Time to start preparing your garden for fall planting. Success starts with your soil. It needs replenishing after the summer crops--and if you are starting a new garden, it needs to be amended. All natural and organic Gardner & Bloome soils and fertilizer contain beneficial microbes that help roots and plants to thrive.
To begin, remove spent plants, roots and all. Dig G & B Harvest Supreme in so that what surrounds new plant roots will be a half soil and half Harvest Supreme mix. We recommend using G & B Tomato, Vegetable and Herb Fertilizer, both when you plant and during the growing season.
Whether planting seeds or seedlings, it is a good idea to provide some protection from varmints including snails, birds, bunnies, and squirrels. This can be accomplished by loosely covering the rows or planting areas with floating row cover or bird netting. Make sure to weigh down the edges so no one can sneak under the cloth or net. Once the plants have gotten established, you can remove the covers, but monitor the plants carefully in case varmints return.
Not sure what to plant? Consult our Veggie Seed Planting Guide for ideas along with spacing information. Attend one of our FREE Veggie Garden Classes on Saturday, October 5th at 10 AM or Sunday, October 6th at 11 AM with Lorena Gorsche. She will give you the benefit of her many years of gardening, with an emphasis on earth-friendly practices.
Fall veggie starts are arriving every week now. We have just received a fresh shipment of organic seedlings. Some highlights are broccolis and cauliflower.
Amongst others, we offer 'Gypsy' Broccoli, a green variety which will tolerate our sudden heat spells without "bolting" (prematurely going to flower). 'Calabrese' Broccoli is an Italian heirloom variety, also called "sprouting broccoli" because after the main flower head, it continues to sprout side shoots for months.
Our cauliflower selections include 'Romanesco' Cauliflower, an Italian variety that looks ‘other worldly’. It resembles a cross between a cauliflower and a broccoli in both looks and flavor. 'Violet Queen' Cauliflower is a purple variety that adds amazing color to the plate when raw. It turns green when cooked. The purple color is from pigments that are very healthy.
These and many other cool season veggies are now in stock. Check our selection frequently as our buyer, Ruben, is always looking for the very best varieties for our area. We are here to help you succeed...the first time.