Just a reminder WE HAVE locally grown MUMS in a large assortment of colors. This year we have small straw bales for fall
decorating. PUMPKINS & CORNSTALKS WILL BE ARRIVING THE END OF SEPTEMBER.
We are all busy with our garden clean up projects and winterizing
for the cold weather that is on it's way.
Locally grown garlic bulbs are in and we will have German White
Hardneck and German Red Hardneck. Now is the time to get
your garlic planted for next year.
If you plan ahead and most gardeners do...now is the time to plant
bulbs for spring color. Our stores have a large selection of Tulips,
Crocus, Daffodils, Narcissus, and Hyacinth bulbs in an assortment of colors.
We also have the fertilizer and planting tools to help you get the job done. Our warm days and cool nights signal that now
is the time to lime and fertilize lawns, pastures, and hayfields. This is the best time of year to plant grass seed.
Stop by either store for seed, fertilizer, mulch hay, and straw. It is also time to plant cover crops. Cover crops make so
much sense-they cut fertilizer costs, improve soil health and condition, prevent soil erosion, improve water holding and
infiltration capacity, produce nitrogen, and much more. Many cover crops are Allelopathic, which means they exude
chemicals from their roots that suppress the growth of other plants (weeds!) around them. Winter Rye – A hardy grain
which can be seeded later and still produce a tremendous amount of biomass. Ryes strong allelopathy suppresses weeds
and also controls nematodes and insect pests. Plant mid-Sept to late October using 100-150 lb per acre at a depth of 1-2
inches. *Warning: Rye can be vigorous in the spring and if not plowed under fairly early, you may need to mow or chop it
Medium Red Clover – Is the standard, dependable, widely adapted legume cover crop that organic farmers rely on for
much of their nitrogen needs. Plant in early spring or fall using 8-15 lbs per acre at a depth up to ½ inch.
To help keep your flower beds and vegetable garden soils healthy you should clean out the debris of this years crop. This
will help keep blight and fungus from carrying over into next year. Remember your roses! There are several different
methods to winterize your plants for the coming cold weather. Stop by the store or call your local county extension service
office if you have questions.
Now is the time to check your wood stove and chimney. Make any necessary repairs on your wood stove and have your
chimney cleaned before the cold weather hits.
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Sat. 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Remember now is the time to stock up on
coal, wood pellets, and fire starter for the
coming winter. We do have chimney
cleaning brushes and stove repair items.