1. If you are interested in planting
Blueberries, Olives, Figs,
Boysenberries, & Pomegranates, get them now in
quarts. A great way to get started at an easy price. We will start
potting these up later in March and April. While they last!
2. We are getting spring flowers and
vegetables in soon - and, yes, some tomatoes! Just waiting for a
little warmer weather. Remember that we can still have some cold
weather! If we do, cover your tender plants with frost cloth or
anything. In fact, you can just leave your frost cloth on until it
warms up. Frost cloth will act like a mini-greenhouse and protect
your plants from birds, bugs and weather. We still have 6 ft. frost
3. Rain brings weeds and more weeds. Yes,
it's time to spray weeds again. We have Kill-Zall (same as 41%
Roundup) at only $39.99 a gallon.
4. Miss out on the bareroot? We have some
established fruit trees from last year. Lots of Apples, Pears, Figs,
Olives, Pomegranate and Plumcots. All the newly potted bareroot
trees will need a couple months to root.
5. Get your seeds started now inside your
house, greenhouse or cold frame to get them ready for your spring
garden in April or May. (4-6 weeks before the last frost depending
on where you live.) Other seeds like squash, beans and corn can be
planted in late March or early April in the ground - May in higher
elevations. Always pay attention to the weather when planting
6. We have the spring bulbs in! Gladiolas and
Dalia's. Now is the time to
them in the ground.
7. You plant your little seedlings and
something ate them? Remember to bait for slugs, snails and earwigs.
Go out at night with a flashlight and you will see the culprits. If
you have pets, use Sluggo. It is non-toxic. Sluggo Plus takes care
of earwigs too. You can always use the foot stomp method too.....
8. You did everything right for your roses, now watch out for
diseases! Aphids, mildew, rust and black spot can rear their
ugly heads especially in spring. It's best to be
on diseases. We have systemic products that take care of
Bayer All-in-One Rose & Flower Care. Treats disease, fertilizes
and kills bugs. Just pour on the roots. No spraying! (Best used
on roses in the ground). We also have sprays for disease and
bugs systemic or organic. Come in and we can show you! Check
9. Time to do the spring fertilizing. We have
just about any kind of fertilizer you want from manures, to Miracle
Gro, in liquid or granular, organic or not. Blood meal, bone meal,
fish emulsion, fertilizer for lawns, citrus, trees, flowers,
vegetables - whatever! Just tell us what you are doing, and we can
10. Think about installing a drip system or
other water saving irrigation this year. We carry drip that can go
off a hose bib. It will stop raining someday so might as well get
ready for it.
11. Whack back and remove old foliage off your
perennials. Good time
to divide them too. They have new growth near the ground and will
start growing in now. Many evergreens shrubs can be cut back now.
Cut back flowering shrubs like Forsythia, Flowering Quince,
White-flowering Spirea, Lilacs and vines like Wisteria AFTER they
12. And don't forget about gophers. Now is
when they breed. Get them first before grandpa and the whole clan
moves in. We have traps, poison, & smoke bombs. Gopher cages work 24
hours a day.