2021 June Sales
Raspberries on Sale for $10
Colorado grown. Heritage everbearing red raspberry is a favorite for its flavor, firmness and fruit size. This variety produces abundant crops of large, sweet, dark red berries that are perfect for eating fresh, canning, freezing, or making jams and jellies. These self-supporting, upright canes are hearty enough to grow in poor soil, but requires a well-drained site.
This bush has two harvest seasons, with a moderate yield in July and a heavy yield in September until frost, making them everbearing. Floricane berries ripen in July and primocane berries ripen in September through frost. Red Heritage is cold-hardy and self-pollinating.
*After planting, be sure to prune the bare-root canes back to about 2 inches above the ground. Do not skip this step! It is a crucial factor in encouraging the roots to send up new growth during the growing season. It is in the nature of raspberry plants to send up new growth as suckers or basal shoots from below the ground. This means the canes that you plant may not be where you find signs of life or new growth. When it’s time to grow, you will see new sprouts emerge from the ground around where you planted the cane, and this growth is coming from the raspberry plant’s root system.
Annual Produce 25% Off
It is time to get your fruits and veggies into the ground. To help with this we have marked down all of our annual produce plants.
Classes are Back!
Thrillers, Fillers, Spillers : Pot and Basket Design
Sat 06/12/2021 @ 10:00 a.m.
Join us for one of our most popular classes. Learn planter design basics. Designers will be available to help you make your own flower planter. Pre-registration and suggested $10 donation.
Food for Thought
While we often think of our own diet, how many of us think about our gardens diet? Have you heard the saying Eat a Rainbow? This means that your diet should be filled with fresh fruits and veggies in a wide range of colors. Different colors provide different phytonutrients. You want a broad diversity of what you eat to get a complete diet. You are not going to get a complete and healthy diet if you eat the same thing every day.
The same applies to your garden. It needs a diverse diet to thrive. A diet that living soil provides. If we feed the garden unhealthy foods, it will not be healthy. One of the worst dietary items for your garden is those quick fix, blue crystalline, chemically derived, water soluble fertilizers.
These fertilizers make gardening easy for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have a black thumb, you will have a hugely successful garden season. The nasty blue crystals outsource the jobs of living soil microbiota and leave plant nutrition up the synthetic fertilizers. The blue crystals are heavy in salt and are harmful to soil microbes, the living, breathing organisms that have an actual job of providing nutrients to our plants. They are blue due to the addition of copper sulfate. Copper sulfate is a fungicide. It kills the soil microfungi that naturally provide food to your plants.
Chemically derived fertilizers supply an enormous amount of nitrogen for plants so that they grow big, bushy, green, and fast. The nitrogen is derived from synthetic ammonium and water-soluble nitrates, producing chemicals that are harmful to soil microbes, worms, and all other forms of life in the soil. In fact, is so strong that it will actually burn the leaves and roots of your plants
Imagine what it’s doing to the healthy bacteria, fungi and other soil microbes that are working so hard to provide the nutrients your plants need.
Consider us your natural and organic grocery store for your garden. We are stocked with fantastic fertilizer options for you.
Gro-Rich Garden Fertilizer
Gro-Rich Garden Fertilizer by Richlawn is what we are using in our in-ground garden this time of year.
Benefits of using Gro-Rich:
Formula: 5 – 10 – 5 plus Iron & Sulfur (Also contains Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium) Contains chelated iron as an iron source.
· Gro–Rich Garden Fertilizer provides the formula recommended by local garden experts in the Rocky Mountain Region.
· Gro-Rich is unique in its organic base offering nutrients to your plants while improving the health of your soil.
· Gro-Rich is Organic Based and fortified with DPW (Dehydrated Poultry Waste).
· Gro-Rich contains the primary nutrients necessary for plant growth (Nitrogen – 5%, Phosphorous – 10% and Potassium – 5%)
· Gro-Rich is fortified with DPW (Dehydrated Poultry Waste)
· DPW offers nutrient value plus billions of beneficial micronutrients that improve the uptake of nutrients and your soil texture.
· Gro-Rich Garden Fertilizer contains secondary nutrients for optimum plant production + Chelated Iron, Sulfur, Magnesium, & Calcium).
· Gro-Rich Garden Fertilizer will increase the number of blooms on flowering plants.
· Gro- Rich Garden Fertilizer will increase the number and size of vegetables.
Bloom by Age Old Organics
For our hanging baskets we use Bloom by Age Old Organics.
· Bloom is an odorless formula that supplies plants with a fast-acting, natural source of nutrients high in phosphorus.
· The high phosphate levels encourage early flowering and better fruit set for most flowering and fruiting plants.
· Bloom can be used as both a foliar feed and soil drench. Use Bloom on plants during the flowering and fruiting stages.
Nolo Bait is the only proven effective, organic grasshopper bait.
We currently have 1 pound bags in stock. We were just notified that we will not be getting 5 pound bags and that Nolo is out for the year. We have less than 30 pounds in stock. Hurry in before they are gone!
June Garden Calendar
Water in late evening to early morning, between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.
Check and repair sprinkler heads for poor coverage if you see dry or dead areas in the lawn.
Veggies and Herbs
Continue transplanting warm-season crops like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Shorter-season tomatoes need at least 55 to 65 days to grow, flower and fruit, so get everything planted the first weekend.
Annuals and Perennials
Keep lettuce and spinach harvested. Cool-season plants will soon begin to bolt and lose their flavor and texture.
Plant basil seeds now and keep the bed or container evenly moist during germination. Continue to plant seeds every three weeks during the. Pinch off flowers to maintain the best flavor. Be sure to harvest the leaves all summer, especially younger leaves.
Keep plants deadheaded unless you’re saving seed heads to feed birds, or allowing rose hips to add color in fall.
Divide spring-blooming perennials and replant in other parts of the garden. Divide in the cool of the morning or evening and water well after planting.
Pinch back chrysanthemums weekly until the Fourth of July to keep the plant from blooming too early.
Fertilize hybrid tea and grandiflora roses every four to six weeks with a balanced fertilizer or specially formulated rose food.
Cut off spent flowers of both annuals and perennials all season for continued bloom. Many perennials have just one blooming period, but the plant will look tidier if deadheaded.
Thin tree fruits for larger and sweeter fruit and to reduce limb damage. Apples: thin to 6-8 inches between fruit; peaches, 6-10 inches; apricots and plums 2-4 inches. Thin by hand or use a pole.
Protect ripening June-bearing strawberries from birds and squirrels. with protective 1/4- to-1/2-inch mesh netting. Stake well to prevent birds from getting underneath and injuring themselves.
Birds will know when your cherries are ripe before you do, so use care if using netting.
A sticky substance on leaves or pavement or ants climbing trees is a sign of aphids.
Watch for signs of spider mites on ornamental evergreens such as spruce and arborvitae. As with aphids, try neem, pyrethrins or spinosad.
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