September in Your Garden

  1. Chestnut Stir Fry

    Chestnut Stir Fry
    This recipe is from the Outstanding "Chestnut Cookbook" by Anne Bhagwandin This is a light, quick and easy vegetarian dish. 1/2 lb. fresh chestnuts 7 oz pkg. of bean thread noodles 1/4lb shiitake mushrooms 1 medium zucchini squash 3 tbsp peanut oil 4 thin slices ginger 1 clove garlic crushed 1 small can bamboo shoots soy sauce Roast and peel...
  2. Harvest time hints and tips

    Harvest time hints and tips
    The ripening time of a particular fruit varies from one location to another and from year to year, though the order in which varieties ripen stays roughly the same. The ripening times we give on our website in the Growing Info sections and in our catalog are relative to the Pacific Northwest where Raintree Nursery is located. Use the Raintree ripening...
  3. Choosing between fall and spring shipping

    Choosing between fall and spring shipping
    You have a choice, fall or spring shipment, but which is best? Even though many potted plants are available for fall shipping, these same plants are also available for shipment in the spring and you can order them now for either spring or fall shipment. Planting Trees and Shrubs Planting trees and shrubs can begin once the heat of summer...
  4. Think SPRING!

    Think SPRING!
    Fall is the time for planting spring flowering bulbs and Raintree offers a collection of tulips, iris and daffodils bulbs that will be ready to plant late September. Planting Spring Bulbs in the Ground: It is vital that spring flowering bulbs are planted in well-drained soils. Sandy, gravelly soil amended with compost is fine. If you have a heavy clay soil that...
  5. Get ready for fall planting

    Get ready for fall planting
    Fall is an excellent time for planting trees and shrubs in the garden if you live in USDA hardiness zone areas 6-10, Raintree offers a great selection of potted plants for fall planting. You will find the Potted Plants for Fall Shipping listed under each plant category. What’s Available for Fall Planting? The potted plants shipped in the fall are...

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