Even though spring isn't here yet and won't be here for a while... after the holiday's there's only one thing on our minds.... THE GARDEN!! There are things that we can do in the meantime to get the garden ready for spring so that everything that we do plant will be healthy and happy.. It's called Prepping the Ground were going to teach you the basics of prepping the ground for the 2015 Spring so that your garden will be a success this year!
1. Set up your area where you will be keeping your compost.
You can purchase bags of compost from your local hardware store in the garden center. If you prefer you can even create your own compost by keeping your yard waste and food that you would initially though away. You would be saving a lot of money and your trees will be really happy & healthy !
2. Start saving money and making that wish list
Our biggest suggestions that we can give all of our clients is to save their money, make a wish list and as soon as it starts to get a little warm in your are place your orders because once you see on our site and it's gone.... IT'S GONE! Our turn around time for shipping is pretty fast and we ship world wide!
3. Order Your Fruit Tree's
This may in fact be your favorite part...browsing through our online catalog... checking out the new spring selections of mango's, lychee's, avocado's, and so forth...Order your beautiful hand selected fruit tree or try our new Pick Your Tree option where you can virtually hand select your own tree and have it delivered without ever having to leave your home!
4. Get your Garden Tools and Potting area ready!
Now all you have to do is go though your shed in the backyard or the garage and find all of the gardening tools and also your beautiful pot's so that you can even get some container fruit trees in there... Container fruit trees are great for keeping in the lanai or on your balcony. I mean seriously how many people can say that they have a mango tree growing in a container in their homes? Well you can be the first in your neighborhood!
We have over 40+ types of mango's to choose from one of our most asked about mango is the Choc Anon Mango Tree also known as the "Miracle Mango Tree" Why??? Let me explain
The Choc Anon Mango gets it's name from Thailand it has been said to the most best tasting mango. It got it's nickname "Miracle Mango" from producing 2 crops a year! That's right you heard me 2. It would produce one crop in the winter and one crop in the summer. If your a person that loves mango and would be happy having it all though the year this would make a great addition to your garden.
This variety of mango is considered to be a dwarf mango and can be kept in a container so you can keep this mango inside by the fire place or even in the kitchen!
Do you grow mango's? What variety do you have? We would love to see your mango's send us a picture and tag us in it!
To make sure that you get a good crop this year you will need a little chill for those fruit trees!
If you are planning on purchasing fruit trees like apples, pears, plums and peaches you will have to make sure that these varieties of fruit get some kind of chill hours. This is a number that you will need to make sure that you know when purchasing fruit trees. The required temperatures are between 32-45 degrees for many hours of winter.
This is a question we get a lot of " When am I suppose to prune my fruit trees?"
Pruning initially is like giving your fruit tree a healthy hair cut! By cutting or trimming away excessive over growth of branches you are enabling the production and quality of the fruit. The tree is also a lot healthier making it easier to resist the damage caused by drought, weather, insects and disease. It also also enables the structure of the tree to set fruit and be able to bear the weight of a heavy crop.
The best time to prune is pretty much any time. But for fruit trees it's best to prune them when they are dormant. For some of the cold hardy trees you might want to wait when the coldest weather has passed as newly cut ends can be damaged by a sudden cold snap.
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