Plant a kitchen herb garden

Whether indoors or out, a fresh culinary delight can be found in a kitchen herb garden. It’s easy to do, and a beautiful, edible addition to any garden, patio or windowsill. First, find a container that provides plenty of room for your herbs roots and good drainage. Place a pottery shard or rock over the […]

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Seed planting for fall crops

As we reach the mid-point of summer, it is time to start planning ahead and planting seeds for fall vegetable crops like cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, kale, carrots and brussels sprouts.  With lower levels of light, more consistent moisture, and the occasional light frost, cool weather crops can excel well into the waning days of […]

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Growing pumpkins

Pumpkins, with their edible flesh and long storage life are a warm season crop. They require a long growing season of nearly 85 days, so it’s best to start them indoors from seed. About a week after the last frost (on average May 15 along the northern Colorado front range), pumpkins can be planted outdoors. […]

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Seed saving

Saving seeds can be an inexpensive way to continue the great harvest of a vegetable or flower garden. For hundreds of years, it was part of the task of growing food. Now, buying seed packets can be inexpensive and easy, with a wide variety available (especially in our Garden Shop!). If you spread a handful […]

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Growing sunflowers

Sunflowers are not only an attractive flower, they also have rich history providing edible seed crops. Sunflowers do best when planted directly in the soil, after night temperatures warm to above 50 degrees. As their name suggests, need plenty of sunlight (minimum of 6 hours per day). They will also turn their flower heads to […]

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Yellowing leaves may mean iron deficiency

Do some of your plants look like they need a pick-me-up? Iron supplements can correct chlorotic plants. Symptoms include a general yellowing on all or just part of the plant, along with visibly green veins. Talk to one of our nursery professionals about the right iron product for your situation.        

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Tomatoes: A taste of summer

One of the most popular additions to any vegetable garden is homegrown tomatoes. Nothing beats the taste of a juicy, sweet tomato that has ripened on the vine. At Fort Collins Nursery, we offer a huge variety of tomato plants and seeds to satisfy your hankering. Our varieties include: Beefsteak, Cherry, Roma, Brandywine, Lemon Boy, […]

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Speaking of Weeds….

Did something new pop up in your garden? Did you hope it was a volunteer? Keep a close eye on your garden for noxious weeds. Invasive, aggressively-spread weeds can take over after very little time. Some of the worst Colorado noxious weeds are:  leafy spurge, spotted knapweed, diffuse knapweed, Russian knapweed, Canada thistle, musk thistle, […]

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Help attract beneficial bees and butterflies

Make your garden more hospitable to bees and butterflies! Reduce the use of pesticides Plant nectar-rich food that blooms through the summer Provide a shallow water source and a flat rock Leave a small patch of bare ground for bees to establish underground nests Bees are most attracted to white, yellow, blue, pink and purple […]

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Toughen up your lawn

Kentucky bluegrass has gotten a bad rap as a high water-consuming lawn grass. Many folks have ripped out bluegrass and started over with fescue, blue gramma or buffalograss. The establishment period of these alternative grasses often takes more water, and usually has to be reseeded. In many periods of drought and watering restrictions, some alternative […]

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