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April 2019
Issue 113
Hello Great Gardeners,
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
~Margaret Atwood

Shipments of nursery plants have been arriving almost every day this past week. It is still a little earlier on perennials, but the time is fast approaching. Pansies, cole crops, trees, shrubs and fruits can all be planted safely now. Just make sure to check that your soil is not too wet.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, hit reply. I would love to hear from you. Have a great-gardening day.

Looking For office Worker
We are looking for a seasonal office worker. (Must be 18 or older)
Must be available to work on weekends and until 7 pm - 8 pm during April, May & June. If interested please come to the store office (brown colored door at the back of the store when entering from the front) to fill out an application.

Office Duties Include:
* Running Registers
* Answering Phones
* Making Signs
* Deposit
* Email
* Assisting Wholesale Customers
* Filing
* Copying
* Etc....
Needs to have some knowledge of computers. (Examples of some of the programs we use in the office are; word, excel, power point, publisher, internet and email.
Four Beautiful Pieris
'Dorothy Wycoff'
Flower Color: Pale Pink
Height: 5 Feet          Width: 3 Feet
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 5 Feet        Width: 5 Feet
One of the most stunning shrubs in the spring garden, clusters of elegant pendant-shaped flowers appear in early spring providing a much-needed nectar source for early pollinators — mass where you need height, or line a partial-sun foundation or fence. If you are looking for an easy, fuss-free plant, this one's for you! Deer Resistant!

Light Exposure:
Pt Shade (Morning Sun/ Afternoon Shade)
In Stock!
$39.99 - $79.00
'Forest Flame'
Flower Color: White
Height: 6-10 Ft   Width: 3-5 Ft
New For 2019!
'Gay Goblin'
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 5-7 Ft      Width: 3-5 Ft
Cool Season Crops Direct Sow
Cole crops enjoy cool seasons and are somewhat cold tolerant. They are generally set out as transplants or directly sown into the garden in early spring. (April 1-15th).
  • If direct sowing, cultivate the soil deeply. All but Carrots will germinate in approximately 7-10 days. Carrots can take up to 3 weeks.
  • Thinning out and keeping weeds under control is especially important during the first few weeks after planting. Be careful to only do shallow cultivation, however, as digging too deeply can injure tender roots.
  • If space is limited, or for easier harvesting, try growing in patio pots.
Sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds, plant every 3 weeks for crops throughout the season

Soak seeds in warm water 24 hours before sowing to aid in germination. Leave at least an inch of foliage on the Beet when harvesting to prevent bleeding during cooking.
Sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds; plant ever 2 weeks til mid-spring, then again late summer.

Harvest radishes as soon as they are large enough to eat. The longer they remain in the ground, the spicier they become.
Sow at 1/4 inch depth, planting every 3 weeks until early summer. They are not tolerant of drought conditions or compact soil. 

Watch for orange crowns at the soil level as the plants mature. If this occurs, mulch to keep the sunlight from turning them green.
Sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds. Continue successive sowings while the ground is still cool, and again in late summer for a fall crop. (Best crop is in the fall.)

Apply mulch or soil around the tops of the roots to eliminate green shoulders.
Scatter seed and cover lightly with soil. Plant ever 2 weeks for continuous harvest.

Plant some in a shaded spot to keep harvests going into the summer months as it bolts (goes to seed) when the days are hot and long.
Swiss Chard:
Direct sow in spring, or start seedlings indoors in March to transplant in early April.

Some varieties of Swiss Chard are more tolerant of frost than others, take care not to plant too early in spring to avoid damage.
Scatter leaf seeds and lightly cover with soil as soon as the ground is workable in the Spring.

Several successive plantings of leaf lettuce will provide a constant crop for fresh salads.
Sow seeds about 1 inch deep and 2 inches apart in rows as soon as the ground is workable in the spring.

If a trellis or fence is not feasible, look for upright pea varieties that don't need a support to climb on.
Onion sets and bunching green onions are planted 1-2 inches deep and 3 inches apart early April to Mid-May.

As the onion matures, mulch around the top to get a nice tapered "neck". Harvest early for green onions; let others mature to bulbs.
Plant seed pieces in shallow trenches 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches deep, spaced 9-12 inches apart, and cover with an inch or two of soil.

A well drained soil high in organic matter is preferred. They love fertilizer. Use Garden Tone Organic Fertilizer when planting and Daniels Organic plant food as they mature.
Colorful Pansies
Pansies are perfect for a colorful, cool weather ground cover all through the front borders where they are sure to be seen and admired.
$19.99 A Flat
$2.99 A Pack
New For 2019!
'Touran Limegreen'

A cool-season alpine perennial that provides an abundance of blooms in the early spring, lime-green flowers cover the leaves for many weeks above the evergreen foliage, requires a cool, moist location, doesn’t like drought or hot weather.

Light Exposure: Part Sun
Height: 4-6 Inches
Width: 6-12 Inches
In Stock!
Quart Size - $7.99
Aerating & Dethatching Your Lawn
Aerating- perforating the soil with small holes that allow water, air, and fertilizer to get closer to the roots. This enables lawns to grow more deeply, producing a more vigorous lawn.

       * Aerating is usually performed when soil has become so compacted that it restricts the movement of air and water to the roots. An example would be a footpath worn into a lawn.
* Other signs that aeration is needed:
A. Poor drainage
B. Failure to turn green after fertilizing
C. Worn areas and paths
* In general an intensively maintained lawn should be aerated about once a year.
* Lawns with moderate maintenance need aerating every two years or so.
* Lawns with severe thatch problems or heavily compacted soils may require two aerations per year.

Dethatching- A process which cuts through and brings thatch to the surface of the lawn to be disposed of. Usually performed every other year, depending on the grass.
* Thatch is a material compromised of decomposing grass stems, dead roots, and debris which accumulate above the soil and below grass blades. It prevents water, fertilizers, and insecticides from penetrating and reaching the soil.
* A lawn with a buildup of thatch is spongy to walk on.
* Thatch is beneficial in buffering soil temperatures, and adds to the resilience of the lawn; reducing compaction of soil in heavy used areas. However, when thatch becomes too thick, generally .5 Inches or more it becomes water repellent which insects and diseases find especially pleasing. 
* Thatch can accumulate faster than normal in Kentucky bluegrass lawns and in lawns which are very acidic, where the microorganisms that decompose thatch are less active (active in a pH of 6.0 -7.0).
* The best time to de-thatch is late spring or early fall.
* The most effective way to de-thatch a home lawn is with a vertical mower (which has a series of vertical knives used to cut through thatch and bring it to the surface). After eliminating a large amount of thatch apply a complete fertilizer and water it into help your lawn recover.
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April 1st - April 7th, 2019
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10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)

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