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
Summer Flowering Bulbs such as Dahlias, lilies, gladiolus and other summer flowers bulbs are now in stock! Shop early for the best selection.
POTATOES & ONIONS HAVE ARRIVED! Limit amounts of Organic seed potatoes are in stock. VIEW SELECTION HERE
Well branched Fruit Trees are now available. Supply is limit so make your selection early. VIEW SELECTION HERE
SPRING GARDEN TIPS 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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