may gardening

Late Spring planting and care.

Now that we are in late spring here are a few things you can still plant and ways to take care of the plants you put in earlier in the season. You have a lot of options still for your yard annuals and perennials alike. If you have a lot of shaded areas and Annuals is what you want, try caladiums, impatiens, New Guinea impatiens, coleus, begonias, or annual salvia. For sunnier spots Shasta daisy, Artemisia, garden mums, coreopsis, salvias, coneflowers, black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia), or summer phlox. Perennials will give you year after year foliage, for shaded spots try hosta,…


Growing great tomatoes.

GROWING GREAT TOMATOES Plant your seedlings deep pick off the first few groiuings of leaves and bury your plant deep. The part of the stem you plant will sprout roots and help make a stronger base for your crop. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Egg shells and coffee grounds to be exact. Egg shells add calcium to your soil which helps your plant regulate water intake. Coffee grounds add nitrogen and help repel snails and slugs. Salt please! Epsom salt will help add magnesium to your soil and several gardeners swear by the practice of sprinklinkg…