There is something really unique about growing your own plants from seed. Every seedling is a very small miracle, but it is not quite as tough as you may believe to coax seedlings from the soil. Growing crops for wholesale or retail is a fun and enjoyable way to make money when between the entire family. You do not need much soil, you are able to develop tens of thousands of crops at a time, and you also get a few thousand dollars a year operating right in your home.
Backyard Greenhouse
There is something really unique about growing your own plants from seed. Every seedling is a very small miracle, but it is not quite as tough as you may believe to coax seedlings from the soil. Growing crops for wholesale or retail is a fun and enjoyable way to make money when between the entire family. You do not need much soil, you are able to develop tens of thousands of crops at a time, and you also get a few thousand dollars a year operating right in your home.
Beginning a nursery in the garden is likely simpler than you might imagine. When most men and women think about a plant nursery they imagine substantial greenhouses, tractors and other costly gear. The truth is, as a garden grower you do not require any of these things to start. All you will need is a little region to begin growing some crops and a tiny bit of advice about landscape plant propagation. Luckily, there are lots of easy and effortless propagation methods which are simple to understand and work extremely well.
How to Get Started
Beginning a nursery in the garden is likely simpler than you might imagine. When most men and women think about a plant nursery they imagine substantial greenhouses, tractors and other costly gear. The truth is, as a garden grower you do not require any of these things to start. All you will need is a little region to begin growing some crops and a tiny bit of advice about landscape plant propagation. Luckily, there are lots of easy and effortless propagation methods which are simple to understand and work extremely well.
The most significant greenhouse upkeep is keeping it tidy and clean. We request you to remove all of the pots and plants to safeguard them from some other cleaning compounds and water damage. It might not be the most glamorous of chilly jobs but clean-up greenhouses, water and gutters butts is a significant one. Cleaning greenhouses, whether plastic or glass, significantly enhances the growing environment for the plants. By taking away the algae, moss and dirt it allows in more light also helps control diseases and pests also.
Cleaning and Disinfecting the Greenhouse
The most significant greenhouse upkeep is keeping it tidy and clean. We request you to remove all of the pots and plants to safeguard them from some other cleaning compounds and water damage. It might not be the most glamorous of chilly jobs but clean-up greenhouses, water and gutters butts is a significant one. Cleaning greenhouses, whether plastic or glass, significantly enhances the growing environment for the plants. By taking away the algae, moss and dirt it allows in more light also helps control diseases and pests also.
Whether you're constructing one hoop house or constructing a ten hectare greenhouse stove, new greenhouse building a part of building your own growing company. For most growers the building procedure is exciting filled with anticipation as you see your dreams becoming a reality. For different growers, greenhouse structure brings on a sense of anxiety as private and company sources have to be guided into an area of the company they are not as comfortable with.
Greenhouse Construction
Whether you're constructing one hoop house or constructing a ten hectare greenhouse stove, new greenhouse building a part of building your own growing company. For most growers the building procedure is exciting filled with anticipation as you see your dreams becoming a reality. For different growers, greenhouse structure brings on a sense of anxiety as private and company sources have to be guided into an area of the company they are not as comfortable with.
Who knows what weather the start to the Winter season we will have?  To ensure you are not outdoors creating your winter planters amid snow storms and freezing temperatures, we suggest your outdoor winter decor be completed as soon as the calendar has respectfully passed Remembrance Day.  To prepare the pots, cut all remaining plant […]

Most people do not regret planting bulbs in during the cold days of Fall when they see their little tips pushing through the soil in the warm days of Spring.  But, many folks regret NOT planting them when they see the beauty bulbs can add to flower beds surrounding your home. It takes a little […]

Below is a bullet list of the tips and suggestions we offer while chatting with you in the Hydrangea section: Yes, Late Summer/Fall is a fine time to plant hydrangeas. BUT you must be committed to watering them well for about 3-4 weeks or more to help establish a root base. Do not plant now […]

Once September rolls around your patio pots and hanging baskets might be looking a little tired or you might be tired of looking at them. It’s time to renovate your pots and welcome Fall to your home and garden. Some plants in your pots might look healthy and be suitable for the cool Autumn temperatures. […]

The weather this Summer is one to remember, just not for the right reasons. We’ve always been confident in our water supply with two ponds usually filled to the brim.  Not this year; we’re worried.  Our pond that runs the length of the cold frame greenhouse  has almost run dry.  We have just the main pond […]

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In our Container Gardening workshops we always talk about the importance of soil.  One just can’t go out to the vegetable garden and shovel a container full of heavy soil and expect to grow beautiful, light flowers.  Annuals, mainly grown in containers, need a lighter soil, similar to what they are grown in.  Our container […]

