Starting Saturday, February 28!
Collect Bonus Bucks in March and April, then redeem them in July.
Create your own beautiful edible garden:
25% off the Green Bed Raised Garden Kit, while supplies last
- Premeasured, precut, and predrilled to save you time. The most durable garden bed kit on the market!
- In two sizes: 4'x4' and 4'x8'
- Made of breathable woodchip/cement walls designed to last for decades and totally non toxic.
- Trimmed in prefinished (plant based oil) Cedar
- Aluminum corner Brackets with rust-free baked-on finish and all made in the USA
A 65 Gallon Decorative Rain Barrel with planter on top has everything you need to get started. It combines the timeless aesthetic elegance of ceramics with the enduring longevity of modern plastics. It is made of a roto-molded plastic that is able to withstand extreme temperature and will not chip, crack, or fade.
Through March 2015
What you mix into the soil in your garden helps determine the success of your plantings. To give vegetables and landscape plants a good start, work in soil amendments. Paydirt is an organic soil conditioner you can use to improve your soil. To give vegetables and landscape plants a good start, work in soil amendments. Paydirt is an organic soil conditioner you can use to amend your soil.
For Best Selection, Come In Soon for Summer Blooming Bulbs:
Many Gardeners are DAHLIA enthusiasts because dahlias are show-stoppers in the garden and as cut flowers with gorgeous prolific blooms, from May to November in the Bay Area. They are the most diverse in height, flower color, size, and shape of all the summer flowering bulbs (actually they are tuberous roots). Dahlias are amazingly adaptable but do best with at least 6 hours of sun or afternoon shade in our hotter areas. They grow rapidly and need a steady supply of water and fertilizer. If they are watered deeply, which means water gets to the deepest roots, they may need to be watered only once a week depending on the weather. Mulching helps conserve water and over time creates well drained soil with ample organic matter.
Gladiolus are also showy summer flowers and one of the best known cut flowers. "Glads" are especially pleasing to the eye when planted in close groups or clumps in the garden. They provide a striking vertical accent when combined with plantings of annuals, perennials or shrubs. To make sure the stems are strong plant the corms deeply. A general rule is to plant each corm about 4 times as deep as it is thick and space them from 4-6 inches apart. Like Dahlias they do best when planted in a sunny area with well drained soil and lots of organic matter.
The window of opportunity for growing potatoes is rather small in the Bay Area. Seed potatoes are only available this time of year and we usually sell out in March. The selection is still good, but will be going fast, so come in soon. If you have not tasted homegrown potatoes, you will be surprised at the difference.
Who can resist?
Make watering more fun with your own Wiener Dog Watering Can.
Limited to stock on hand.
Have you met Beaucarnea recurvata?
Sassy, sophisticated and one of our favorite houseplants!
These joyful bunnies remind us that Easter is right around the corner!
As the edible winter garden is winding down, one of my favorite options from the garden this time of year is a nice salad of mixed greens. I've been experimenting with different greens to get an assortment of flavors to make the ultimate tasty salad. The blending of the greens has brought sweet, tangy, nutty, slightly bitter, and zesty wasabi flavors. Another part of growing these greens is once harvested, it is like a "Cut and Come Again" in a very short time. Adding chicken, salmon, or tuna can make it an easy meal to prepare during the week. I also like to add garbanzo beans.
Here are some greens that I used in the salad that you can still find available to grow well into the spring season: Arugula, Mizuna 'Red Streaks', Wasabi flavored mustard, Italian Dandelion, and Curly Frisee.
Lemon Champagne Vinegar Dressing
This salad dressing is very well-liked and goes very well with this salad.
- 1/2 c. Champagne Vinegar
- 1 1/4 c. lemon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 1T. Dijon mustard
- 1 t. salt
- 1/4 t.. Pepper
If you don't have lemon olive oil, add freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste, to the olive oil.