Hurry in today and create your own indoor paradise! Now’s a good time to stock up on indoor plants since it’s a proven fact that they are natural air purifiers and make your indoor environment healthier!
Payne’s can help you make your own indoor paradise with bright, colorful houseplants such as bougainvillea, cactus and bromeliads.
Whether you choose a simple “Peace Lily” or pots of orchids or geraniums, Payne’s has the expertise to help you keep them growing for years to come.
The most common indoor houseplant problem is overwatering. In dry Northern New Mexico, indoor gardeners are often paranoid about letting their plants dry out too much, so we tend to overcompensate, drenching the poor things till they start to wilt (which makes us think they’re not getting enough water, so we drench ’em more!).
January is the perfect time to start planning your garden. Warmer days are only a few months away, so start visualizing your landscape early so you’re ready for Spring.
Start collecting your seeds! It’s time to start thinking about seeds. We now have our 2018 seed racks stocked and ready – with plenty of varieties to choose from. Brands like: Lake Valley Organics, Peppers of the World, Botanical Interests and more! If you’re not sure about which variety to choose, our gardening experts will help you decide.
Learn something new. Tackle a new technique that will improve your gardening abilities. Explore our website and dig around to see the many resources and tips that we have available at your fingertips. Our extensive plant library is filled with information that will help you in the planning process. As you grow your garden, grow yourself, too!
Last week, the Garden Guru discussed some of the “earth friendly” products that Payne’s has to make your life easier! Now you may not think of “earth friendly products” for your yard or garden in the winter months…. It’s easy to think about them during the summer months when we sell composts and mulch, and organic and natural insecticides and fertilizers… but this time of year Payne’s recommends two main things for the season: ice melt and wood pellets for pellet stoves.
The wood pellets that Lynn recommends are made right here in New Mexico! They are made from recycled urban waste lumber. From buildings that are torn down like two by fours and two by sixes that are clean lumber and don’t contain glues and other chemicals like plywood.
The second product is an ice melt that Payne’s recommends. Made from potash. Now most ice melters are comprised of different types salts and most salts are not good for plants. The ice melt that Payne’s sells is based on potash — that’s the main ingredient in it… and Pot Ash is actually one of the major ingredients in fertilizers – it’s responsible for healthy root growth among other things. Listen to Lynn’s tip to learn more about this BONUS ice melter and all of it’s awesome properties.
Tune in every Friday on KHFM Radio (95.5 FM) between 4 and 5 pm you’ll hear Lynn Payne’s tip of the week. The “Garden Guru” himself provides information on different topics including gardening tips, fun facts about plants, how to plant and prepare your garden for each season and special announcements.
Good News for Pellet Stove Owners & Great News for the Environment!
Get Your Premium Wood Pellets From Payne’s Today! Good News for Pellet Stove Owners & Great News for the Environment! Payne’s is proud to feature Tiny T’Embers wood pellets that are made in Albuquerque from recycled, clean, urban wood waste and/or forest restoration biomass. Choosing Tiny T’Embers can help minimize costly landfill usage and prevent devastating forest fires.
While pellet stoves have always been known for their overall efficiency and low particulate emissions, trucking in pellets from faraway places takes lots of energy and puts lots of CO2 in the air. Tiny T’Embers make using a pellet stove about as green as you can get.
This week has been exceptionally cold. It is hard to concentrate on planning for Spring with temperatures dipping into the teens and single digits. The chill makes me think about Chile. And yes, we spell it chile using the Spanish spelling. I grew up in northern New Mexico and chile, be it red or green, is part of every meal. The northern part of the state claims to have the best chile, as does the southern part.
Personally, I prefer varieties like ‘Big Jim’ or ‘Joe E. Parker’ for green chile. I allow the ‘Chimayo’ and other ‘local’ varieties to ripen on the vine for red. Why, you ask? Northern varieties are thin-meated. If you do not know how to roast it correctly, you take the chance of burning it and having nothing left after you remove the peel. But if you allow it to ripen on the plant, there is no better red chile to be found anywhere. The southern varieties are much meatier therefore easier to roast. Longing for warmer weather.
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