Garden & Lifestyle Experts Mickey & Vicky Popat

Today, we have discussed how to make your garden a success this spring. We have looked at the different tips and strategies that you can use to get the most out of your garden this season. From soil preparation and planting techniques to must-have items that will make your gardening experience a great success, we have covered it all!

We hope that you have gained some valuable insights from today's show and that you are now ready to start growing your own success in the garden. Thanks for tuning in and we look forward to seeing you again soon!+

Items Shown in Todays Fox Weather Segments & Where to Purchase:


PlantOGram Grafted Kesar Mango   PlantOGram Grafted Super Hass Avocado


Crescent Garden TruDrop Nest Elevated Planter  & Crescent Garden Garden Tools

We know most of you would usually start your spring seeds outdoors this time of the year but it’s still unusually cold in the NorthEast so it’s easier to start your fruit, flowers, or vegetable seeds indoors using or repurposing items you already have lying around the house

Tips for starting your seeds:

  • -Repurposing items you already have around the house
  • -Old newspaper, to create a great medium that will keep your seeds hydrated
  • -Tupperware, takeout containers that seal really well to create a greenhouse effect Keep your seeds warm and maximize sprouting, but keep your Tupperware in a sunny area or supplement with grow lights depending on your lighting conditions

Many gardeners around the US that are in areas that historically do not see much frost during the winter are now experiencing several days of back-to-back freezing weather due to the unusual weather this winter which is causing havoc to the tropical fruit trees that they have in the ground. Clients in areas such as Houston, Texas were able to grow tropical fruit trees outdoors for many years but these last couple of winters Houston has received several days of snow, wreaking havoc on tropical plants

Tips for Clients growing Tropical Edibles around the Country in areas receiving frost (Texas/Mid-West):

  • -PlantOGram dwarf or semi-dwarf grafted fruit tree
  • -Kesar Mango, Super Hass Avocado
  • -Grafted varieties give you full-size fruit in 1-2 years
  • -They can be container grown their entire life
  • -Can be moved indoors when temperatures drop
  • -Perfect if you have limited space or no backyard
  • -Can also be taken with you if you decide to move

Another unusual weather phenomenon that many of our clients are experiencing especially on the west coast is drought and watering restrictions which can make it difficult to keep your plants hydrated especially during the warming spring months. We have an ingenious hack that can help you with this dilemma.

Tips for Drought and watering restrictions areas (WestCoast):

  • -Crescent Garden TruDrop self-watering planters
  • -Crescent Garden Nest
  • -Come in a variety of trendy colors
  • -Take the guesswork out of watering your plants
  • -Plants automatically receive as much water as they need
  • -Efficiently uses water requiring less watering
  • -Don’t have to have friends water your plants when you’re on vacation