Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Attention Peonies Growers!

If you grow peonies, place peony rings around the plants before they become too big and hard to corral. It’s a lot easier to guide the stems of this top-heavy perennial into a ring than to stake individual stalks. After the peony flowers have passed, the rings can be useful keeping other exuberant growers in line later in the summer.

Monday, May 25, 2020

More tomato plants for sale!

We now have more tomato plants available for sale!

If interested in purchasing tomato plants or any others on our list, please email Susan:

 Include your name and contact information

When your order is ready, Susan will contact you to make pick-up or delivery arrangements.

All plants will be priced according to their size, either $3 or $5
and can be paid for by cash or check.

Available Plants (first come, first served starting May 20th)

2 spider plants (chlorophytum comosum)—2 coleus—3 Shasta daisy—3 ajuga—3 bee
balm—6 bleeding hearts (pink)—6 variegated hostas—2 hydrangeas—6 columbine—5
hyssop (blue fortune) 1 climbing hydrangea—12 penstemon digitalis (foxglove
beardtongue)—3 aloe vera—3 lily of the valley

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Plant Crops Based on Temperature

It’s been a cold wet spring so far, making now a good time to start your vegetable garden.  Cold weather crops – lettuce, peas and onions, for example – can be planted now.  But many vegetables everyone loves: tomatoes, beans and squash, want soil temperatures of 60 or 70 degrees (or higher), which may appear until June.  Lay out your garden and put up a fence now, but delay purchasing pots of tomato, pepper, melon and other hot weather crops until it is closer to the time to set them out.  Your garden will be more bountiful for starting at the right time.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mulching Tips

If you apply mulch in your flower beds, remember not to overdo. Two inches of mulch is usually enough to prevent weeds from germinating. Just as important, more mulch isn’t better. A too-thick layer (of three or more inches) blocks sunlight and prevents rising temperatures from warming the soil.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Spring Hanging Basket Offer

10% will be donated to the Dracut Garden Club for each 12” hanging basket purchased by a Dracut Garden Club supporter in the month of May!

Present this flyer, show us on your cell phone, or mention this offer to a cashier and receive $7.50 off a gorgeous 12" hanging flower basket regularly priced at $39.99. 10% of this purchase will go to the Dracut Garden Club.

Farmer Dave’s Farm, 437 Parker Road, Dracut, MA 01826
Open Daily from 10am to 5pm
Limit 1 coupon per customer while supplies last.

Cleaning Bulb Beds

After spring perennial bulb blooms fade, allow foliage to yellow and ‘ripen’ before being removed. This is important because the foliage is responsible for passing nutrients down into the bulb to produce a new flower next year. You can hide the foliage by growing perennials and annuals around it. When the foliage turns brown – likely in June – you can safely cut it at ground level, secure in the knowledge that your favorite spring bulbs are ready for next spring.