Life is good in the neighborhood! I think it is finally spring, and you can start planting some of your seeds and plants. In fact, I just got off the phone with my Onion Company, and if the stars are aligned, I will receive my onion plants NEXT week! Talk about being excited. I’m not going to bore you with why I like plants over onion sets, because I’ve bored you before with that story. If you don’t remember (like I don’t) come on by and talk to me. Plus, I ordered six cases of different types of onions, so I need you to come in and buy some!
Also, I will be receiving some bedding plants this Wednesday. I start out with some of the toughest cold crops—like cabbages, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and maybe even some carrots and radishes, although they do well planted from seed. Also, I get in the beginning groups of annual flowers because many folks want to get their patio pots and hanging baskets planted up. I want to do the same. It seems like this time of year, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done.
Lucky for me, a guy named Peter came by and wanted to work—I mean, actually wanted to work! He helped me at our duplex around the corner from the store. The best thing he did was cut down the elm trees. You know… the ones that are a one-foot seedling one year, and a couple of years later, they are 10 feet tall! Peter cut them down and I am getting ready to pour Brush Killer/Stump Killer on them—that’s the way to really kill them. The active ingredient is Triclopyr which is a short residual Systemic. You want to pour it in a fresh cut so the plant you are trying to kill really sucks it up.
I did tell you last week that I would go into trace minerals so here we go. Boron (B) stimulates cell division, flower formation and pollination. Calcium (Ca) raises soil pH, promotes root fair formation and early growth—(the following was written on Good Friday) and no Jerry Reed, Ca will NOT help grow hair on your head. Speaking of Jerry—he has had…