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  1. Organic Weed Control

    Organic Weed Control
    Malus sylvestris at Vosseslag - De Haan, Belgium (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Control weeds and keep grass short around bushes and trees and among recently planted ground covers. Maintain a minimum 3’ diameter circle for each tree or shrub that is free of competing weeds. If there are a lot of weeds coming up in your new groundcover planting, lay...
  2. What do I do if my plants have come but I can't plant right away?

    What do I do if my plants have come but I can't plant right away?
    The goal is to keep the bare root plants cool and dormant, and protect the roots from freezing or drying out. You can generally hold the plants up to two weeks in the bags they arrived in, in a cool (35-45º F) location. Check the bags for moisture a couple times, the shredded paper around the roots should be moist...
  3. How to Prevent Frost Damage on Non-Dormant Hardy Plants

    How to Prevent Frost Damage on Non-Dormant Hardy Plants
    Frost on plants on a very cold winter morning. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Most of the plants we ship are dormant from cold storage. However some are potted and are growing. The following is how to handle those leafed out plants. Sometimes you might receive non-dormant plants that would normally be dormant and ready to plant outside. Our hardy plant...
  4. Planting and Growing Raspberries

    Planting and Growing Raspberries
    Raspberries. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Raspberries are typically grown in a two foot wide row. Prepare the soil for planting by first clearing weeds in a 3-4’ wide strip the length you are planning to plant. Put a 3-4” thick layer of composted manure (cow, steer, or other ruminants, not chicken) or leaf mold on the surface of the row...
  5. Planting and growing raspberries

    Planting and growing raspberries
    English: Raspberries Français : Framboises Deutsch: Himbeeren Nederlands: Frambozen ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Bringebær Italiano: Lamponi Română: Zmeure Suomi: Vadelmia Svenska: Hallon Magyar: Málna Español: Frambuesas Azərbaycan: Moruq Português: Framboesa Tiếng Việt: Quả mâm xôi chín. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Raspberries are typically grown in a two foot wide row. Prepare the soil for planting by first clearing weeds in a 3-4’...
  6. Keeping Insects at Bay

    Keeping Insects at Bay
    A bowl of gravenstein apples showing the effects of codling moth larva. The larvae feed especially on the protein rich seeds, which explains why the core of the cut apples have been almost completely eaten away. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Keep those fallen fruits cleaned up. In apple maggot and codling moth infested areas, collect and destroy any unused fallen...

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