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June 2020
Issue 133
Hello Great Gardeners,

I hope this email finds you and your family safe and healthy. It has been a while since I have had a chance to get one of our e-newsletters out. Now that things are starting to settle down, I hope to get back on track.

We are open to the public (i.e., walk into the store, enjoy picking out your plants, and get checked out.) We also still have curbside pickup available.

This summer, we are trying something a little different with our hours. Starting June 14th, we will be closing at 5 pm instead of 6 pm (See the end of email for full hours).

This week we received several trucks filled with houseplants, perennials, and shrubs. There is plenty of time in the growing season to start a garden, revamp your garden or add some new plants to an existing garden.

We have had many questions on what vegetables we have left. We do still have a small selection of tomatoes, eggplant, melons, squash, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, and corn. As of this morning (6/6), we did have some cucumbers, watermelon, and very few peppers. Vegetables have been selling fast, and unfortunately, we are out of many varieties.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, hit reply. I would love to hear from you. Have a great-gardening day.

Plants need to be fertilized because most soil does not provide the essential nutrients required for optimum growth. By fertilizing your garden, you replenish lost nutrients and ensure that this year's plants have the food they need to flourish.
There are six primary nutrients that plants require in fairly large quantities.
  1. Carbon from CO2 in the air
  2. Hydrogen from water
  3. Oxygen from water and air
  4. Nitrogen helps plants make the proteins they need to produce new tissues. In nature, nitrogen is often in short supply, so plants have evolved to take up as much nitrogen as possible, even if it means not taking up other necessary elements. If too much nitrogen is available, the plant may grow abundant foliage but not produce fruit or flowers. Growth may be stunted because the plant isn't absorbing enough of the other elements it needs.
  5. Phosphorus stimulates root growth, helps the plant set buds and flowers, improves vitality, and increases seed size. It does this by helping transfer energy from one part of the plant to another. To absorb phosphorus, most plants require a soil pH of 6.5 to 6.8. Organic matter and the activity of soil organisms also increase the availability of phosphorus.
  6. Potassium improves the overall vigor of the plant. It helps the plants make carbohydrates and provides disease resistance. It also helps regulate metabolic activities.
The three numbers that you see on a fertilizer label, such as 12-12-12, tell you what proportion of each macronutrient the fertilizer contains.

1st Number: Nitrogen (N)
2nd Number: Phosphorus (P)
3rd Number: Potassium (K)
This "N-P-K" ratio reflects the available nutrients —by weight—contained in that fertilizer.

Before you shop for fertilizer, perform a soil test. You can purchase a home test kit or send a soil sample to your local cooperative extension office for testing. The results will tell you what to add to the soil to make it ideal for the plants you plan to grow.
Granular Organic Fertilizers
Organic fertilizers are made from naturally occurring mineral deposits and organic material, such as bone or plant meal or composted manure. In general, the nutrients in organic fertilizers are not water-soluble and are released to the plants slowly over a period of time. Organic fertilizers have advantages, they improve water movement into the soil and, in time, add structure to the soil. Organics feed beneficial microbes, making the soil easier to work.
Kinds We Carry Here:
Bumper Crop (3-5-2)

Bumper Crop Natural & Organic Starter Food is a blend of natural ingredients formulated to help newly transplanted plants develop strong roots and sturdy growth. It is rich in natural sources of phosphate to help your plants develop a strong foundation for future growth.

We recommend using a starter fertilizer for the first year after the planting of trees and shrubs.
Garden Tone (3-4-4): Use on all herbs and vegetables
  • Mix into the garden soil before planting.
  • Seedlings / Transplants: 7 – 10 days after planting.
  • Established plants: Monthly, May through Aug.
  • Herbs will only require feeding at the time of planting or after an abundant harvest
Plant-Tone (5-3-3): Use on all flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs
  • Established Trees & Shrubs: Spring and late Fall
  • Flowers and Vegetables: Once per month during growing season.
Berry-Tone (4-3-4): Use on all berries – Blueberries, Strawberries & Raspberries.
  • Feed twice per year ~ Early Spring & Late Spring.
Rose-Tone (4-3-2): Use with all varieties of roses in the landscape or containers. It can also be used on flowering plants like Viburnum, Bougainvilleas & Clematis. Feed monthly through the growing season – May through September.

