Monday, July 6, 2009

Garden Talks--Second plantings peas; hungry plants; good summer perennials

Hello again,

Now is a great time to plant some pea seeds if you have any open space. The plants will shoot up out of the ground and you should have tasty peas to eat by sometime in late August if not before. I don't know where I am going to plant BUT I am going to try and plant a bush variety of edible pods called Cascadia.

I am being repetitive I know BUT plants in general--both in the ground and especially containers are very hungry. All the rain we received in the past month has leached or depleted the soil of whatever you have supplied. I highly recommend Plant Booster Plus by Organica or any of the Espoma series--Garden Tone for vegetables and Flower Tone or Plant Tone for flowering plants. Evergreens could use a good dose of Holly Tone by Espoma. We have it all here and can recommend a good fertilizer for what you need. Plants ARE hungry!!!!

Need some good perennials that will give you lots of color over the summer. I highly recommend Rudbeckia Goldstrum (or any of the Rudbeckias), Coreopsis Moonbeam or any of the Monarda Bee Balms (I love the red colors!). Come see our great selection!

Skillin's Sales Plug: I love the perennials I just listed and I will jot some more down for you to peruse over the next few days. That being said we also have some beautiful big annuals planted in 6" pots from Proven Winner that are just gorgeous. Much color for you and your garden!

Happy 30th Birthday Chad Skillin--don't the years fly by!

Mike Skillin
Skillin's Greenhouses
July 6, 2009

1 comment:

kcb said...

Happy belated BD Chad....

Mike, this is the first time in weeks I have had an opportunity to read the Blog. It looks great w/lots of useful and timely tips. Between moving and sporadic internet services I missed checking in. Hey, what happened to 'KCB'? Oh, that be me! Must get writing. Keep up the great work.