The gardening community was excited when Pantone, a well-known colour expert company, announced that the Colour of the Year for 2018 was Ultra Purple. Last year, to stay “on trend” the colour to integrate in your garden was Greenery – how easy was that? In 2018, adding tones of purple will be intentional. Splashes of […]

Spring has sprung and we are thrilled! We do love crisp, white snow (especially for the protection it gives to perennials), but after three months, enough is enough. It’s time for mud, sightings of red breasted robins and visions of green leaves of bulbs pushing through the soil. Ah, Spring! Early April is too early […]

How time flies!  Our winter hibernation is a blurr – well, a blurr of long naps, bingeing on Netflix shows, long lunches with friends and, for Ann and Jack and a few other members of our team, languishing on lawn chairs in the sunny south.  It’s all over now as we ready the greenhouse for […]

We like to end our year with a “Dutch Auction” or Progressive Sale.  All merchandise is included – regular garden product and holiday décor!  How long will you wait for your favourite item?  How low will you go? Saturday December 16 – 20% off Sunday December 17 – 20% off Monday December 18 – CLOSED […]

Who knows when Winter-y weather will hit us this year?  It’s no good trying to push evergreen boughs into pots that are frozen.  it’s best to prepare your pots for your winter arrangements now and start on them as soon as Remembrance Day has respectfully passed.  Or, “green up” your pots in early November, waiting […]

Once September rolls around your patio pots and hanging baskets might be looking a little tired or you might be tired of looking at them.  It’s time to renovate your pots and welcome Fall to your home and garden. Some plants in your pots might look healthy and be suitable for the cool Autumn temperatures.  […]

The differences in varieties of garden mums are not simply the colours.  Certain mums are for indoor decor while others are specifically outdoor mums.  In our zone, some are perennial, but most sold in September are not.  Bloom times vary.  Navigating the world of mums can be complicated. A good garden centre can navigate you […]

It’s that time of year again – Summer!  And, it’s time for us to thank YOU for another fabulous year.  We invite all 2017 Customer Card Holders and their guest to our Summer Garden Party on Sunday August 13.  Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. for light refreshments, live music and a spin […]

When folks have been in to the store and greenhouse these past two months, the talk is usually of weather. We are either happy it’s warm, unhappy it’s cold or disappointed it’s raining. The conversation turns, usually, to the Summer of 2016 and it’s crazy hot temperatures and lack of rain. Almost everyone wishes vehemently […]

On a busy day, a staff member at a garden centre can answer hundreds of questions. At times, your head can spin from trying to picture the space the person is asking about (“I have a porch that faces northeast, with a big overhang, what hanging basket is best?”) or identify the plant the person […]

It’s time to move on to the next season for your decorative outdoor pots.  If you missed the briefly warm mid-March window of opportunity to remove your evergreen boughs, you will need to either cut the boughs to the frozen soil level and remove the cut stems under the soil at a later date or […]

The weather forecasters have been very vocal in telling us that we are going to have a snowy, cold winter. Ouch! If that’s the case, we need to get your outdoor winter decor done sooner, rather than later. It’s no good trying to push evergreen boughs into pots that are frozen with the wind whipping […]

Weather-wise, we don’t know what we’ll get until we get it. That said, we can take steps to be prepared for the extremes. I am sure very few people wish a repeat of the weather and stresses of the Summer of 2016 – it was too dry, too hot and too extreme. In the seven […]

Welcome to the 2019 season! We are officially opening, after our winter hibernation, on Friday March 01. We are so excited to share with you fresh new merchandise, our new “terrarium bar”, beautiful Spring blooming plants, a lovely selection of indoor houseplants and so much more! See you all very soon! Vikki and the Griffin’s […]

Care of your seasonal poinsettia is not difficult, but it is specific.  Enjoy for the season and then, once they begin to look tired, compost them or take the challenge to maintain this holiday flower through the Spring, Summer and Fall, encouraging re-bloom next November/December.  This challenge is encompassing; best to research ways that are […]

Houseplants are popular again – last time they were as trendy and hot was the 1970’s.  AND, macramé hangers were all the rage then (to hold the plants) and they too are back in style!!   Novice and experienced gardeners are embracing the trend of having plants in their homes for air purification; it’s a bonus […]

There are so many types of Hydrangeas!  Some are great for this area (Peterborough and surrounding area, hardiness zone 4/5) and some are not so great for this area.  The goal is to know what is the best for your location and what impact it will make on your garden – which should be FABULOUS! […]