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September 30, 2009

Hearne seed has a nice selection for winter cover crops


I just got back to California and my garden this week. The corn is finished and tomorrow I'll till it under. I just ordered a winter cover crop that should come within a week. I think the organic SoilMax Legume mix looks good. You can sow it in the fall and expect growth until winter when the plants will protect the soil from erosion. In spring when the plants begin to flower, they can be tilled in to increase nitrogen and make the soil lighter and more tillable.

At SoilMax Legume Mix

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September 22, 2009

Shasta Daisy is a chrysanthemum problem free and beautiful

Shasta Daisy is easy to grow and can be planted now. It will over winter and grow into blossoming flowers in summer. It grows to 24 - 28 Inches and is a hardy perennial, forming dense colonies once established. The plant blooms over a long period, from early summer until fall. The bright flowers contrast nicely with the glossy, dark green foliage, livening up any garden bed. The plant is ideal as a cut flower, lasting up to 10 days in arrangements. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds and, better yet, the plant is resistant to deer. A great addition to any flower garden.

At DAISY SHASTA Chrysanthemum Maximum --- 2,500 Flower Seeds

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September 15, 2009

Select Salad Blend Lettuce--beautiful and tasty all during autumn


There is still time to plant some lettuce and have it mature in many of the zones in the US. Plant this variety pack of lettuce for a late season harvest. These lettuce types mature in 50 days. Plant in a window box or protected area for longer harvest. You will get beautiful leaves of full of nutrients all during the autumn.

At Select Salad Blend Lettuce 3000 Seeds

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September 7, 2009

Mammoth Red Clover Cover Crop overwinters and provides nitrogen


A cold front has made me think of fall. I have some bare places in the garden and it's a good time to start a cover crop that will over winter and provide nitrogen when tilled under in the spring. Mammoth red clover can be sown in spring, summer or fall. It can take temperatures down to 10 degrees and grows to 3 feet high. This clover does well in clay and acid soils. You can also make tea from the flowers.

At Mammoth Red Clover (OG) - 1/4 Pound - Legumes & Grasses Cover Crops & Farm Seeds

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September 3, 2009

DAISY PAINTED Chrysanthemum are beautiful in the fall


I'm getting a selection of Chrysanthemum seeds to plant now in hopes of fall blooms. If you live where there are mild winters this is worth a try, and where it's colder, many chrysanthemums will over winter and bloom the next year. The Daisy Painted are a mix of bright colors that enliven any flower bed. The flowers reseed which is wonderful!

At DAISY PAINTED Chrysanthemum Carinatum --- 300 Flower Seeds

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August 26, 2009

Cilantro Organic Heirloom Seeds for Mexican, Indian and Thai dishes


Cilantro is easy to grow, grows quickly and is used in Mexican and Asian food, especially salsas. Plant several successions. As the mature plants go to seed you get coriander used in Indian and Thai food. With salt and pepper coriander makes a nice rub for lamb. The next planting will provide all the cilantro you need throughout the growing season. A great little plant with many uses and can be grown indoors easily.

At Cilantro Certified Organic Heirloom Seeds 200 Seeds

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August 12, 2009

Ferry's Round Dutch Cabbage for winter eating

Cabbage can also be started now and will keep in the ground until late winter. Snow provides insulation and picked cabbages can be stored indoors in a cool dry place for even longer. Great eating in mid-winter! Time to think about this now!

At Start Smart Cabbage - Ferry's Round Dutch - 1.25g

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August 3, 2009

High Phosphorus Bat Guano for making flowers and vegetables


Once mid summer comes and your plants are big and starting to flower, it is time to put some phosphorus around each plant to encourage blooming. Many types of phosphorus are slow acting, but bat guano is available immediately to help your plants produce large flowers and vegetables. Spread the guano(which doesn't smell bad) around each plant and watch the results.

At Fox Farm Peace of Mind High Phosphorus Bat Guano 4lb

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July 29, 2009

Organic Red Russian Kale 300 Seeds

This kale is a great plant for the winter garden. I put a row in this time of year and can eat kele all winter in my area(Northern California) Freezing temperatures don't seem to bother it. I have even knocked the snow off of it to harvest it. It is really easy to grow. It is sweet, delicious and chock full of calcium and vitamins and will self sow year after year.

At Organic Red Russian Kale 300 Seeds

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July 27, 2009

Lettuce Romaine Organic Heirloom Seeds for the summer garden


If the peas and early plantings are over and space is freed up in your garden, now is a time to put in some quick growing plants which you can eat in 50 days or which can over winter. The soil will need some compost or fertilizer to refresh it. There a so many choices. Kale, Swiss Chard, and a variety of lettuces comes to mind. This Romaine Lettuce doesn't bolt easily and is so delicious.

At Lettuce Romaine Parris Island Cos Certified Organic Heirloom Seeds 275 Seeds

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