February 27th, 2013
Have you looked at the weather for Saturday? It’s cold with a side of brrrrrrr. All jokes aside, with lows in the 30s and highs at around 50 it will be too cold to plant this Saturday. So we will be postponing the planting day until Saturday, the 16th of March at 9am sharp! Remember to tell those you know with a brown thumb with vegetables to come see the experts. That’s right. Experts.
Correction! Will not be next Saturday due to the LSU Garden Show. Will be in two weeks on the 16th. Sorry for any confusion!
February 21st, 2013
It’s finally here, we now have Naylor Bucks! This year Naylor Festival will be May 18 and 19 and June 1 and 2. Come and get what you need to build up those Naylor bucks!
Planting Day 2013 will be March 2, weather permitting. It’s a great time to bring your questions for answers as Johnny will be on hand. If you were wondering what we’re planting check it out:
|Bella Rosa||Aristotle||Yellow Crookneck||Ambra Bush Snap Bean||Red Lasoda
|BHN 964||Giant Marconi||Yellow Straightneck||Maxibel (Haricot Vert) Snap Bean ||
|Brandymaster Pink||Gypsy Sweet|
|Early Girl||Spanish Spice||Aphrodite Canteloupe||
|Mountain Spring||Super Heavyweight||
|Sunsugar||Ancho San Luis||
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 27th, 2013
We have been lucky enough to find a local grower of mirlitons. So, this year we will have the Louisiana Heirloom Mirliton. We will also have some other varieties from the surrounding areas as well as some from Florida.
January 23rd, 2013
A whole new year is upon us and with that means new things.
We have received our annual shipment of Roses. Check out our Rose list for the complete inventory. Lots of new varieties so come in soon because supplies are limited.
Make sure to clean your Purple Martin houses because ours have arrived and that means there are more arriving everyday. Some simple tips for a good Purple Landlord would be to keep vines and things from around the base of your house. Clear any vines or shrubs from under the houses. Though it is not unheard of for a colony to live with these conditions, they do tend to prefer it. Ideally, you want to make sure your house is atleast 40′ away from any trees or cover that may be able to conceal potential predators like hawks. Kick the house sparrows and starlings out now to ensure you have plenty of room for incoming Martins. If cleaning the house doesn’t send those unwanted tenants out, you can trap them using a sparrow trap.
Finally, growing season is coming quick and now is the time to apply a weed killer. At this point in time, it’s too early for a weed and feed but if you’re having trouble with winter weeds in your yard give Atrizine a try. It takes care of a wide variety of weeds without harming your lawn. If you would like to nip those spring weeds in the bud, apply Turf and Ornamental Weed and Grass Stopper. It kills weeds before they sprout.
Just in from the greenhouse, we have put out the first tomato plants of the season. At this point in time, we have Better boy, Big boy, and Celebrity.
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 26th, 2012
Are hours are changing for Winter! We will now be open Monday-Saturday 8-5 and 12-5 on Sundays. Have a Happy New Year!
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!