May 2nd, 2013
More and more we are hearing customers ask about organic pest controls for their gardens. The herbs you may already have at home may be just the answer. The list below has the pest and the plants that control it.
|Pest Insect||Organic Control
|Aphid||Pennyroyal, spearmint, allium, cilantro, hyssop, nasturtium, sunflowers
|Asparagus beetle||Parsley, petunia
|Bean beetle||Summer savory, rosemary, petunia
|Carrot fly||Rosemary, sage, allium, cilantro
|Colorado potato beetle||Bee balm, marigold.
|Cucumber beetle||Marigold, nasturtium, oregano,
|Mosquito||Basil, lemon balm, pennyroyal
|Nematode||French/African marigold, black-eyed Susan, dahlia, pyrethrum daisy (Tanacetum coccineum)
|Squash bug||Marigold, nasturtium, bee balm, lemon balm, borage
|Tomato worm||Borage, opal basil, marigold, petunia
|Whitefly ||Nasturtium, marigold, zinnias
April 20th, 2013
For all those looking for a solution for a simple trellis, look no further! We carry trellis netting to secure your vining cucumbers or pole beans. Johnny has been using the trellis netting in out demo garden for a year now. Check out how he did it. Cost effective and super cheap compared to the ready made counter parts.
April 13th, 2013
Look out! They are among us. The Buck Moth Caterpillar, better known as a “Stinging Caterpillar”, has arrived. Be sure to wear shoes in the yard and watch where your put your hands. For those that like to eradicate the caterpillars, then Bonide Caterpillar killer, is the thing to use.
April 5th, 2013
After a short hiatus, we now have Sunsugar Cherry tomato plants. Come and get them while they’re in stock!
February 8th, 2013
Put out Dimension now to prevent any weed seeds from germinating in your lawn and flower beds. Existing weeds will need to be taken care of with a separate product. Atrazine or Weed Free Zone are the go to chemicals these days. Both will need a spreader sticker to be the most effective. Make sure to hit those ants where it hurts, apply Over and Out to knock out both the young and existing mounds.
Prune roses and treat them with fertilizer to promote growth. Apply All Seasons Oil Spray to kill over wintering insects. If you’re worried about any dormant diseases afoot, use Lime Sulfur spray.
It’s not just roses that need a good pruning, trim shade trees now for best results later in the season. Fertilize them with with a time released fertilizer like Growers Special or Ross Fertilizer Stakes.
Spray fruit trees with All Seasons Oil Spray now before they bloom to kill off over-wintering insects.
Apply Lime for Pink Hydrangeas or Sulfur for blue blooms now.
Plant a few tomatoes now. Usually the earlier the better for heirloom varieties like German Johnson or Brandywine because of the absence of pests and diseases.
We now have Onions, Asparagus (New Jersey King all male variety), Horse Radish, Potatoes (Red Lasoda, White Kennibeck, and Yukon Gold), and much more in stock.
A new cucumber variety for this year, the Sweet Success Cucumber is an English type cucumber that is long, sweet, dark green, and seedless. This is the cucumber made popular on cooking shows and at Whole Foods and Farm Fresh. Seeds are available at the store or through our online store and plants will be available in March for purchase in store. Takes only 54 days until harvest.
February 7th, 2013
Come in today to get your Jersey King Hybrid male 2 year root stock. For the crazy few out there, we have the Purple Passion root stock.
January 11th, 2013
We’ve all been waiting for it and it has finally happened. Leeks have arrived at Naylors. The leeks come in bundles of ~60 plants.
January 6th, 2013
For years we have been plagued by leaf miners of all sorts and I’m sure this year won’t be any different. Using dormant oil to snuff out the leaf miners or spraying with an organic insecticide like Spinosid haven’t been the most effective solutions because of the timing. Bayer recently came out with a new product called “Bayer Advanced Fruit, Citrus, and Vegetable Insect Control.” Check out this great article from Texas A&M on using Imidacloprid in vegetable gardens and fruit trees. HERE Be sure to apply after the flowers have fallen.
December 20th, 2012
We have received our first shipment of potatoes for the season. This year we will carry Red Lasoda, Yukon Gold, and White Kennibec potatoes. Come in soon to get them planted!
December 20th, 2012
Q: What is happening in my yard? It looks like something is tunneling but I haven’t seen any animals. Any clue?
A: What you have are moles. Make sure they are active by collapsing the tunnel by stepping on it. Come back a few hours later and check if the collapsed area has risen. You may need to do this in multiple areas to find an active tunnel. If you are looking to eradicate them there are three methods. We carry mole poison, mole traps, and non-lethal repellent. The mole poison and trap will require finding an exit/entrance hole. The repellent should be applied from one side of the yard to the other. This pushes the mole out of your yard and away from where the repellent is applied.