Squash and Pumpkin – Growing Tips

Squash and Pumpkin – Growing Tips

Squash and pumpkins are North American native vegetables. There are a large number of different types of squash, and different varieties vary significantly in fruit shape and color, as well as plant habit. Many types are attractive enough to be used for fall decorating and displays. Varieties of Squash Winter squash varieties are grown for their mature fruit, which can be stored for use during fall and winter. The Butterscotch Hybrid Squash is an AAS Winner that has an exceptionally sweet flavor. With compact vines, they are great for small spaces. Spaghetti squash is a type of winter squash that […]

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Transplanting Seedlings

Transplanting Seedlings

If the plant’s roots have become so large they fill all the space in the pot, they can become stressed and won’t perform well, when it’s time to move them into the garden. To maintain proper growth and health for your plants, their roots require good air circulation and sufficient moisture for proper nutrient uptake. Before they become root-bound, make a plan for transplanting your plants into larger individual pots. Choose pots that are 2″ to 4″ in diameter and height or use the general rule that their new pots should offer about 25% more root space than it presently […]

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Seed Starting FAQ

Seed Starting FAQ

Many types of seeds are easy to grow, but some may require specific temperature, light or darkness. Detailed germination information is included on our seed packets, and carefully following these instructions is recommended. If no light requirements are stated, light does not play an important role in germination. Remember to plan ahead. It takes 2½ to 4 months for most annuals to bloom from seed. Seedlings are ready to set out in about 8 to 10 weeks. It’s a good idea to keep a garden journal. Keeping track of start dates, growing conditions, and transplant dates is always helpful for […]

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Companion Planting Guide

Companion Planting Guide

When planning your vegetable garden, it is beneficial to learn the principles of companion planting to help you design a successful garden. What is Companion Planting? Companion plants are neighboring plants that will provide each other with additional beneficial nutrients and can provide an easy pest management strategy to help your garden flourish. Be careful, however, as some neighboring plants can have the opposite effect on each other. Before you start planting your garden, it is important to learn what plants should and should not be neighbors in your vegetable garden. Companion Planting Favorites Two plants all vegetable gardens can […]

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Guide to the Meaning of Rose Colors

Guide to the Meaning of Rose Colors

The traditional gift on Valentine’s Day is a bouquet of roses. Roses come in a wide variety of colors. Each rose color has a unique meaning. Listed below are the most popular 11 rose colors and what they symbolize. The red rose is the most popular color given on Valentine’s Day. It symbolizes love, romance, and beauty. A red rose is a perfect gift for your loved one. Pink roses are another popular choice of Valentine’s Day. The pink rose means grace, elegance, and admiration. White roses are often used for weddings or other special events. The meaning of white […]

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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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