Giant Pumpkins Growing Book or Big Pumpkins

A NEW PERSONAL BEST AND A NEW HALF MOON BAY RECORD 1,229 POUNDS!! We were fortunate to win at Half Moon Bay, California this year. The competition was intense with 80 entries, 10 of which were over 1,000 pounds. The weigh-off is always on Columbus Day. The winner stays until the following weekend to participate in the HMB Pumpkin Festival. […]

How to grow big pumpkins

Do you want to learn how to grow a BIG PUMPKIN? Keep reading, I’ll provide you what’s required to get the job done. Remember, LUCK and a lot of extra work is required to grow a giant pumpkin. Yes, you can do it. I knew of a grower who grew a 70 lbs. pumpkin his first year and second year, […]

Lawn care for Creeping Bent Lawns Grass

SPECIAL CARE FOR Creeping Bent Lawns……. The use of bent grass use to be confined almost entirely to golf greens. Today, however, many homeowners and gardeners prefer bent lawns for their beautiful carpet like turf, in spite of the work of establishing and maintaining. WHAT IS BENT GRASS? The bent grasses are characterized by their long creeping stems, which extend […]

Garden Guide on Hedges

HEDGES THAT CAN TAKE IT! Seemingly, many home gardeners fail to appreciate the value and proper use of pruning shears, plant food, and mulches in the care of hedges. It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to grow beautiful hedges, and hedge plants are not especially exacting in their requirements, but a few conditions must be met. SELECT […]

How to plant Strawberries

Stocks Strawberries are subject to several serious virus diseases, and at one time these threatened to make commercial cultivation quite uneconomic and garden culture most disappointing. However, there has been considerable improvement in the general health of strawberry stocks since the introduction of a government scheme of inspection. It is of the utmost importance to start with disease-free stock and […]

Common to Botanical Names Bu-C

A-Br A-Br Bu-C D-Go Gr-J K-O P-R S T-Z 172k 190K 160K 123K 145k 120K 158k 169k   Buchu Agathosma betulina Buchu Barosma betulina Buchu Barosma crenulata Buchu Barosma serratifolia Buck Parsnip Lomatium triternaturm Buck’s Horn Plantain Plantago coronopus Buckthorn Rhamnus catharticus Buckthorn Rhamnus frangula Buckthorns Rhamnus   Buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum Buckwheat Bush Eriogonum   Buffalo Gourd Cucurbita foetidissima Buffalo […]

Growing Figs trees in a greenhouse

Where as figs in the open will only ripen one crop of fruit a year, those in a heated greenhouse can ripen two. With sufficient heat it is even possible to secure three crops a year, but this is a heavy drain on the strength of the tree and expensive in fuel consumption as it is necessary to start growth […]

Keeping Lawns Weed Free

A few years ago weeds were a major lawn problem. Today, however, it is no longer necessary to spend hours of back-breaking labor pulling and digging trouble-some weeds. The use of selective lawn week killers such as Ortho Weed-B-Gon or Lilly-Miler, takes the drudgery out of lawn weeding. Dandelions, common plaintain, buckhorn, thistle, wild carrot and over 80 other broadleaf […]

Growing and Caring for Delphiniums

These beautiful perennial plants require cool growing conditions if first class specimens are to be produced, and are well suited to the North West, although it is possible to obtain reasonable plants in other areas by raising them from seed at frequent intervals. They are used most frequently in herbaceous borders, mixed borders, and in front of shrubs. Few flowers […]

Growing Delphiniums

Growing delphiniums    The modern delphinium is one of the most spectacular and popular of garden flowers. There are wide ranges of colors, several flower forms, and varieties of different heights. Hobby growers strive to produce the largest individual flowering spikes possible. PLANT RIGHT: Select a sunny location and a soil as deep which is rich as possible. In early Spring, […]