Don’t cut back those ornamental grasses yet. Wait till the end of the month or the middle of next month to do it. And don’t sow your grass seed yet! Wait till the 1st of April to sow seeds of cool season grasses, and the 1st of May to sow seeds of warm season grasses.
Payne’s Nurseries has been in business over 66 years. It surprises me that some customers do not know that we have a second location. We have for many years divided the planting between the two locations. We concentrate on the annuals and special crops here at the St. Michael’s location (South Store) and grow the perennial crops at the Camino Alire location (North Store).
After walking through the greenhouses at North yesterday, I felt assured that Spring is coming and that we will have enough product ready for those early sales. The Production staff at North has done an amazing job of seeding, taking cuttings and transplanting hundreds of plants. It is worth a trip to see what they have growing and what may be a good fit in your garden. But, don’t wait too long as there were some customers snatching up some of the new varieties of plant material already.
The Garden Guru mentioned that a lot of customers at Payne’s are looking for fresh seed and asking what else they need to get their seed going! Lynn mentioned that they have all the fresh seed you need for 2018, and Payne’s has the right soil to start the seed in as well as small pots and plastic trays — with clear plastic covers to put over them to hold in the humidity! Lynn questioned if you’ve never grown a plant from seed you really should try, most of the varieties are very easy to grow — especially if you have kids or grandkids — it’s an excellent project to get them involved in! AND as a rule of thumb… the larger the seed, the easier it is to grow! Listen to Lynn’s tip on how to grow vegetables from seed!
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.
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