Fall Gardening Hints

Beautiful broccoli, luscious kale, flavor-enhancing leeks, exotic winter radishes, and other cool season vegetables are all signs of fall!

Cool season vegetables, especially those with longer days to maturity (time from sowing to unnamedharvest) are better when grown in fall, because the weather is reliably cooler than spring, which can heat up fast. Even though the garden soil in late summer can still be too warm

Beautiful broccoli, luscious kale, flavor-enhancing leeks, exotic winter radishes, and other cool season vegetables are all signs of fall!

Cool season vegetables, especially those with longer days to maturity (time from sowing to harvest) are better when grown in fall, because the weather is reliably cooler than spring, which can heat up fast. Even though the garden soil in late summer can still be too warm to germinate some cool season crops, you can still start them indoors and transplant them out when it’s cooler.

Tips for fall sowing planning:
  • Mark your average first fall frost date on a calendar.
  • Look on your seed packet for “Days to Maturity” or use our Outdoor Sowing Guide for Late Summer/Fall. Soils may be hot, and quick to dry in summer, so you may consider starting some fall crops indoors or creating some shade over the garden bed. Some cool season crops like lettuce and spinach will not germinate in soils over 80°F or 85°F respectively, so you may want to start them inside if the soil is still too warm. However, root crops should always be direct-sown.
  • From your average first fall frost date, count backwards the number of days to maturity, which will bring you to your ideal sowing date. Move your sowing date up 1 to 2 weeks to accommodate cool growing temperatures and shorter days that may slow growth, unless you plan to use season extension techniques like row covers. Most cool season varieties have a sweeter flavor after a frost, as cool weather increases the sugar content in these varieties in order the help them survive cool temperatures.
  • Mark your calendar with variety sowing dates, and use it year after year to germinate some cool season crops, you can still start them indoors and transplant them out when it’s cooler.

With The Rain Comes New Plants

For once the sun is not shining, but the nourishing rain is falling here at Geo Growers.
Either way is great for you and your garden, and to make it even better it is Wednesday Plant day. Yes, you read that correctly. The new plants for YOUR garden have arrived.

All are organic
All come in 4 inch potsshishito-peppers
All want to go home with you!!

Shishito Peppers
California Wonder Bell Peppers
Keystone Bell Pepper
Better Boy Tomato
CeCHPlebrity Tomato
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Red Cherry Tomato
Roma Tomato

 

 

 

 

Now for bigger things!

Dragon Fruit (1 quart)
Prostrate Rosemary (1 gallon)

Hot and Sunny with a Chance of Plants

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Yes it is plant day here at Geo Growers. The new plants have arrived just in time to get them started for the fall harvest.

Vegetables:

All are in 4 inch pots.
All are Organic.
All want to be in YOUR garden!

Sweet Banna Pepper
Mixed Bell Peppers
California Wonder Bell Pepper
Red Baron Bell Pepper
Sun Gold Tomato
Hot Spell Tomato
San Marzano Tomato
Roma Tomato

Herbs: 

All are in 4 inch pots.
All are organic.
All of them want to go home with YOU!

Spanish Lavender

Other Plants:

All are in 4 inch pots.
All grow well in our area.
All of them want to go home with YOU!

Butterfly Weed
Tropical Milkweed
Ghost Plant Succulent

Wednesday Is Plant DAY!!

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It is Wednesday and it is Plant day, all in one day.
All in one place.
All in the Geo Growers’ Shade House!

 

All plants arriving today were 1 gallon
All want to go home with you.

Ginger
Almond Verbena
Nazareth Sage
Incense Passion Vine

Come get them while they still have that new plant smell.

Thursday Plant Day!!!

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The sun is shining and the heat is on. That means it is summer time and PLANT TIME here at Geo Growers. Come visit our updated and renovated Shade House to see what is growing for you.

Just arrived and ready to plant.

All in 4 inch pots
All Organic.

