Thursday, August 30, 2012

Club member Darragh Brady reports that she likes this nursery for plants:

Sunshine Farm & Gardens
They carry lots of rare and exotic plants to order from their place in WV, including a wide selection of hellebores. The owner Barry Glick appears to be a prolific speaker and master gardener.

Thanks, Darragh!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Seed This!

If you are a gardener then you likely collect seeds from your garden plants. A nice way to save them and share them, is to create your own seed packets! Easily identify and store your seeds without the detrimental moisture which often results when using plastic storage baggies.

Here are some good examples of seed packet designs that you can print out. Simply be creative and color it in yourself or just label!

Pre-Designed Packet

[Right-Click and Save Image]

Blank Seed Packet

[Click to download pdf]

If you need help identifying varieties of plants growing in your garden, Dave's Garden is a great resource. This national online garden community also lets you create personal wants & trade lists, and a garden journal.

Happy collecting & sharing!

Friday, August 3, 2012

In Your Veggie Garden This Week...

If you want fall crops of vegetables, then NOW is the time to start planting seeds in your garden beds for these FALL VEGETABLES: 
  • Bush Beans
  • Collards
  • Kohlrabi
  • Peas
  • Rutabagas
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

This information is courtesy of which provides customized planting schedules for our region emailed to your inbox weekly during planting seasons