VILLAGE GREENE GARDENS LLC
715 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) Guilford--203-453-1818
HELPING THE SHORELINE GROW.
6 greenhouses around the back!
PROJECTS/PERENNIAL BEDS & SHRUBBERY BEDS.
1)As we said above, a soil test is always very important. Follow instructions above to get one or do it yourself.
2)Lime if needed, working it into the soil, and following label directions.
3)Clean out all leaves and winter debrie from the beds.
4)Put down a new layer of mulch and a pre-emergent like PREEN if desired to help with the weeds.
5)Fertilize as per soil test. A good slow release fertilizer is usually used twice a year in perennial beds.
WHAT CAN BE SAFELY PLANTED NOW.
*Peas, and Spinach in mid/late March, as long as ground is workable.
*Early Vegetables. Cabbage, leeks, lettuce,kale, onions.
*Pansies. DR. LEIGH'S TIP: In window boxes and pots, plant parsley along with pansies. The later just remove pansies and put in annuals. Parsley will take the cold. If it gets real cold pansy leaves will turn a dark purple. This will not grow out. So when very cold, you should bring in or cover.
*Perennials Most can be done now. Stop in for exceptions.
*Herbs. Some can take the cold. Stop in and we can show the best one.
*Shrubs Most all shrubs can be planted now.
*Trees Most all trees can be safely planted now.
Prune blueberries, raspberries and grapes.
Prune late summer blooming shrubs. Also a great month for pruning Fruit trees, blueberries, raspberries and grapes.
HYDRANGEA: Prune/trim macrophylla (mop head) HYDRANGEA back to new shoots on old stems.
Prune/trim paniculata (PG) hydrangea can be cut back to desired size now.
When pruning multi-stemed shrubs, remove the oldest branches.
For more exact information, just stop in!
Blueberries should be pruned have year.