Vegetable Garden Projects

Discover useful tips on growing your own vegetables, planting vegetable gardens and caring for your vegetable plants from the experts at Earl May Nursery & Garden Centers.

Benefits of Gardening and Plants

While events and gatherings are being postponed or canceled, creating your own garden or growing a container garden can be the relaxing escape you need. Whether you have a backyard vegetable garden, plant in containers or enjoy flowers, gardening has many benefits and is a great activity for you, your family and your health.  Stress [...]

I want June-bearing strawberries for a raised garden bed. What do you suggest?

Our best June-bearing is available in our stores this spring.  We promote our Earl May and University tested variety June-bearing type called Honeoye.  The plants you get from us will be started as young plants in packs of 6.  Very convenient and easy to plant compared to bareroot pieces that have a higher mortality rate.  I would suggest one [...]

What soil do you recommend for raised garden beds?

Thank you for your question, Max. For raised garden beds we recommend Earl May Premium Potting Mix.  It is a pre-moistened, dark, rich, potting soil and is excellent for all container plantings. It contains a blend of rich organic humus, peat moss and horticultural perlite.  It is fortified with plant food to encourage root growth as [...]

6 Simple Steps to Grow Plants from Seed

In addition to saving you money, growing your own herbs, vegetables and ornamental plants from seed is extremely rewarding. Consider Environmental Conditions Correct temperature is one of the environmental conditions critical for seed germination. Most seeds require temperatures of 70 to 75˚F degrees to germinate. To keep the medium at 70˚F or above, adding gentle [...]

2021 Moonsign Pamphlet

Gardening by the sign of the moon has been a long standing tradition among some gardeners. This includes the best time to plant leafy greens and vegetables, when to cultivate, or the best dates for harvesting. LLewelyn's 2021 Moon Sign Book has all the information needed to determine these best dates according to the moon's sign. Each [...]

All-Purpose Plant Food – More Nutrients for Healthier Plants

Unsurpassed Quality Earl May All-Purpose Plant Food is the perfect choice for growing beautiful, healthy plants. This product works great on roses, flowers, fruits, vegetables and hanging baskets.  This all-purpose food provides superior performance when compared to national brands. Plant Health The professional 20-20-20 formula also includes an added “micro pac” containing essential micro-nutrients. These [...]

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