Tips & Advice

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I start planting outside?
    Bulbs can be planted in October. Finished Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, plants, shrubs and cold crops (ex. cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, etc.) can be planted in April. Everything else you plant in May around the 15th.

  • Should I water my plants and garden every day?
    No! Indoor plants need only be watered once a week. Containers, large pots, hanging plants - if they are in direct sunlight; yes, water well once a day. If they are in in-direct sunlight or shade, touch the soil with your finger and if dirt is stuck to your finger, you do not need to water. Vegetable Gardens - water well once a week for best results.

  • Do I need to feed my plants and if so, how much?
    Yes, you should feed your plants. It is very, very important that you carefully read and follow the directions on the Miracle Grow or other fertilizer product you may choose. Do NOT over dose your plants - it will burn the roots or kill them.

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