The following is a list of the most popular questions from customers. If your question is not listed, feel free to contact us by email, phone or at our store and we will be happy to answer your question.
When is it safe to plant my flowers and/or vegetables outdoors?
The average last frost date for our area is typically mid-May, however any Colorado resident knows this can be a tough one to call. April is a great time for pansies. They are a cold weather flower that won't mind the cold nights or a dusting of snow. If you are planting in a container that you can cover easily or better yet, move under the porch or in the garage, than you can get started with other annuals such as petunias, marigolds and geraniums as soon as you see them appear in our store! (usually mid-April) Your cool weather vegetable crops such as peas, lettuce can go out as soon as you can work the soil. And unless you have the Wall O' Water, you will want to wait until mid-May or later to get your tomato plant in the ground. You can use coverings such as a sheet or empty bucket for your plants, just don't let plastic touch the plant.
How should I take care of my plants?
While some plants may require a little extra TLC, the majority of your plants will benefit from the following basic care guidelines:
Water them! Poke your finger down in the soil about an inch to gauge how wet/dry your container is. Most containers that are in full sun will need daily watering on the hot summer days. if at all possible, water in the morning and try not to get water on the foliage and/or blooms as this can encourage disease/insects.
Feed them! Just like people, all of your plants need food! We recommend a slow-release fertilizer such as Osmocote and a water soluble fertilzer such as Jack's Classic or Daniel's Plant Food.