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  1. August Sowing Perennials

    August Sowing Perennials
    STOP! It’s not too late - you can still plant ahead of Old Man Winter. For all of us northerners with a frost-free date of end of Sept or early Oct, we can still plant some late summer perennial sowings. Not sure when your frost-free date is? It varies every year as we have an early or late winter, but...
  2. July Sowing Perennials

    July Sowing Perennials
    With a bit of patience and planning starting a perennial garden from seed can be extremely rewarding. In just a few years your garden could be the envy of your entire neighborhood as it displays magnificent perennials. Buying a packet of seed for a few dollars rather than spending hundreds for full-grown plants could certainly be your incentive. Here are...
  3. May/June Sowing Annuals

    May/June Sowing Annuals
    Spring sowing is suitable for annuals (plants which are sown, flower and die in one year) that tolerate light frosts. Buying a packet of seed for a few dollars rather than spending hundreds for plants could certainly be your incentive. Here are some tips on how to start sowing: Have a good idea where you're going to put your plants...
  4. Spring Gardening Tips

    Spring Gardening Tips
      We all know that it is "officially" spring but in many parts of the country the calendar is teasing us! It may still be cold out and our frost free dates are still many weeks away, but let’s talk about what you can do now in your garden. First the hard stuff “soil prep”. So hard to do and...
  5. Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants

    Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants
    Healthy Soil is the key to your success with any garden. Roots are the big secret to gardening. If you are able to grow great roots – the top of the plant will likely be just fine. Take for example – carrots. If you plant carrots in hard, compacted soil you will get teeny tiny twisted little carrot things. The...
  6. Bringing Your Seedlings Outdoors

    Bringing Your Seedlings Outdoors
    How to harden off your seedlings. Your indoor seedlings will suffer a major setback if placed directly into the garden. Scorched plants will turn white or brown. Any that are not directly killed, will definitely suffer and growth will be stunted. Cool nights and high winds can also affect your delicate shoots. A week to ten days before your planting...
  7. Damping Off

    Damping Off
    Damping-Off Your baby plants come up and all is well. Then the stem gets a pinched appearance right at the soil line, the seedling flops over, and the whole thing soon withers and dies. Damping-off can be a problem for even the most experienced seed starters and is probably the single biggest problem for gardeners who start their seedlings indoors...
  8. Monarch Butterflies Habitat

    Monarch Butterflies Habitat
    Help rebuild the Monarch butterflies habitat with Tuberosa Asclepias (Butterfly Weed/Milkweed) During the past two decades, the monarch butterfly population has seen a significant decline likely due to many factors such as loss of overwintering site habitat, changing weather patterns, a drop in forage plant diversity and the reduction in milkweed habitat. To help increase milkweed habitat, BASF launched Living...
  9. Growing Under Lights

    Growing Under Lights
    If you live in an apartment or it is freezing and bitter outside, you can still garden under lights. The extra light and the growing plants help to take away the winter blues. Even if you don’t have a store-bought stand one can be made with a cast-off fixture, some cedar or treated lumber, screws, nails and cords. The best...
  10. Special Collections

    Special Collections
    Stokes’ Special Collections are the quick and easy way to build beautiful themed gardens! The Folks at Stokes have put together several themed gardens filled with some of our most popular varieties. We have launched a few vegetable garden favorites brought back by popular demand, a couple which will attract garden friendly pollinators and the remaining collections have been revived...

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