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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11 Exciting New Irises – Available Fall 2021

11 Exciting New Irises – Available Fall 2021

Irises are some of the most popular perennials. Jung Seed is excited to offer 11 new varieties to share with our gardening enthusiasts. These new Irises are beautiful, bold, colorful, and unique. They will make the perfect addition to your flower garden. Absolute Treasure is heavily ruffled with fragrant blooms. It has sky blue standards and matching falls. The color of the falls fades to white towards the centers. Blooms midseason Grows 42″ tall. Blatant has bicolor flowers with bright yellow standards and purple-pink falls. Blooms midseason and reblooms. Grows 36” tall. City Lights has a deep violet-blue color with […]

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Seed Saving: 4 Important Questions To Consider Before Starting

Seed Saving: 4 Important Questions To Consider Before Starting

Saving seeds sounds like a really positive and simple thing to do. It can be rewarding and helpful, but a conscious decision needs to be made way in advance if you are going to grow plants that you can collect seed from.  Especially if you are talking about saving vegetable seeds. You will generally want very opposite traits from those plants you choose to grow primarily for consumption. What Seeds Should You Save? Don’t bother saving from hybrids – F1 hybrid offspring don’t come true to type or their seeds are often, just plain sterile. Plants listed as OP – […]

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12 New Perennials For Fall Planting

12 New Perennials For Fall Planting

Perennials are a wonderful way to add color and texture to your garden. As the weather begins to get cooler, you still have time to plant perennials so they can bloom come springtime. We have some exciting new fall perennials available for fall 2021. Here is a list of some of our favorites. The Artful Accents Mixed Allium is a delightful mix of three different colors! Enjoy baseball-sized, coordinating blooms in white, lilac-purple, and dark violet-purple. All bloom late to very late in the spring season and grow 24 to 48 inches tall. (Zone 3-8) Astilbes are some of the […]

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