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A Guide to Spring Gardening

spring gardeningThinking of growing your very own veggies, fruits and herbs for a delicious year of healthy family meals? Think no more. You can create your garden paradise simply by coming to Spring Creek Feed Center.

Beginning in April, we will have the following items:

  • 6 Packs Tomato –  Beefsteak, Better Boy, Big Boy, Early Girl, Red Cherry
  • 6 Packs Pepper –  California Wonder Bell, Garden Salsa, Jalapeno – small, Yolo Wonder Bell
  • 6 Packs Cucumbers – Dasher II, Pickling
  • 6 Packs Squash – Dark Green Zucchini, Yellow Crookneck, Yellow Straightneck
  • 6 Packs Okra – Clemson Spineless
  • 6 Packs Onions – 1015Y, Green Bunching, 
  • 4 inch Herb, African Blue Basil – big, Garlic Chives – small,  Sage
  • 4 inch Tomato – Better Bush, Big Boy – small, 
  • 4 inch Pepper –  California Wonder Bell, • Jalapeno TAM – small, • Sweet Banana
  • 10” Baskets – Crackling Fire – assorted colors, • Bougainvillea – assorted colors

Tips on Planting:

Having your very own veggie/herb garden isn’t as complicated as you might think, although it does require dedication. The most important part is planning and making sure you have all of the right materials and information. When setting up your space, it’s important to remember a few key items:

  • Do you have enough sun exposure? Vegetables love the sun. They need at least 6 hours of full sun every day, and preferably 8.
  • Know your soil. Most soil can be enriched with compost and be fine for planting, but some soil needs more help. Check with us at Spring Creek Feed Center. We carry a variety of different types of soils and we can help you find the best match for your growing needs.
  • Placement is everything. Avoid planting too near a tree, which will steal nutrients and shade the garden. In addition, a garden too close to the house will help to discourage wild animals from nibbling away your potential harvest.
  • Decide between tilling and a raised bed.  If you have poor soil or a bad back, a raised bed built with nonpressure-treated wood offers many benefits. 
  • Vegetables and fruits need lots of water, at least 1 inch of water a week. Make sure you have a good irrigation or watering system.

For more information on gardening, come visit us at Spring Creek Feed Center!