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Loving Lantana Plants

January 22nd, 2010

So, you're ready to grow lantana? We have several tips for you to ensure the best lantana experience possible. General Location First, pick out an ideal spot for your lantana plants. This plant loves the heat so it needs at least four hours of direct sunlight daily. Nighttime temperatures need to range between 55 and […]

Help with first garden

January 19th, 2010

I am wanting to put in my first garden. I am on the lazy side so I want to simplify where I can. I have been looking into drip irrigation using a soaker hose and a timer. I am also going to lay plastic to warm the ground and hopefully cut out the weeds. Where […]

Hot Pepper Suet Cakes for Your Birds

January 15th, 2010

Feeding wild birds is a good thing to do. It’s good fun, good for the planet, educational for young and old, inexpensive, and nearly trouble free. You just put out the food, which comes in a variety of styles, and watch the colorful and interesting feathered friends flock in. In the winter, when birds that […]

Plant Starts in a Jiffy

January 13th, 2010

Growing your own produce, whether it's a small home garden or a large spread of acreage generating crops, now makes more sense than ever.  Besides the cost savings over buying expensive produce in the supermarket, you can control the quality of your food.  You know exactly what products have or have not been used to […]

Split Leaf Question

January 13th, 2010

My 10-year-old outdoor split leaf has 4 stems in various heights from 30″ to 36″. Its leaves are coming out of only the upper portion of the stems with the bottom being bare as the leaves no longer droop low enough to reach the ground.Can I cut it back near the ground and have new […]

Plan Your Spring Garden and Plant Your Winter Garden

January 10th, 2010

January is a busy time for us at Garden Harvest Supply. We begin taking orders on our vegetable plants this week, which means that when spring comes, we can ship plants out to you at the perfect time for replanting based on where you live. We offer a greater selection of starter veggie plants than […]

Oracaena Spike Question

November 30th, 2009

I live in Michigan and have a beautiful spike Oracaena in my yard that I planted in spring.  Will this plant last through the winter and come back next spring?  Thanks in advance, Patty Answer: I am not finding a plant reference for Oracaena. I am thinking that maybe you have one of two plant species often […]

Popcorn Kernel Preservation

November 25th, 2009

If stored properly, popcorn can last for years. There have been thousand-year-old popcorn kernels (preserved by the Peruvian Indians) that still popped. Popcorn has been around for a long time. The oldest ears of popcorn discovered were over 5,500 years old! The early Americans loved it so much that they ate it for breakfast, with […]

Birdhouses 101: Housing Wrens, Bluebirds, and Purple Martins

November 24th, 2009

In our last issue, we discussed how you can help birds make it through the winter by providing them with food and water. Today we’ll discuss that third essential that birds share with all animal life: shelter. Birds generally build their nests in the spring. But if you put one up now, it will weather […]

My lime tree produces limes without any juice

November 20th, 2009

Why would a lime tree produce limes that have no juice? The tree is producing tons of limes but they look like avocados and when you open them up they are only pulp and are all dry. Nick Answer: Without more information on the location, weather conditions, soil type and fertilization habits, it’s hard to […]