Cool Season Crops: Growing Tips

Cool Season Crops: Growing Tips

Plucking a bright red, plump, and juicy tomato off the vine with the warm summer sun beating down on the back of your neck is the type of pleasant act most folks associate with gardening. There is no question that warm weather crops like sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, and watermelon are some of our favorite and most recognizable types of produce that we love to harvest out of our gardens. However, the other half or more of the veggies we love to grow are known as cool-season crops. What Are Cool Seasons Crops Cool-season crops prefer to grow in temperatures […]

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Starting Annual Flower Seeds Indoors

Starting Annual Flower Seeds Indoors

How exciting it is to hold seeds in the palm of your hand. The anticipation and promise of summer encapsulated in a tiny seed. A seed that can become a lovely plant hoisting big, bold brightly-colored fragrant blooms!  But wait, first things first. Sowing seeds for annual flowering plants is no different than starting vegetable garden seeds. There are 3 critical things that all seeds require to germinate.  Water, proper temperature, and oxygen. For annual flower seeds, the other important component is light or darkness, which we will discuss in a minute.  How the gardener provides these will decide how […]

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Tree Pruning Techniques & Best Practices

Tree Pruning Techniques & Best Practices

The best time to prune fruit trees is when they are in a dormant to semi-dormant state in late winter to early spring. It is important to do tree pruning during late winter while trees are not actively growing, and neither are disease pathogens. Remember, pruning stimulates growth, if done too early in winter and severe cold weather ensues, trees can be damaged or even killed. Do not rush it. As long as the tree buds have not broken, the tree is dormant enough for pruning. The pruning process is basically the same for ornamental trees as it is for […]

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15 New Rose Varieties For Spring 2021

15 New Rose Varieties For Spring 2021

Red roses are the popular choice of flowers for Valentine’s Day as a symbol of love. However, there are many colors and types of roses. At Jung Seed, we have carefully selected 15 new varieties for this year. Each with its own unique color and fragrance for you and your loved ones to enjoy. New Climbing Roses Cloud 10 Climbing Rose (P.P.24295) Full and fluffy blooms resemble English roses. This disease-resistant, small climber produces a heavy flush of 4 to 5 inch, white blooms in spring, and then re-blooms throughout the rest of the season. Frows 7 to 8 feet […]

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Growing Perfect Peas

Growing Perfect Peas

Early spring weather is sometimes cool, inclement, and downright gray. Perfect for peas! If you are a fair-weather gardener, well then, you’ll have to buy your peas at the market. On the other hand, if you want to partake in the best, sweetest tasting peas you have ever had, you will have to ignore or brave the weather and get outdoors in early spring. Of course, early spring planting required additions of proper soil amendments and preparation for peas back in the fall. Major soil cultivation in early spring is important to avoid, especially in clay-loam soils. Excessive compaction becomes […]

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Seed Germination Guide

Seed Germination Guide

For new gardeners, the first step of growing a beautiful and productive garden may seem to be the most difficult. How to start plants from seeds? In actuality, the germination of vegetable seeds is the most straightforward part of growing a garden. You just need to understand what seeds need and the correct tools to do it with. Gardening is a noble, intellectual, and passionate pursuit that anyone can do, and it all starts from an ordinary, humble seed. What is a seed? By definition, a seed is “the fertilized, matured ovule of a flowering plant, containing an embryo or […]

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22 Easy To Grow Vegetable Seeds

22 Easy To Grow Vegetable Seeds

Last year we saw more new people join our Jung gardening family than ever before! Helping gardeners on their growing journey is one of our favorite parts of the job. An aspect of garden planning that can be challenging to all gardeners is what varieties of seeds to try in their garden. There are thousands of choices and plenty of time and research can go into this decision. To help our gardening friends find the answer to the ongoing questions of what should I grow? And which seeds varieties are best for my garden? We created a new seed collection […]

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How To Grow Microgreens – Step By Step Instructions

How To Grow Microgreens – Step By Step Instructions

Microgreens are quick and easy to grow. They can be ready to harvest in as short as two weeks. Microgreens are grown indoors and can grow all year round. Follow our step by step instructions below to ensure success with growing your microgreens. Planting Microgreen Seeds Start with Terrafibre Grow Mats made from sustainable fiber-byproduct from industrial hemp plants. Simply sprinkle seeds onto the mat, press them down, and water in. Or you can still fill seed trays with premoistened, standard Seed Starting Mix with a healthy amount of perlite blended for improved drainage and roughage, which helps slough seed […]

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21 Garden Trends: 2021 Color of the Year

21 Garden Trends: 2021 Color of the Year

This time of year is perfect for grabbing a blanket and getting cozy with your 2021 Jung Seed Catalog while dreaming of your garden plans for next season. Pantone usually announces their Color of the Year to give us some fun inspiration. This year, Pantone announced two colors for 2021! “Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power, while Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements that are everlasting and provide a firm foundation.” Get ready to celebrate Illuminating Yellow with our wide selection of yellow fruits, vegetables, […]

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Winter Rose Care

Winter Rose Care

There are multiple methods for providing winter protection to roses. These guidelines provide an overview of the options and include enough information to successfully winter rose plants in cold climates. Rose Hardiness Roses vary quite a bit in their cold hardiness across different rose classes and even among different varieties in the same class. Gardeners in cold climates should take care to choose varieties appropriate for their hardiness zone, to minimize the need for too much extensive winter protection. All but the hardiest shrub roses may require protection when grown in cold climates where winter temperatures fall below 0°F (zone […]

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