Popular Rose Types

Popular Rose Types

Roses are called the “Queen of Flowers” for the beauty they provide to the landscape. They need proper care to ensure that they produce the best possible display each season, but the rewards are well worth the effort. The American Rose Society classifies roses into three main groups; Species Roses (wild roses), Old Garden Roses (existing prior to 1867) and Modern Roses (varieties created after 1867, when the first man-made hybrid tea ‘La France’ was created). Within these groups of roses, home gardeners will discover very special, unique features and a plethora of growth characteristics, to make roses a wonderful […]

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Garlic Growing Guide

Garlic Growing Guide

Homegrown, properly harvested and stored garlic provides a fresh flavor that can not be matched by any supermarket garlic. Garlic is relatively easy-to-grow. It is a hardy perennial vegetable, though it has a fairly long production season. It is a crop well worth considering for your garden. Types of Garlic There are two main types of garlic – softneck and hardneck (sometimes called “stiff neck”) forms. Softneck varieties generally produce more cloves per bulb and store longer than hardneck types. The same softneck garlic variety common in supermarkets can be grown in the garden. However, there are many additional varieties […]

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7 Tips for Winter Houseplant Care

7 Tips for Winter Houseplant Care

Gardeners often move potted plants indoors when the weather becomes cool. This can be a good technique, as long as a few steps are taken to ensure that indoor plants remain healthy and vigorous throughout the season. Here are a few tips for how to care for houseplants in winter. Humidity Humidity in homes during winter tends to be lower than what houseplants would prefer. If you have a humidifier, place houseplants nearby. If you do not have a humidifier, there are a couple of solutions.  Group plants together near a damp area such as the shower.  Place a tray […]

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Small Berries and Tips on Growing Them

Small Berries and Tips on Growing Them

The Spring 2020 Jung Seed catalog is now available. This beautiful 100-page colored catalog features a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, shrubs, trees, and gardening supplies. We are excited about our new selection of small fruit that is guaranteed to brighten your garden and delight your taste buds. Blueberries The Perpetua Blueberry is an attractive fruiting shrub. It produces two crops of fruit each season. The plant is bushy and vase-shaped. It will grow small sweet berries in mid-summer, then flower, and produce a second crop in the fall. It’s glossy, dark green foliage changes to a reddish hue […]

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Guide to Winter Mulching

Guide to Winter Mulching

Why Mulch the Garden in Winter? During the warmer months, mulch helps to prevent garden weeds and retain soil moisture. At Jung Seed, we recommend fall and winter mulching to protect your garden through harsh weather conditions. It also helps your garden regrow in the spring with more vigor. Winter mulch is essential for gardens located in colder climates.   Benefits of Winter Mulching There are many benefits of winter mulching, which include: Protects plants from freezes, thaws, and harsh winds Stabilizes soil temperature Keeps plants in a protective dormant stage Prevents plants from triggering growth during sporadic warm spells […]

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5 Reasons to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

5 Reasons to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

One of the simplest joys you can have is growing your own kitchen herb garden.  If you have not grown your own herbs, now is a great time to start!  Here are our top reasons why you should grow herbs in your kitchen. Easy to Grow Herbs are one of the easiest groups of edibles to grow. Not everyone can start out as growing experts. Choosing an easy to grow plant will boost your gardening confidence. Short on gardening space? Herbs do not need a lot of room to grow. You can use pots, small containers, herb garden planters, or […]

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11 Holiday Gift Ideas Gardeners Will Love

11 Holiday Gift Ideas Gardeners Will Love

If you have friends and family on your holiday gift list who cannot get enough of getting their hands dirty in their garden, we have made gift planning a little easier. Gardening is an activity that is tranquil, rewarding, and healthy. It is no wonder so many people take it up as a hobby. Whether doing indoor gardening to bring some green into the home or outdoor gardening to soak up that vitamin D, your loved one can enjoy their gifts all year round.  This year Jung Seed has put together a special holiday gift guide full of fun, creative […]

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