January

Taking plants home. Make sure the plant is properly wrapped before leaving the greenhouse. The purpose of wrapping is to protect leaves from damage and to keep out cold drafts. In winter, the protective cover should be closed at the top. Once your new plant is home, it will need a period of acclimation. For a few weeks, keep it out of direct sun and drafts. Do not overheat or overwater. It is normal to lose a few leaves during this settling period. Try not to move it around too much, and your plant will acclimate.

Time to think about seeding. Spring is coming fast upon us. Now is a great time to get started on the Spring garden. Many plants can be started from seed now to be transplanted into the garden later. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and all perennials should be started now indoors, especially if you are using Wall O'Water towers. If you are using a cold frame, many cool weather crops like cabbage, kale, pansies and primrose can be seeded for early Spring transplanting. Come in and see us for a large selection of seeds and seed starting supplies.

Fresh herbs can be grown indoors all year 'round. Herbs require strong light and temperatures above 55F. They are the perfect plant to grow on windowsills. Herbs appreciate humidity. To build humidity, place pebbles in a shallow tray or saucer and pour water over the pebbles. As the water evaporates, it will increase the humidity level. Visit us for a wide variety of herbs, herb windowsill pots and pebble trays.

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