Fall veggies and seasonal color, bulbs and shrubs are here and autumn is the perfect time for planting. Because summer color and vegetable still look pretty good, it can be hard to pull them up. But the soil temperature is still warm enough for new plants to get a good start and become well established before the cold weather sets in. This will allow your color plants to put on an even better show for the upcoming holidays and for vegetables to give you prime production.
Autumn is a great time to plant an assortment of bowls, pots and containers with a fall and holiday theme. This is simple, fun, and makes your entryway and garden festive and bright. Be creative by mixing shapes and types ofcontainers in a grouping and mixing a combination of evergreen and annuals for an interesting show with a variety of height, color and texture. Our crack team at Evergreen will be happy to help you make a spectacular arrangement!
There’s still time to plant your winter vegetable garden. Cool season vegetables are leaf and root crops that will grow and mature during the cooler temperatures of fall and winter. The days during this time of year and getting too short and cold for fruit bearing and heat loving crops such as tomatoes and squash, so come in and pick up your winter vegetable starts from Evergreen today and start that cool weather vegetable garden you’ve always wanted to try!
Cool season veggies include: beets, bok choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, daikon, fava beans, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard, pak choi, parsley, parsnips, peas, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, Swiss chard & turnips.
It’s time to give your plants as shot of fertilizer as well. Fruiting and flowering plants should be given a dose of E.B. Stone UltraBloom 0-10-10 before they drop their leaves for winter and go dormant. This gives them the right nutrients to store in order to give you a better show in the spring or produce a better crop of frui t in the coming year. Your new plants will thank you from a dose of E.B. Stone Sure Start. Keep fertilizing your winter vegetables and color with a granular fertilizer that is formulated just for them, like E.B. Stone Tomato and Vegetable Food or E.B. Stone Organics All Purpose Fertilizer.
With a little planning and proper timing, you will be able to keep a gorgeous garden all year round with interesting things happening