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VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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PERENNIALS!

The North store has been busy all winter planting and potting up perennials for this coming season.  We have a lot of plant material in #1 containers, but also have quite a few in Quart containers.  Currently in quart containers you can find Sedum ‘Old Man’s Bones’, Veronica ‘Crystal River’, Marrubium ‘Silverheels’ and many other plants.

The crew is busy moving plants from the greenhouse into the cold frame in order for them to become more acclimated to the temperatures outdoors.  Many of the gallons that have been moved are starting to show flowers like the Helianthemums and the Heucheras.  We also have several varieties of Peonies that are just starting to pop out of the pot.  Stop by our North location, see what is popping up for spring and start planning that perennial flowerbed.

 
STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE. HAPPY GARDENING!
 

PLEASE. DON’T FEED YOUR OUTDOOR PLANTS YET!

Even though you should continue to water your outdoor plants during this mild winter weather, Payne’s doesn’t recommend fertilizing any outdoor plants at this time.


Fertilizing your plants will enhance and encourage NEW growth and a possible hard freeze may cause damage to the new buds.

Ask our gardening experts about when is it safe to start feeding your plants.

DEMAND FOR GARDEN SEEDS IS SKY-HIGH AGAIN… HERE’S WHAT YOU MAY NEED TO KNOW!

Photo courtesy: Better Homes & Garden

By Lynn Coulter – Better Homes & Gardens

You might not be able to get your favorite varieties, but that could be an opportunity for trying something new.


I’m not surprised when I can’t find disinfectant sprays, hand wipes, and toilet paper in stores anymore. But with spring coming up, I noticed that the blue morning glory seeds I wanted to grow around my mailbox and the heirloom Italian tomato variety I always use to make sauce are already out of stock at the small seed company I usually order from.

During this past year’s pandemic gardening surge, seed buying spiked as much as 300 percent, causing many varieties to sell out early in the season. Now I’m wondering if many seeds will be hard to come by again this year.


Even though “gardening went off the charts” last year, there’s no need to worry about the seed supply now, says Mike Lizotte, president of the Home Garden Seed Association and a managing partner at High Country Gardens, American Meadows and Landreth’s Seeds. “I’ve been in this industry over 30 years,” Lizotte says, and “there’s been a surge in demand most of us have never seen.” That demand shows no signs of slowing down in 2021 for all types of seeds from veggies and herbs to flowers, but suppliers have anticipated this and prepared for it. “I’m pretty confident in saying there won’t be shortages, but the sooner you purchase, the better,” Lizotte adds.

You should be able to find plenty of seeds to buy this year, as long as you keep an open mind and don’t get discouraged if you can’t find the exact seed variety you’re looking for. Certain varieties might sell out, and producing more seeds isn’t like manufacturing more toilet paper. If your favorite heirloom tomato seeds are out of stock, try a different one. “You might find cool and unique varieties to grow,” Lizotte says. 

No one anticipated the demand would continue to this year quite like it is.

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TJ’s TIP: GOOD NEWS! As of now, Payne’s has plenty of 2021 SEEDS in our RACKS! Stop by and check our your

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