What to Do After a Hail Storm!

Relax, buck up and start cleaning up your garden after that storm!

You’ve worked all summer to develop good, healthy root systems. The plants will come back faster than you think. While you’re cleaning up, start fertilizing your garden with a product called BR-61, which contains Phosphorus. Phosphorus is responsible for producing new flowers and a stronger root system.br61sm

Fully feed your garden with this fertilizer, twice a week at a half strength solution. Your garden will start to come back! Also, sprinkle a little bit of iron around the plants as well. This will acidify the soil and release nutrients that are already present in the plants.

Come in to either of our locations and speak to our gardening experts for more information.

Watch Out for Hornworms!

Tomato Hornworms can be found in most any region of the U.S. hornwormand can ruin your tomato crop in record time; they also feed on eggplant, pepper, and potato. They can blend in quite easily with the green foliage and feed non-stop, creating spotty and chewed leaves and fruit.

Seems like these pests appear out of nowhere and start feeding on our plants. You can pick them off by hand (CAREFUL! wear gloves because the horn can sting) or spray them with SAFE insecticides, either organic or conventional. Stop by either of Payne’s locations and ask one of our gardening experts which pesticide will work for you.

ALOHA From OAHU, Hawaii! Garden Guru Gives a Brief History about the Island’s Name and More!

lynnonradioREVLast week the Garden Guru called from OAHU, Hawaii, also known as “The Gathering Place”. He visited some farmer’s markets and experienced how they differ in Hawaii compared to ours here in New Mexico. Listen now to see what more he has to say! 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.

In case you missed it, CLICK below to listen to last week’s Garden Guru gardening tip on KHFM. Also, take a look a the Tent Caterpillar article below.

Feed Your Plants!

Feed your potted plants and vegetable/flowering plants.

In order for plants to grow and thrive, they need food or fertilizer which contains a number of different elements known as macro-nutrients
and micro-nutrients.

Payne’s carries many various fertilizers, from organic to conventional. Stop by and ask one of our gardening experts what product is best for your needs. We’re here to help!