Gary's Garden Tips // March 23, 2013
If you want to get a head start on planting tomatoes, you can use Aqua Wrap. This is a small cover that uses water and sunlight to help insulate tomatoes and other vegetables to as low as 18 degrees. Set the Aqua Wrap up for 5-7 days before planting. We now have a few varieties of tomato plants available for planting.
Apply Turf and Ornamental Weed and Grass Stopper to flower beds and open areas such as driveways, and vacant lots. This product prevents seeds from germinating and will keep you from having to weed later on.
Cut the dry tops of perennials back to the ground level such as Peonies, Russian Sage, Daisies, Hollyhocks, Etc. Be careful not to disturb any new green growth emerging from these plants.
The most important thing you can do for potatoes is to make sure your soil is nice and loose. Mix in organic material and a well balanced fertilizer, such as 5-10-5. We have potatoes in four varieties and colors, Yokon gold, Sangre (Red), Russet (White), and Purple Majesty (Blue). Plant 4-inches deep, and about 1-2 feet apart.