Thursday, October 8, 2015

October to do list

For Three Rivers and the rest of the San Joaquin Valley, October is THE month to plant. The nights are cooler & the soil still warm, making it easier for plants to get well established roots.
  • Plant winter annuals such as snapdragons, pansies, violas, calendulas, snow daisies (palusodum daisy), ornamental kale and cabbage, iceland popppy and stock.
  • Sow in place seeds of wildflowers such as California poppy as well as seeds of larkspur and sweet peas.
  • Plant Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, peas. Also leafy greens such as kale, lettuce, spinach, chard, pak choy, mizuna, mache and endive.
  • Plant herbs (except heat-loving basil).
  • Sow in place seeds of carrots, beets turnips and radishes.
  • Plant California natives
  • Plant any and all perennials.
  • If you need to move plants in your garden, now is the time to dig them up and transplant. 
  • Fertilize most plants except for frost tender ones such as citrus.
  • Prune evergreen shrubs and vines.
  • If you have a lawn, now is an excellent time to aerate it. Aeration reduces compaction, getting water and fertilizer down into the root zone, creating a healthier, more vigorous lawn that uses less water.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Natives have arrived!

We have a large selection of California natives in stock. Some of them grown right here at the nursery & some just delivered today from Intermountain nursery in Prather ( )October is the perfect time to plant natives.
Apricot mallow