How to install a Tree Ring Mulch Mat

June 6th, 2008

This is a very simple video on how to install a Perma Mulch Tree Ring. We recommend removing the sod as shown in this video.

Earthway Garden Seeder 1001B Manual

June 5th, 2008

The Earthway 1001B Garden Seeder is an excellent seed planter for both big and small gardens. It has the most options available of any garden seeder.

Click on this link if you would to view the complete garden seeder manual earthway1001b_manual.pdf


manual for the earthway 1001b garden seeder


Excellent plants

June 3rd, 2008

My order arrived today. I must say that the plants are of excellent quality and were in very good shape. I had never ordered from you before but from now on, you will get all my orders. Extremely well packed. Thanks, Pinney

Great tomato plants!

June 3rd, 2008

Just wanted to say thank you for the order, we are extremely pleased. The tomato plants came well packed, healthy, fantastic root system, they are the best looking plants we have purchased and that includes our local specialty nursery whom could not supply us with these heirloom plants this year. We will be purchasing from you from now on. The plants arrived yesterday afternoon and are in the garden this morning. Thank you again from two seasoned gardeners. Job well done, Lyn and Russ G.

Yellow Tomato Leaves

May 30th, 2008

We have some tomatoes growing but for some reason the bottom leaves are turning to yellow ? We have been faithfully making sure it is watered and not overwatered.. any advice ? Oh by the way they are still in pots, we were afraid to transplant them since they were so far ahead .. Kathy

Mutual Attraction

May 28th, 2008

Watching birds congregate is blissfully relaxing, and birding is one of nature’s most pleasant hobbies. Why not make your garden a haven for birds and butterflies? First, you need to provide a varied food supply to attract and then keep the colorful guests hanging around your backyard wildlife sanctuary. Check out our wide variety of suet cakes, seeds, nuts and nectars that will keep your new friends flocking to your garden year-round. GHS carries a complete menu of feed and feeders. Songbirds and hummingbirds have specific diets, so plan your refuge to include tempting treats for a good mix of visitors. In addition to meals, there are two other survival necessities for birds: shelter and water.

Incorporate water features for the birds to drink from and bathe in, and make sure the water is always clean. Bird baths and fountains are a focal point of the garden and we are sure to have a style to match your tastes and budget. Birds need to eat constantly, every day, no matter the season. If birds nest in your yard to stay through the winter, you will need to supply them with food that isn’t available from living plants. Our selection of bird feeders is extensive and there are plenty of style and size options to fit your landscape and viewing preferences. Some are meant to hang from tree limbs or roof overhangs; others are best suspended from posts.

You’ll want to keep plenty of food on hand to ensure the feeders are replenished as often as needed! Evergreens in the winter months provide berries and cones that birds feed from, as well as protective shelter. Late-season seeds, acorns and berries also feed through the cold months. Bird houses offer birds a safe haven all year long, and are an attractive addition to your trees and shrubs for inviting winged guests. It’s great fun to plant a garden with a cafeteria of flowers, seeds and nectars available in warm months like bright, seeded sunflowers and fruiting trees and vines, as well as hanging baskets of brilliant fuchsia flowers near your windows to summon hummingbirds and stunning butterflies. Start small, and each planting season, increase the types of plants and feeders that work best for the type of environment you wish to createand the types of wildlife you wish to tempt. Remember, much of the enjoyment of working with nature is the time and patience invested to get to the desired payoff!

Does cabbage make seeds?

May 13th, 2008

I plant flat-head Dutch cabbage and I was wondering where the seeds come from. Do the plants make seeds?

How can I share my strawberry plants?

May 13th, 2008

Hi Master Gardener, Let me start off by saying how much I love the plants I received from Garden Harvest Supply and how impressed I was with the quality and care with which they were sent. But my question is about my strawberry plants, which arrived yesterday. 1 Ovation and 1 Earlyglow. Turns out 50 little plants is a whole lot and I want to share with some friends. For how long can they stay in the plastic bags until planting? And do they need to be wet, damp or stay dry-ish, as they were when they arrived. Thanks for your expert advice. Best regards, Peggy.

What happened to the original Wall O’ Water?

May 1st, 2008

Updated Information: December 15, 2011. We are thrilled to announce the Wall O’ Water company has been purchased and is again making quality products! Garden Harvest Supply is now offering the Wall O’ Water season extender.

If you have been doing gardening for very long and are the type of person who wanted the earliest tomato plants possible, then you probably have heard of the Wall O’ Water plant protectors. The Wall O’ Water was a product that you placed around your tomato plants about six weeks before your last frost date. It kept your tomato plants warm and growing until the weather was warm enough that you did not need it any longer. Of all the plant protectors that were available, the Wall O’ Waters were the best. Just ask anyone who was using them. The problem is, the company that manufactured them, Terracopia, Inc. out of Salt Lake City, Utah, is no longer in business. We used to purchase the Wall O’ Waters directly from Terracopia. About two months before they went out of business, the product they were manufacturing became totally inferior. About half of the Wall O’ Water products we sold during that time were bad and had to be replaced. Because the Wall O’ Water was such a great product, it left us scrambling, looking for a replacement. We discovered the Season Starterâ„¢ plant protector that is manufactured by Dalen. We are thrilled to say that this product is as good as, if not better than, the original Wall O’ Water. So if you are in the market for a quality plant protector, then we suggest trying the new improved option, the Season Starterâ„¢. You will have the earliest ripe tomatoes in your neighborhood.

Can I plant asparagus now?

April 24th, 2008

Hello, I am an amateur gardener. I would like to try growing asparagus. I live in San Jose CA where it gets very warm. Can I plant asparagus now? Can it grow in partial sun/shade? What variety would be best. Thanks!

Answer: Hello, Sunny California!

I’m posting a response that should apply to your entire state, because the growing regions there vary, and readers from San Joaquin to San Francisco have different needs.

Asparagus plants do best in full sun, requiring 8 hours a day. Jersey Knight is a long-term perennial crop that does especially well in warm climates.


North Coast (Monterey County-north): January through March

South Coast (San Luis Obispo County-south): January through April

Imperial and Coachella Valleys: October through March

San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys: January through March

Asparagus should be fertilized and irrigated mostly during the fern season, when the plant is manufacturing food that will be stored by the roots for the next year’s shoots. However, supplemental irrigation during the harvest season may be necessary for sandy soils in dry areas.

Diseases and pests to watch out for: Fusarium, rust, asparagus aphids and beetles, cicadas and garden centipedes. Plant varieties with a high degree of tolerance to the Fusarium disease. Jersey Male Hybrid varieties are ideal for their resistance to these diseases, and GHS offers three varieties. Read their descriptions to see which is the best fit for your garden.

Good luck as you start this venture. The payoff is delicious!