Friday, February 22, 2008

Guess what Cabbage is good for?

Hi Gardening Friends
Well guess what Cabbage is good for. Cabbage is high in vitamin K, as well as cancer-
fighting indoles. It is excellent for alleviating stomach ailments,especially when combined with confrey.
You can juice cabbage and if you add beets with the cabbage and your drink will tatse better.
Beets Drink beet juice to nourish the liver, one of the most important organs
of the body,as it has hundreds of different functions. If your liver is functioning well,most likely everything else in your body is,too.

How to start Cabbage from seed.
First as always what you have to do is have clean sterilized flats then after that you fill your flats half full with germinating mix then soak the mixture very well.
After you let the flats sit and drain. You can start to sow your seeds.
You broadcast the seeds across the flat evenly. After you do that you cover the seeds with about 1/4 inch of germinating mix. And then you mist the entirer flat
After that you can put the seed flat in a greenhouse bench or under a grow light
with a propagating mat under the flat. The seed will germinate in about 10 to 14 days. Here are some Cabbage varieties that you can get and grow for yourself.

Early Cabbage
a. Stonehead
b.Golden Acre

Mid Season
a.Platinum Dynasty

Late Cabbage
a. Flat Head Dutch

Savoy type.
a. Savoy Ace
b. Atantis

Red Cabbge Type
a. Red Acre

I hope all my gardening friends try to grow cabbage and see how it easy it is to grow this vegetable. I hope all my gardening friends enjoy this blog.
Happy Gardening
Gardener Den

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hi Gardening Friends planted pansies today.

Hi Gardening Friends
Well did some transplanting of pansies today. Have to do alot more tommorrow of
pansies. I was transplanting them in six packs. The variety that I was transplanting was happy flower mix. This is a very early variety from stokes seeds in canada.
I always grow this variety in a mixture and my customers really enjoy it.
Email me if you would like more information about this pansy.

Now for some more informatio that my Bloggers can look into. Here is another site that I write on. and it Lookup Gardener Den.
Come Back Soon!
Gardener Den

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cleaning up in the greenhouse today.

Hi Gardening Friends
Today did alot of cleaning up in the greenhouse. Getting ready to do alot of transplanting making hanging baskets and transplanting flats of cabbage,broccoli,
and cauliflower. So that is what I am doing in the greenhouse today.
Talk to you again
Gardener Den

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Growing Chrysanthemums by seed or cutting?

Hi Gardening Friends
Here is some information about growing Chrysanthemum from seed like the Perennial Painted Daisy or any of the Shasta Daisy types.You can grow any of theses in your house by using a propagation mat and grow lights for starting seeds indoor were you don't have sunlight. For starting any seeds you have to have clean flats or trays to start your plants from seed in. Then you get soil that is a germination mix
and you fill the flat or flats 1/2 full with the mixture and soak then and let sit until the excess water drains out of the flats. Then you can pick the seeds you want
to grow in the flats. The next step is to open the seed packet and sow the seeds.
How you do this is to take the packet and hold it in your hand and slowly shake the packet back and forth until the seeds start to come out of the packet. You do this slowly so that your seeds are broadcast evenly over the flat. These seeds are small so you don't cover them with germination mix. They germinate in about 20 days
also these seeds need to be evenly moist so you should mist them every day.
Never let then dry out before they germinate. Wait until they get a set of true leaves before you transplant them into jiffy pots or small plastic containers.
I think you will have fun growing these kind of Chrysanthemum.
You can get these seeds from different seed companies that deal in selling seeds.
a. Stokes Seeds Inc.
Box 548
Buffalo,NY 14240-0548
Tel: 1-800-263-7233

b. Park Seed Company
2 Parkton Avenue
Greenwood,SC 29647-0002
Tel: 1-800-845-3366

c. W.Atlee Burpee & Co.
300 Park Avenue,
Warminster, Pa 18991 -0001
Tel: 1-800-888-1447
web site

Chrysanthemums from cutting
These are the fall blooming Mums that you can buy in the end of summer or early fall
well you can grow your own by buying rooted cuttings and planting in the spring after all dangers of frost is over. Then you plant your rooted cutting of you Mums
there are all kinds of colors of Chrysanthemums that you can plant for fall blooms.
But in the end of July or the beginning of August you can take cutting of your favorite Mums and when you take them you will take the cutting about 4 inches long and you take off the bottom leaves and you can start them in germination mix that you use for the starting of seeds. You can start your cutting under glass in a cool frame. Takes about 6 to 8 weeks for them to root. Keep the cutting out of the hot sun and keep the cutting misted about twice a day. After the cutting are rooted than you can pot them up in a 3 or 4 inch pot and you would use a potting soil for growing your plants in. After you transplant your rooted cutting in pots you
will water them well and keep them in the shade until they are well establish.

Were can you get cutting of fall blooming Chrysanthemums from cutting?
a. k.van bourgondien & sons, inc.
P.O. Box 2000
Virginia Beach,Va 23450
Customer Service

b. W.Atlee Burpee & Co.
300 Park Avenue,
Warminster,PA 18991-0001

I hope this information helps people who wants to grow Chrsanthemums
If you have any questions hope to hear from you.
Until Next Time
Gardener Den

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

How to start tomato plants from seeds?

Hi Gardening Friends
Well now is the time to order your Tomato Seeds from catalogs. From seed
companies like Burpee Seed Co,Parks Seeds Co,and Stokes Seeds Co. If you already ordered
your seeds then you can plant some of the early varieties for your garden
in the spring. Or you can grow some of these early tomatoes in pots and have
ripe tomatoes early than all of your gardening friends. Here are some of the
early Tomatoes that you can plant now. Like varieties of Fourth of July,Early
Girl and Ultra Sweet Tomatoes. Try one all three of these tomatoes for your garden?
First of all what you do as always is to get your seed flats sterilized and get your soil ready or go to your favorite Garden center and ask them if they have soil for germinating seeds. Like the brand Pro Mix for germinating seeds. Then you fill your flats half full of germination soil and soak it with water and let sit until it drains. After the flat drains you can get you seed packet and start to sow your seeds. Then you take some more soil and lightly cover the seeds about a half inch after this go and mist your seeds and if you have a greenhouse you can set them on
the greenhouse bench or if you don't have a greenhouse then you can put them on a table in your house which have a grow light over the table. It should take about 10 to 14 days to germinate from seed. You can also plant midseason tomatoes like Ultrasonic,Better Boys,Big Boys Tomatoes. You also go back in time with Heirloom
Tomatoes varities. Here are a few of the Heirloom Varieties like Russian Black,
Yellow Pear,Great White,Brandywine,Giant Pink Belgium,Big Rainbow,Mortgage Lifter
Tomatoes and many others this is just a few varieties of Heirlooms. Then you can plant some late season or keeper tomatoes. Late season tomatoes are like Supersteak,
Sunbrite or Sunbeam Tomatoes and Keeper or Winter Storage tomatoes are Burppees Long Keepers or Red Octobers. There are many other varieties that you can pick from
Go by the above information that I told on how to start tomato seeds.
But you can grow what ever varity of tomato you would like to grow. Good Luck!
And happy gardening.
Gardener Den