Tomato-Tone (3-4-6): Use on all varieties of Tomatoes. Can also be used on fruiting crops like peppers, squash & melons.
  • Use to enhance soil before planting
  • First application after the plant is established (10-14 days)
  • Established Plants: Twice per month May through August
Holly-Tone (4-3-4): For use on all acid-loving plants, trees, and shrubs.
Example: Azaleas, Gardenia, Holly, Hydrangea, Pieris, Rhododendron, etc….
  • Feed-in the Spring and late Fall at half the Spring rate.
  • Blooming evergreens like azaleas and rhododendron are best fed in the Spring at the first hint of bloom color.
  • Berry crops should be fed twice; early Spring and late Spring (45-60 days apart).
  • Never apply fertilizer to frozen soils.
Bumper Crop Citrus & Fruit Tree (8-4-2): A blend of natural ingredients for use with citrus and other home orchard fruit trees. It may also be used to feed shade trees, flowering trees, berries, ornamental and fruiting vines.
Synthetic Fertilizers
Synthetic fertilizers are made by chemically processing raw materials. Synthetic fertilizers are water-soluble and can be taken up by the plant almost immediately. Applying too much synthetic fertilizer can "burn" foliage and damage your plants. Synthetic fertilizers do have some advantages in early Spring. Because they are water-soluble, they are available to plants even when the soil is still cold, and soil microbes are inactive.
  • Avoid contact with the foliage, unless it says it can be used as a foliar fertilizer.
  • Do not use during the heat of the day. Apply early morning or evening when temperatures are lower.
  • Always follow the directions indicated on the package.
Kinds We Carry Here
Jack’s Classic All Purpose (20-20-20):
Use for all indoor and outdoor plants: bedding and container plants, trees and shrubs, vegetables, fruits, and turf.

Jacks' Classic Petunia FeED (20-6-22): Use on petunias, calibrachoa, bacopa, diascia, nemesia, scaveola, verbena, pansies, salvia and vinca.
Garden Elements Bud & Bloom (10-52-8):
Use on Roses, Flowering Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, Hanging Baskets, Container Plants

Jacks' Classic Acid Special (17-6-6):
For use on Azaleas, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Pin Oaks, Holly, Hydrangea, Magnolias, Pines, Spruce, Cedar, Birch, Blueberries and any other acid loving plants. 

Jack's Classic Tomato FeED (12-15-30):
For use on all tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, squash and zucchini.
Foliar Fertilizer
Foliar fertilizers are dilute fertilizer solutions applied directly to the plant leaves. As with soil application of fertilizer, the goal of foliar fertilization is to supply plants with the nutrients needed for proper growth. Foliar fertilizing can be beneficial to do when a plant is suffering from certain nutrient deficiencies. However, there are many different opinions on whether or not foliar fertilizing is effective over the long term.
  • It must be diluted before application to prevent fertilizer burn.
  • When temperatures are cool, and some dew is present on the leaves.
  • Don't spray in direct sunshine, as the drying of the salts in the solution may result in leaf scorch.
  • Avoid watering normally until the spray has dried, and try not to spray just before a rain, as extra water will dilute the solution and wash some of it away.
  • Spray plants until you see the mixture dripping from the leaves.
  • Only use those fertilizers that say they are for foliar fertilization. Always follow the directions on the package.
  • Not all plants like foliar feeding.
Kinds We Carry Here:
Coast Of Maine Kelp Concentrate All Purpose Organic Plant Food (0-0-2): For use on annuals, roses, perennials, vegetables, fruit, shrubs and trees.

Coast Of Maine Squid Fertilizer For Indoor Plants (2-3-0): For use on all indoor house and tropical houseplants (except plants with fuzzy leaves).

Coast Of Maine Salmon Fertilizer For Roses And Flowers (2-2-0): For use on roses and all flowering annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and fruiting plants.
Wilson's Garden Center
10923 Lambs Ln.
Newark, Ohio. 43055

740-763-2874 (Fax)

June Hours:
1st - 13th
Monday - Sunday:

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14th - 30th:
8 am - 5 pm *

* Monday - Thursday:
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