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Tomatomania: Saturday, May 18th at our Lake Oswego & SE Portland locations
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We have everything you need for abundant tomato success! Don’t miss out on Tomatomania May 18th! This is a must attend event for all tomato-lovers! Join renowned horticulturist and professional tomato and vegetable grower Steve Goto for an inside look into tips and tricks of cultivating perfect home-grown tomatoes. We will be fully stocked with rare,classic and even new tomato varieties as well as soils, fertilizers and other items great for tomato growing. If you enjoyed our fall tomato-tasting event, this day should be marked on your calendar!
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The Edible Winter Garden
Plants for the winter garden include garlic, shallots, and onion sets. We still have some 6 packs of winter veggies and some of our favorite herbs!
You should mulch your garden with Bumper Crop. 2 CF bag for $9.99 contains 15% chicken manure. This will give your plants some of the nutrients they need for the long winter and help prep the garden for next spring. Along with prepping the garden for next season, if your tomatoes had black bottoms or your zucchini had end rot, now is the time to add calcium from bone meal and lime to your soil. The winter rains will wash the amendments into the soil for easy plant uptake next season. Apply again in the spring when planting; add about a half cup per plant.
Winter is also a great time to reflect how the garden grew this past spring and summer. Make note of what worked well and what didn’t work so well. Keeping a garden journal is a tactic many professional gardeners use. This way you can view years of experiences and also plan for the future.
Another great way to reset your garden soil for next year is the use of cover crop. No garden is too small to benefit from this. Between the gardening and harvesting, your soil is deficient and in bad shape by the end of the season. These plants will help replenish what is lost in the soil and prep the soil for next year. Cover crops are planted and grown in the empty space and worked into the soil rather than harvested. They prevent weeds from taking over the unused space and work hard for you all winter so you can work less in the spring. Come on in and take a look at our cover crop selection.
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