There were 10 new gardening ideas posted last week:
March 7, 2014
|Don't Toss Those Old Tomato Seeds Before Their Time!|
|Tomato seeds can stay viable for many years. Just reseal the packet, place in a ziplock sandwich bag and store in the refrigerator crisper. I have had good germination on tomato seeds that were 10+ years old.
As you can see, it is also useful to keep track of the number of remaining seeds in the packets from season to season. Without reopening the packet you will have the information at hand to know when to reorder seeds.|
March 3, 2014
|Tomatoes and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus|
|Tomato spotted wilt first appears as light brown flecks on leaves. This is followed by growing brown spots, drooping, and finally, full browning and dying. The plants will look wilted. It affects many plants other than tomatoes, but on tomatoes the fruit is also severely affected. Discoloration is the most common effect, but cracking and rot also appear in severe cases. It also degrades the flavor and texture. (491 words - Read the full article)|
Some new recommendations from our members:
|SongofJoy recommended Almost Eden and wrote:
An excellent selection of butterfly plants, both nectar sources and hosts.
|Lavanda recommended Almost Eden and wrote:
I always enjoy ordering from this company. They carry things I cannot find other places. The owner is a very kind and friendly person. Plants are big and healthy, and they come well packed so they will not suffer any damage.
I can't wait to receive my spring order.
I am picky, but this is a five-star (the BEST) as far as nurseries go!
|greene recommended Amekron Products and wrote:
Aluminum tags, good quality at fair prices.
Regular size: 1 x 3 3/8 or
Jumbo: 3 3/4 x 5/8 aluminum tags, attach with wire fasteners which are included in each box.
Order by phone, fax or online through the company website.
|vic recommended The Whitinger Seed Company and wrote:
Arrived in a timely manner. Very generous amount of seeds. Clear and concise sowing/planting instructions as well.
|SongofJoy recommended Sprout People and wrote:
This is a great place for purchasing seeds, legumes, and grains for sprouting along with a good supply of sprouting supplies. They are responsive and see the light and humorous side of things. Lots of information on how to sprout as well as lots of other info, recipes, etc.
Honest and responsive. I recommend them highly.
Some numbers from last week:
- 39 new members.
- 155 new threads.
- 3,705 new posts.
- 1,132 new images to the plant database.
- 72 new comments in the plant database.
- 24 new Multi-Plant photos.