9 New Bulbs to Plant in Fall – Best Bulbs for Spring Flowers

9 New Bulbs to Plant in Fall – Best Bulbs for Spring Flowers

Remember last spring when you spotted beautiful beds of spring tulips, daffodils and hyacinths blooming and you vowed to plant some in your yard? Well—now is the time to decide what you want and get those beauties planted. Actaea Daffodil Zone: 3 – 8 The Actaea Daffodil is an heirloom daffodil. It has a wonderful, sweet fragrance. The flowers are brilliant white with petite yellow cups that are rimmed with red and accented by green. Blooming in mid to late spring they are the perfect addition to your flower garden. British Gamble Daffodil Zone: 3 – 8 The British Gamble […]

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4 Tips for Improving Garden Soil

4 Tips for Improving Garden Soil

Healthy soil results in healthy plants. Plants growing in a healthy soil ecosystem have easy access to air, water, and nutrients and are less prone to disease and pest issues. With our helpful information below, a little work, and patience, you can achieve healthy soil, no matter what type of soil you are starting with. Tip #1 Organic Matter The best way to improve any soil, whether a heavy clay soil or a well-drained sandy soil is to amend it with organic matter. What is Soil Organic Matter? Soil organic matter is the organic matter of the soil. It is […]

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Gardening with Chickens – Why Chickens and Gardens Just Make Sense

Gardening with Chickens – Why Chickens and Gardens Just Make Sense

Keeping chickens can be very rewarding and make a wonderful addition to any garden. They supply you with fresh eggs, provide garden fertilizer, help control pests, and make lively pets. Chickens Help With Pest Control Chickens will make a meal of common garden pests, including beetles, cabbage worms, slugs, caterpillars, and more. When allowed to roam freely, chickens will happily pluck insects from your garden. One chicken can easily debug around 120 square feet of land per week. Chickens Are Great For Composting Chickens serve as great composters for your kitchen scraps, weeds, and rotted garden fruits. Feeding chickens your […]

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Why Won’t Fruit Grow on My Trees?

Why Won’t Fruit Grow on My Trees?

Fruit (& nut) producing trees and shrubs are an exciting thing to plan for, and then care for, so when they fail to produce according to our expectations, it can be frustrating and of course disheartening.  Fruit trees will grow very similarly to other ornamental plants. However, when it comes to actually bearing fruit, fruit and nut trees and fruiting shrubs will require more time, attention, and specific care regimens to perform well, in order for them to produce to our gardening expectations. How Long Does It Take For Trees To Produce Fruit? The first basic truth to know is […]

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Rose Pests – Identification & Solutions

Rose Pests – Identification & Solutions

New and experienced rose growers know, there are a number of insect pests that are attracted to roses. These pests may affect flower development, the foliage or overall quality of a rose bush. These pests are not likely to destroy an entire plant, but they can severely damage or stunt parts of the plant. Any cosmetic damage done to your rose bush is unwanted! Regular inspection of your roses is important in order to minimize any damaging effects of insects. You may find evidence of leaf chewing, damage from piercing and sucking insects or other suspicious damage to a plant. […]

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14 Vegetables To Plant For Fall

14 Vegetables To Plant For Fall

It might be summer but it is time to start the fall seed planting season. Typically, you need to start your fall seeds 10 to 12 weeks before your first frost date. Read labels carefully as this time frame is a generalization and you might need more or less time in the growing process. What Vegetables Should I Plant for Fall? Below is a list of Jung Seed favorites to get started planting this summer for great eats all fall. Arugula Beets Broccoli Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Cilantro Kale Kohlrabi Lettuce Radish Rutabaga Shallot Swiss Chard Fall vegetable gardening offers second […]

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24 Flowers, Fruit, & Plants Perfect For Your Patriotic Garden

24 Flowers, Fruit, & Plants Perfect For Your Patriotic Garden

July 4th marks the celebration of America’s independence. Typically, we spend this holiday celebrating with fireworks, parades, or family gatherings. This year, why not celebrate by planting a patriotic garden. Show your love of country with a beautiful patriotic garden filled with red, white, and blue flowers, plants, and fruit. We have selected 24 of our favorite flowers, fruit, and plants to get your patriotic garden started. Red – Flowers, Fruit, & Plants Ac Wendy Junebearing Strawberry Apeldoorn Tulip Fanal Astilbe Fireball Dwarf Monarda Hot Papaya Coneflower Latham Summer Bearing Raspberry Satin & Lace Berry Chiffon Coreopsis Shenandoah Red Switch Grass […]

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Growing Sweet Corn – Types and Isolation Guidelines

Growing Sweet Corn – Types and Isolation Guidelines

One of the highlights of summer is eating fresh sweet corn. Sweet corn hybridizers are constantly striving to develop varieties with improved flavor, seed germination, holding ability, and other desirable characteristics. Types of Sweet Corn Varieties of sweet corn are classified based on the type of sweetness genes they contain. The special characteristics of each class of sweet corn will appeal to different growers for different reasons. Different sweetness genes provide different levels of sweetness and flavor to each kernel, and each type has some specific isolation requirements to ensure high quality and flavor. Isolation can be achieved by physical […]

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Sunflower Guide – Growing, Caring, & Varieties

Sunflower Guide – Growing, Caring, & Varieties

Sunflowers are popular, easy-to-grow annual flowers. They make good landscape and container plants and are excellent cut flowers. Varieties are available in a number of heights, colors, flower sizes, and flower forms, so they can be used effectively in a range of ways in the garden and landscape. Although most sunflowers are grown as ornamentals, they also produce edible seeds relished by birds, and some varieties are grown primarily for their seeds. There has been increasing interest in growing sunflowers as cut flowers and flowering potted plants for weddings. Because they are easy-to-grow and reasonably fast to bloom, sunflowers make […]

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11 Watering Tips for Your Garden

11 Watering Tips for Your Garden

Watering of new plants, shrubs, and trees is the single most important factor enabling your plants to succeed, but watering plants isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. It’s important to keep the soil moist around new plants, whether they are tiny seedlings or recently planted trees or shrubs, but excessive moisture can cause problems, too. Tip 1: The usual rule of thumb is that vegetable and flower gardens, to do well, require consistent water of 1 inch per week. Where or when rainfall is lacking, supplemental water must be given.  However, moisture-loving plants will need more water and drought-tolerant […]

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