15 Garden Trends: 2022 Color Of The Year

15 Garden Trends: 2022 Color Of The Year

2022 has arrived! It is time to start planning your garden. Jung Seed has a wide variety of new items this year. How do you choose from so many wonderful options? Why not get some inspiration from the new Color of the Year! This year Pantone has chosen Very Peri, a blueish-purple color. It is described as “displaying carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for […]

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Pet-Friendly Plants & Landscaping for All Seasons

Pet-Friendly Plants & Landscaping for All Seasons

The good thing about houseplants and gardens is that together, they create a full year of beautiful growth. Turning your home into a plant sanctuary is a rewarding experience, and these days, adding some color to the home can be a welcome change. However, homes with pets must take some extra steps. Not every plant is safe for your furry friends, and some outdoor features are dangerous to dogs and cats. Luckily, with some planning, your home can be welcoming to plants and animals alike, no matter the season. Take a Seasonal Inventory An easy way to stay on top […]

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Gardeners

5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Gardeners

Jung Seed is excited to offer Holiday Gifts for your gardener in your life. We have partnered with two local Wisconsin companies and one non-profit to bring you a unique selection. New Life Lavender & Cherry Farm is family-owned and located near Baraboo, Wisconsin. They have created a place where visitors can relax and enjoy the sweet aroma of lavender while admiring breath-taking views of their farm. New Life strives to provide a place for people to re-connect despite the hustle and bustle of life. Jung Seed is offering a selection of New Life’s lavender products perfectly paired with other […]

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Demystifying Fungicides

Demystifying Fungicides

I can tell you, there is no “easy button” when it comes to fighting plant diseases in the garden. Plant diseases are caused by pathogens that are variable, complex and for the most part, they are everywhere. What can we do to help our plants fight these pathogens? One critical way to help our plants is with the use of fungicides. Understanding Fungicides Fungicides are a type of pesticide that can be extremely beneficial in the management of plant diseases; however, we must understand that fungicides are as variable, complex, and numerous as the pathogens we wish to control with […]

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Freezing & Drying Garden Herbs: A Guide To Preserving

Freezing & Drying Garden Herbs: A Guide To Preserving

Preserving herbs for winter is a great way to add delightful organic flavor to warm dishes like soups, stews, and sauces. For optimal results, harvest herbs at their peak when oils are most flavorful. Peak harvest time occurs during the early flowering stages, just prior to the flower’s opening. After picking your herbs of choice, carefully rinse them to remove any lingering dirt or tiny garden pests. Then, gently pat the herbs dry with a paper towel. Now, you may begin the drying or freezing process. How to Dry Garden Herbs Learning how to dry herbs is quite simple. Seasoned […]

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Choosing The Best Pumpkin Varieties For Halloween

Choosing The Best Pumpkin Varieties For Halloween

Growing your own pumpkins for Halloween is a fun, easy activity your whole family can enjoy. The first step is deciding what kind of pumpkin you would like to grow. Do you like the classic orange pumpkin? Or perhaps you want something unique? Jung Seed Company has over 44 different pumpkin seed varieties! Let’s take a look at the wide varieties to choose from. Classic Style Pumpkins The classic Halloween Pumpkin is large and orange. It is used for decorations inside or outdoors. Often, it is carved and set outside with a light inside. Here are several varieties perfect for […]

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Squash Harvest & Storage Tips

Squash Harvest & Storage Tips

What fall dinner table would be complete without a delicious winter squash dish? Harvesting and curing squash takes time, patience, and a little know-how.  Just because the squash has the correct coloration does not necessarily mean that its flesh will taste delicious.  If fruits are harvested too soon, they will not have optimal flavor. Their flavor comes from the conversion of starch into sugar and this process is best attained by proper curing and storage after fruits have reached their maturity in the garden. When To Harvest Squash Marking your garden calendar when your squash first sets fruit is the […]

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8 Tips For Bringing Houseplants Indoors For The Winter

8 Tips For Bringing Houseplants Indoors For The Winter

As cooler temperatures settle in, it’s time to bring houseplants back indoors. Here are some helpful guidelines to make the transition successful. Temperature 45°F is the tipping point. When nighttime temperatures start to dip consistently you need a plan to tuck in your houseplants indoors for the winter. Cleaning Wash plants and pots thoroughly. Hose off all foliage, sides, and bottom of the pot. Pest Control Attempt to remove any unwanted pests or critters that have taken up residence in or on your plant. If you are finding some soft-bodied pests like aphids, spider mites, or mealy bugs, spray the […]

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Fall Gardening: End Of Season Tasks

Fall Gardening: End Of Season Tasks

Fall brings shorter days, cooler temperatures, and time to enjoy the bounty of the gardening season. Taking care of some garden tasks in the fall is an excellent way to ensure the garden is at its best for the upcoming spring season. Fall Garden Cleanup As vegetable plants decline, they can be pulled up and added to the compost pile, tilled into the garden to break down, or pulled up and covered with organic mulch. Any plants showing signs of disease or infection are best disposed of or burned to reduce the chances of disease organisms overwintering and promoting problems […]

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Fall Planting: Garlic

Fall Planting: Garlic

Garlic is one of the best vegetables for fall planting. It is easy-to-grow, but has a somewhat long season, as it is not harvested until the following summer. Don’t let the delay in harvest put you off from planting this fantastic addition to the vegetable garden. When To Plant Garlic For best yields, garlic is most commonly planted in the fall. Garlic can be planted as late as 4 to 6 weeks before the ground freezes. Even in cold climates, garlic is hardy enough to overwinter and resume growth the following spring. If the weather after planting is mild, garlic […]

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