red, wine red and even in colors flamed with white. Super cute minis are available too. Plant cyclamen in the ground, containers or hanging baskets. Keep them blooming the best with regular fertilizing and deadheading by plucking the entire spent flower stem, do not cut. Grow them in shade, part shade or a cool, sunny spot. When they tire out in the warm days of spring, set them aside in a cool, dry area and water occasionally through the summer. Beginning in September when you see new leaves sprout, water regularly and fertilize and they will come back in to bloom for the winter! (more…)

    Fresh Pumpkins have arrived!!

    by  • September 7, 2017 • Uncategorized

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    Tips for keeping your pumpkins & ornamental squash fresh

    1. Keep them dry – especially underneath. Moisture from below will begin decomposition and rotting.
    2. Do not mar the skin – pumpkins have thick outer skin for protection. If the skin is scraped, scratched or poked the pumpkin will begin to rot.
    3. Don’t waste them – bake them! Many of the pumpkins and ornamental squash are tasty and great for baking after the season.

     

    Happy Pumpkin Season!