My order of organic seeds and the seed rack from Organic Sanctuary were delivered yesterday! Am very excited to have OS’s products in the garden center.
All of the seeds are harvested from plants grown at Organic Sanctuary’s organic farm in Geneva. The advantages of that are we know the plants will grow in this area and we know the seeds are pesticide and insecticide free. I don’t have the inventory list with me at the moment, so I’ll update this post tomorrow with a list of all the seeds.
Update 09-17-2012: Here is the list of seeds I have in stock:
Moon & Stars
Tom Thumb Popcorn
Cracker Jack Marigold
Rosa Bianca Eggplant
Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean
Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower
Garden Peach Tomato
Night Fire Sunflower
Red Aztec Spinach
Color Blend Romaine
Speckled Lima Bean
Star of David Okra
Let me know if you have questions about any of the varieties.
Hi all. As I was doing my daily walkabout through the outside nursery area yesterday I saw this on my tomato plants:
Yep, it’s the infamous Tomato Hornworm. Yuck. No wonder my little tomato plants had so few leaves! Good for him it was the end of a long day and I was tired, so I decided to deal with him tomorrow. Well, tomorrow came and I took a stroll to the tomato plants and to my delight this is what I found:
Yeah, it’s kinda gross, but, hey, it’s nature. The white things are the larva of an awesome parasitic wasp called Braconid Wasp. BW is a tiny beneficial bug that is a natural predator of the tomato hornworm. What BW does is it lays its eggs inside the hornworm, then the larva eat their way out, killing the hornworm. Just leave the hornworm on the plant and let the BWs do their thing and as they hatch and fly away you’ll have plenty of BWs to keep your tomato patch free of the dreaded tomato hornworm.
Did you make a visit to R&G yesterday? If not, you missed 10% Thursday. 🙁 What’s “10% Thursday” you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Once a week I’m going to randomly pick a day that will be Discount Day. Discount Day won’t be announced in advance, it’ll just be whenever I feel like having it. The discount will be anywhere from 5% to 20% off your total receipt or up to 50% off on certain items.
It’s just one more fabulous reason to visit your local neighborhood garden center.
Happy digging in the dirt!
Jeanni and Gibbs
Delivery area of online orders is only within 50 miles of downtown Orlando. Deliveries are scheduled twice a week, and the delivery fee is $5.
Customer pick up of ordered plants can be arranged. The $5 delivery fee will be refunded when plants are picked up.
Shipping outside that area will be available in the coming months.
Hours for Gardenscaping Work:
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