Sunday, January 28, 2007
Once the threat of cold cold days and nights are over you will want to get out in the garden and begin preparing for a spectacular spring. First weed now while the soil is moist, then feed your soil with an organic compost EB Stone Planting Compost. Select plants which are suitable for your garden's light, is it sunny or shady? How about the height requirements? Be sure to plant taller varieties in the back and work forward.
We recommend GroBetter by Jongs when you plant, this organic fertilizer is derived from chicken manure, it will not burn your young plants.
Some flower choices for this coming spring are California Poppies most definitely, Clarkia, Foxglove, Delphinium, Aquilegia 'Columbine', Scabiosa, and Verbascum. More varieties coming to us from Annie's Annuals & Perennials visit her website and let us know what you would like to have us carry.
By getting your plants in now they will benefit from our winter rains, but remember if the rains don't come you will need to water. Just don't overwater as the plants are still resting.
Keep weeds down by applying a preemergent when you plant, this sterilizes seeds but doesn't hurt the roots. Ask for Amaze, it really is AMAZING!