Curly Parsley
Bay Laurel

Green Malabar Spinach
Red Malabar Spinach
Zucchini
Crookneck Squash

Red Carpet Sedum
Red Bird Plant

1 Gallon Pots

Allspice Bush
Almond Verbena
Nazareth Sage
Gregg’s Mist Flower
Gogi Berry

5 gallon pots
Bay Laurel

 

It Is THAT Time of the Year

Yes, we all know that a warm winter and a rainy May makes for a frightful mosquito season. 20160525_101820 If you spend any amount of time outdoors you know that the air full of those tiny blood sucking fiends and it is really no fun to deal with them.

To help you stay outdoors longer and keep those gardens and lawns looking great, Geo Growers has decided to high light a few products that will make your pesky skeeters run for cover and give you some peaceful time outdoors.

All products are available in our store and can go home with you RIGHT NOW!!!

 

 

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Friday Plant Day????

Okay, I know it is a bit strange that Friday is Plant Day around here instead of Wednesday, but the truth is that we have been BUSY!!!!shadehouse
The sun is shining, the dirt is flying, and the plants are arriving, but it took a day or two for us to catch our breath and let you know what is here for your garden.

So start your weekend off the right way by stopping by the Geo Grower’s shade house and getting those extra things you need for the vegetable or herb garden.

HERBS:
All in 4 inch pots
All are Organic

Garlic Chives
Culantro
Doublemint
Variegated Pineapple Mint
Hot & Spicy Oregano
Patchouli
Sweet Marjoram
Creeping Thyme
Lemon Variegated Thyme
Mexican Feather Grass

VEGETABLES:
All in 4 inch pots
All are Organic

Charentais Melon
Honeydew Melon
Burgundy Okra
Orange Bell Pepper
Habanero Pepper
Shishito Pepper
Tomatillo
Orange Glow Watermelon
Sugar Baby Watermelon

OTHER STUFF:
4 inch pots
Purple Gomphrena
Carmine Gomphrena
Lilac Gomphrena
Red Gomphrena

1 Gallon pots
Mexican Hummingbird Bush
Texas Everbearing Fig
Elderberry
Goji Berry

Lions, Tigers, and PLANTS

Okay, well maybe there aren’t Lions and Tigers, but I can promise that there are newshadehouse plants in the Geo Growers Shade House.

Please DO NOT Forget that there are probably a few great plants left over from last week, so stop on in and get what you need.

HERBS:
All come in 4 inch pots.
All are organic.

Hyssop
Lemon Verbena
Rober’s Lemon Rose Scented Geranium

VEGETABLES:
All come in 4 inch pots.
All are organic.

Bush Pickle Cucumbers
Assorted Melons
Clemson Spineless Okra
Mixed Bell Peppers
Red Baron Bell Peppers
Jalapeno Peppers
Much Nacho Jalapeno Peppers
TAM Jalapeno Peppers
Sweet Banana Peppers
Green Malabar Spinach
Tropic Tomato (Heat Tolerant)
Orange Glo Watermelon

OTHER ITEMS:
These are 1 gallon pots.

Gregg’s Blue Mist Flower
Dwarf Myrtle
Blue Classic Passion Vine

 

Sun Shine and Fresh Plants Is A Great Day

shadehouseThe sky is blue , the sun is out, and the new plants have arrived at the Geo Growers Shade House.

HERBS: 
They are all organic.
They are all in 4 inch Pots.
They are ready for your garden.

African Blue Basil
Eleanore Sweet Basil
Dukat Dill
Hyssop
Lemon Balm
Lemon Verbena
Black Stem Peppermint
Kentucky Colonel Spearmint
Sweet Marjoram
Blue Lagoon  Rosemary

VEGGIES:
They are all organic.
They are all in 4 inch Pots.
They are ready for your garden.

Suyo Long Cucumber
Clemson Spineless Okra
Hot MIx Peppers
Mucho Nacho Jalapeno Peppers
Shishito Pepper
Crookneck Squash
Straight Neck Squash
White Bush Scallop Squash
Yellow Bush Scallop Squash
Zucchinni
Tomatillo
Hot Spell Tomato
TAM Hot TV Tomato

ONE GALLON STUFF:
Bigger and better.
Great for you garden.

Creeping Germander
Huntington Carpet Rosemary
Goji Berry