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Posted on 09 April 2013 by

A New Way of Planting Herbs-Container Garden Planting Disk

Photo Credit: Tiny Tomato Plants by sciondriver used under CC BY-NC 2.0

Photo Credit: Tiny Tomato Plants by sciondriver used under CC BY-NC 2.0

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

The other day, I was in one of my favorite “feed and seed” just looking around and noticed a new item on their seed rack.

I thought I had seen everything. This included seed tape, seed bombs, and seed cards.

But a seed disk was something new to me.

As I looked through the assortment of seed disks created by Perry-Morse, I found that they were not limited to flowers but also included herbs. Being an herb lover and curious as far as the product, I decided to buy a basil disk.

Once I got it home, I could not wait until spring to plant it. So to the garden shed I went to Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 01 May 2010 by

The Casual Guide to Tree Planting

trees2By Sonya Welter

Trees can be intimidating, especially for novice gardeners.

A sapling usually costs $20 to $100–way more than a packet of lettuce seeds or a six pack of pansies–and trees can make a huge impact on your landscape–sometimes literally, if flooding or strong winds blow them over onto your house or car.

It’s worth it to take your time and make sure your trees are planted right.

First, buy the healthiest tree you can, and make sure that it’s hardy for your climate. Bare root trees should be planted as early as possible in the spring.

Potted trees are a little more flexible, but they’re best planted in the spring or the fall, when temperatures are milder (gardeners in very warm climates can plant trees in the winter).

Try to plant you tree as soon as possible after you buy it, but if you can’t, keep bare root trees in a cool, dark location until planting, and make sure Read the rest of this entry »


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