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Companion Planting
March 29, 2023

Companion Planting

What Is Companion Planting? Companion planting is a method of growing different plants together in the same space that are known to benefit each other. It involves planting two or more compatible plants near each other, so that they can provide mutual benefits such as pest control, improved soil fertility and improved crop yields. Companion […]
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Watering a Pine Tree
March 27, 2023

Tree & Shrub Watering Guide

Water is a critical factor to the successful establishment of landscape plants. Here are some rules for keeping your plants healthy and happy. • Excess or insufficient water will impede formation of new roots. • Always water the area deeply after planting. • If you can’t put your plants in the ground right away, then […]
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March 24, 2023

Understanding Frost Dates

Before you begin planting your garden, you need to know the last and first frost dates in your region so that you plant at the right time. What is a frost date? A frost date is the average date of the last frost in spring or the first frost in fall or winter. Frost occurs […]
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March 22, 2023

Begonias

Years ago begonias were known as a shade plant. Better breeding has introduced varieties that can take both shade and sun. The succulent-like leaves and stems of wax begonias don’t need constant moisture and can withstand short periods of dry weather. A general rule for watering begonias is to give them about an inch of […]
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Mixed Hot Peppers in Bowl
March 10, 2023

Perplexed About Peppers?

Which is the hottest? Which pepper is best for frying? How about all those pretty colorful peppers? How do you choose? Let’s start with hot peppers. Signs above the plants sold at Adams Fairacre Farms shows the SHU rating. What’s that? In 1912, Wilbur Scoville, an American pharmacist, devised a test and scale to measure […]
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Hardy Mums
March 10, 2023

Florist vs Hardy Mums

A mum is a mum. Or is it? We received lots of questions about the beautiful and unique florist mums that were featured at our Garden Shows this year. To help clear things us, Maureen Drury, Newburgh Houseplant Department Manager, is here to tell you everything you need to know about these gorgeous flowers!
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Vegetable Garden
March 8, 2023

Planting Schedule Chart

As the weather starts heating up, so does the excitement to get your garden planted. But putting plants in the ground at the wrong time can lead to negative results. Your best option is to make a plan for when and where you’ll plant your garden. To help you get started, Sue Adams has put […]
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March 3, 2023

Tomato FAQ

Mark and Sue Adams answer your most frequently asked questions on growing and caring for tomato plants. How are Heirloom, Hybrid and Grafted Tomatoes Different? An heirloom tomato is a tomato variety that is more than 50 years old. The seeds have been passed down from generation to generation. When you save the seeds from […]
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March 3, 2023

Easy Container Design

No matter what size, or how many, containers you have, follow these easy steps to a well-balanced and beautiful arrangement. Click HERE to check out our guide.
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