6 Tips For Perfect Plant Pairings

Designing your garden can be a fun and creative experience. There are many things to consider during the planning phase. We have put together six tips to help you get started pairing your plants perfectly. Choose Wisely, Pair Creatively To have success with gardening we must make solid logical, thoughtful decisions, but don’t let those limit your expression of creativity. For artistic and auspicious plant pairings, first, do your homework. Observe, study, and learn about the plants you have and those plants you want to have. Be playful and relaxed about what plants you pair together but choose wisely. Work […]

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Grow Your Own Cucumbers – 3 Types For Your Garden

Cucumber breeders have been busy, in the last few decades, trying to limit bitter taste, increase yields, and breed more disease resistance into their plants.  There are now three cucumber varieties commonly available; Monoecious, Gynoecious, and Parthenocarpic. Each has its own specific qualities that will appeal to certain kinds of gardeners and growers. Monoecious What Are Monoecious Cucumbers? Monoecious types are plants that produce both male and female flowers on the same plant. Monoecious Varieties Examples of monoecious Jung Seed Co. cucumber varieties are; ‘Homemade Pickles’, ‘Muncher’, and ‘Spacemaster 80 Bush’. Most heritage and heirloom-type cucumber varieties are monoecious. They […]

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Bee Kind Gardening – A Guide To Plant & Pollinator Balance

The word “Native” is an ambiguous definition when it comes to plants. Native to where? To North America? To a geographic region? To your entire state, county, or just your neighborhood? Plants don’t read books, but they are smart; they simply grow where they have suitable conditions for success. All plants have adopted strategies and mechanisms that send cues and signals to attract pollinators that form the foundation of our earthly balance between all plants and animals. Going All Native? Not So Fast! Maybe a gardener will choose to put in plants for a specific habitat or pick plants that […]

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Tomatoes: Starting & Growing Frequently Asked Questions

Tomatoes are a popular choice for a vegetable garden. They come in a variety of types, sizes, and colors. They are great for cooking, canning, and eating raw. Growing tomatoes doesn’t have to be difficult. We’ve taken some of the most frequently asked questions to help give you a great start to this year’s growing season. When Should You Start The Tomato Seed Indoors?  Tomato seeds should be started approximately 6 weeks prior to your last average frost date. How Long Does It Take For A Tomato Seed To Germinate? Most tomato seeds will germinate in about a week. What […]

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Bareroot vs Potted Plants: What Is The Difference?

Bareroot or Potted Plants? That Is The Question. Just like Hamlet, who asks himself the simple question, “To be or not to be?”, we sometimes let our minds delve way too deeply into basic questions and we can slip into a sort of contemplative paralysis. Instead of allowing ourselves to be immobilized by such a simple choice, all home gardeners should rejoice at the sheer number of selections and wide availability of plants at our fingertips. A never-ending variety of edible and ornamental shrubs and trees have never been so available to us, thanks to the connectiveness of the internet. […]

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Growing Vegetables Indoors From Seed

When I was younger, I discovered a packet of cucumber seeds in the kitchen.  Having never grown a plant from seed before, I was eager to plant one and see what would happen.  I quickly found a container in the garage and sowed the seed.  A few days later, the seedling emerged from the soil and later became a full-sized plant that produced the first cucumber I had ever grown.  The excitement of watching one seed grow began my interest in gardening and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Growing a plant from seed is one of the most exciting experiences […]

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Fancy Foliage: 8 New Plants To Adorn The Garden

Often considered secondary to flowering perennials, these ornate plants enhance a landscape with richness, color, and texture through stately refinement and grace. They can be added to complement your existing design or as a foundation for an all-new garden. Jung Seed Company is excited to offer eight new plants to adorn the garden. Ferns Perennial ferns come in a variety of colors and shapes. They are an excellent addition to shade gardens. Ferns grow well with hostas and heuchera. Jurassic Gold Fern This fern is full of amazing color transitions. The new foliage emerges in tones of orange then fades […]

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Create A Mardi Gras Themed Garden

American Mardi Gras first began around 1699 near New Orleans by a French-Canadian explorer named Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville. Although Mardi Gras can be traced back as far as the 17th century in Europe. While it started off with religious practices, it has since become more of a general celebration. Mardi Gras Day is filled with music, parades with floats, parties, and food. Mardi Gras is well known for the colors associated with this celebration – green, purple, and gold. The history behind the colors is a fascinating one dating back to 1872 when the King of the Carnival proclaimed […]

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7 Flowering Shrubs Perfect For Your 2022 Garden

As we begin planning our spring gardens, many think about all the beautiful flowers they want to grow. However, did you know shrubs are the foundation of many landscapes? Shrubs do not have to be boring. Jung Seed has seven new shrubs that have real flower power! Coral Miracle™ Rose This rose has a vibrant coral color looks amazing in the landscape. The rounded bushes have dark green, disease-resistant foliage that allows the 3 1/2 inch double blooms to really shine. Self-cleaning plants bloom all summer long, requiring very little maintenance growing to a size of 3 to 4 feet. […]

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An Easy Guide To Fertilizing Blueberry Plants

Fertilizing is one of the requirements your blueberry plant needs to stay healthy and produce delicious fruit. However, there are some guidelines you should follow when applying fertilizers. Here are some of our top tips for fertilizing your blueberry bushes. Types of Fertilizers Proper fertilization of blueberries is just as important as providing them with the proper soil pH. Since blueberries thrive in low soil pH (4.5 – 5.5), it is recommended to choose an acidic, water-soluble fertilizer, similar to what you would feed Azaleas and Rhododendrons like Jack’s Classic® Acid Special with 17-6-6 formulation, or you can utilize Espoma® […]

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