Care sheets available for all varieties of our houseplants.
– When temperatures remain at 22 degrees for several nights, mulch your more tender roses such as hybrid teas with additional mulch, evergreen boughs or dry shredded leaves. Stay away from sawdust or peat moss, which packs tightly, defeating good air and water circulation. We used the leaves from our trees to mulch last year. Works great and breaks down releasing humic acid in the spring which greatly improves soil quality.
– Before a hard frost, exposure to 40-degree temperatures will destroy the enzyme responsible for ripening green tomatoes. When that barrier looms in the forecast, harvest any remaining green tomatoes and bring them indoors. Wrap in newspapers until ripe or place on a rack, not touching, in a place that has 65- 70-degree temperatures. Or try pulling the whole plant and hanging it, upside down, in a frost-free garage or porch. The fruit will slowly ripen. Can, freeze or dry extra fruit for winter use.
– Throughout the winter, set up a schedule to water every four to six weeks unless we have an unusually wet season. Wait for a day when the temperature is over 40 degrees, drag out hoses and water early in the day. Southern and western exposures usually need the deepest watering, along with any newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials. Water each setting for about 30 minutes. Be sure to disconnect hose and roll it up to drain it to prevent freeze damage, leaving it ready to use the next time it’s needed. And remember that warm, windy fall weather means the landscape dries out even faster.
We’re excited for the 2018 Pumpkin Patch to open Saturday, September 29th from 10 am – 6 pm. Enjoy these memories from past pumpkin patch adventures! … Continue reading
Dramatically improve air quality and increase O2 in your home. Care sheets available for all varieties of our houseplants. … Continue reading
Please RSVP to Michelle@NewCastleGardens.com. Arrival time is 9:45 a.m., class will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Suggested donation is $5 per child. Please pack a picnic lunch and hang out after class. Tuesday, 9/11/18 we will be hands-on for Riparian … Continue reading
September is the time to harvest and preserve. It also the time to seed your fall crops Direct-seed fall-season crops including lettuce, spinach, radishes, Swiss chard, kale and arugula. Amend your soil before seeding fall crops. We like Earth Essentials … Continue reading
2018 Pumpkin Patch Craft Fair PDF Application … Continue reading