March 25, 2017

Read the Label

When the spring approaches it is time to get out and spray, or apply garden products to your lawn and garden. We wanted to remind you that when you are using garden products to read the label. As they say ‘The label is the law’. That means that when applying a product, whether organic or chemical, you should follow all the printed instructions on the label. Those instructions are tested for safety and effectiveness. Plus, as pesticides and herbicides get older they tend to lose their effectiveness. The spring is a good time to check your garden chemicals to make sure they are not too old. It is also a good time to review their safe use. If you buy a new chemical product, use a marker to date it so you can easily see when you bought it. If you need to dispose of an old bottle, check with your local garbage hauler to learn how to dispose of it safely. Always remember to store all garden products, whether organic or chemical in a safe area away from pets and children.

March 11, 2017

Two Season Seeds

Our tip of the week involves seeds. You can pick up a cool season crop seed right now and start your garden early. Cool season crops include vegetables like lettuce, radishes, peas, kale and cabbage. Then in August you can plant these same crops again and enjoy a second harvest because they can handle the cooler temperatures of late fall.


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