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Short Report: Seedless Marigolds
You may recall way last winter when we discussed seed orders, that I was excited about trialing “Zenith” Triploid marigolds, which were touted as “Day-neutral, early flowering, 2-3″ flowers, do not produce seed, and therefore needing little deadheading, and … Continue reading
Posted in annuals, product review, Uncategorized Tagged annual color, Deadheading, Indiana gardening, marigolds, Zenith marigolds 2 Comments
First Seed Order!
As the 2018 growing season slides to an end here in central Indiana, (there’s SNOW forecast for tomorrow!) anticipation is already beginning for the 2019 garden! The first seed order was placed before Oct. 31 in order to qualify for … Continue reading
Posted in annuals, cutting garden, Uncategorized Tagged annual flowers, aster, cutting garden, emilia, marigolds, Potager, seeds, snapdragons, triploid marigolds, zinnias 13 Comments
Six on Saturday-Sept 1!
As much as I’d like to deny it, September is here. The leaves are already piling up along the sidewalk from the big cottonwoods along the driveway. It’s time to evaluate the performance of the annuals. In my gardens, they … Continue reading
Posted in annuals, Six on Saturday, Uncategorized Tagged annual flowers, celosia, cut flowers, heat-tolerant annuals, marigolds, Six on Saturday, zinnias 7 Comments
You may recall a few weeks ago I optimistically, fingers-crossed, hoped that putting faded marigold flowers that resulted from deadheading around cucurbit plants would eliminate or at least reduce the amount of squash bug and borer damage. (See the “Will … Continue reading
Posted in garden pests, Uncategorized, vegetable gardening Tagged companion planting, cucurbits, growing vegetables, marigolds, Potager, squash borers, squash bugs 15 Comments
Will it work?
This week while I was deadheading marigolds, my mind came up with an interesting idea. Not everyone bothers to deadhead, but seeing the brown, shriveled heads annoys me, plus the plant will spend more energy forming seeds than making … Continue reading
Posted in Garden hacks, garden pests, Uncategorized Tagged Deadheading, gardening, marigolds, Potager, squash borer prevention, squash bugs 17 Comments
Starter soil comparison
During the earlier, hectic transplanting period when there were thousands of plants in the basement needing moved from seedling flats to four-packs I ran out of my preferred potting soil, Pro-Mix. There was no time to go to my … Continue reading
Posted in gardening, Potting soil, Uncategorized Tagged gardening, marigolds, potting soils 9 Comments