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    PARASITE  EVALUATION CLINIC FOR LIVE STOCK APRIL 17, 2018  View Flyer Here

     

     

     WE HAVE STARTED OUR SPRING STORE HOURS:

    For the months of April, May and June M-F 8:00am – 6:00pm; Sat. 8:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 9:00am – 4:00pm

     

     

    NEW SPRING ARRIVALS

    single dahlia

    Summer Flowering Bulbs such as Dahlias, lilies, gladiolus and other summer flowers bulbs are now in stock! Shop early for the best selection.

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    POTATOES & ONIONS HAVE ARRIVED! Limit amounts of Organic seed potatoes are in stock. VIEW SELECTION HERE

    Apple tree with Fruit

    Apple tree with Fruit

    Well branched Fruit Trees are now available. Supply is limit so make your selection early. VIEW SELECTION HERE

     

     

    SPRING GARDEN TIPS 2018

     

    Aphids of tree branch

    Aphids of tree branch

     Dormant oil sprays are very effective at reducing populations of some tree insects. spray trees thoroughly with a dormant oil spray before bud break when temperatures are above 40 degrees F. during the day and above freezing for 24 hours.

    Protect peaches from Peach leaf curl in the spring

    Protect peaches from Peach leaf curl in the spring

    An application of a fungicide such as chlorothalonil or copper will control peach leaf curl if applied in March or early April before the buds begin to swell. 

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    Prune fruit trees and summer or fall blooming shrubs as soon as the weather lets you but wait until after flowering on early-flowering shrubs like forsythia, rhododendron, and lilacs.

     

    finch

    Birds are starting to claim nesting territories, so set up nesting boxes or bird houses now to insure the best chance of having them found and used.

    Transplanting seedlings

    Transplanting seedlings

    Test leftover garden seed for germination by placing 10 seeds between moist paper towel, keep seeds warm and moist in unsealed poly bag. If less than six seeds germinate, then fresh seed should be purchased. Onions and lettuce store only for 1 year.

     

    A natural way to control seedling damping off is control the fungus with No-Damp-off Milled Sphagnum Moss or Biofungicides.

     

    A “day” of 14 to 16 hours is best for growing most seedlings under lights.

     

    You can view or download a seed starting and transplanting schedule for the Ithaca area by clicking on the following link: Ithaca Seeding & Transplant Guide