Protect Your Roses and Flowers From Summer Insect and Disease Damage This Weekend!

Protect your Roses NOW from Summer insect damage with Bayer All-In-One Rose & Flower Care available in liquid and granular form at AB Seed.  It is important to get this product on as early as possible to protect the plant from insect and disease issues.

Bayer Advanced All-in-One Rose and Flower Care’s Exclusive Formula feeds and protects against insects and diseases in one easy step. It provides 6 weeks protection against the major problems of Roses, Hibiscus, Iris and other Flowers and Shrubs. No spraying, just mix and pour this formula around the base of the plant. Growing beautiful roses, flowers and shrubs has never been easier.

  • 3 Systemic products in one-insect control, disease control and fertilizer
  • One application protects against insects and diseases for up to 6 weeks
  • Mix and then pour at plant base-No spraying required.
  • Controls Adelgids, Aphids, Black Vine Weevil Larvae, Japanese Beetles (adult), Lacebugs, Leaf Beetles, Leafhoppers, Mealybugs, Psyllids, Thrips, Whiteflies and More
  • Controls Black Spot, Powdery Mildew, Rust and Southern Blight

Stop in this weekend to pick some up for your Roses and Flowers.

Bayer Advanced All-In-One Rose & Flower Care

 

Avoid Common Planting Mistakes on Edibles

Avoid Common Planting Mistakes
• Plants will fail to flourish if roots are too deep or too shallow.
• Take care that soil is packed firmly around the plant roots.
• Do not plant near wild plants or near plants whose origins are unknown.
• Water well 1-3 times a week, not every day!
• We advise you to plant all the roots of the plant without cutting the roots.
• All of our plants prefer full sun and will not thrive in shady spots. A half day of
sun or more is necessary to ripen your berries.
• We recommend a 10-10-10 fertilizer for all of our plants (blueberries need our
17-6-6 or Ammonium Sulfate).

Strawberries
• Avoid planting strawberries in soils where previous crops have included strawberries,
raspberries, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants or peppers. These crops may harbor
soil pathogens which may affect your new plants.
• Do not mulch using materials like decayed or wet leaves that tend to mat
down and can smother plants.
• Do not renovate day neutral strawberries.

Brambles
• Caution should be taken to prevent the roots from being planted too deep.
• Plant green tissue culture plants only after danger of frost has passed.
• Do not mulch brambles beyond the first year.
• Do not mow down summer-bearing raspberries; they fruit on 2 year-old canes.
• You only need to cut-back the canes which bore the previous year.

Asparagus
• Be careful not to damage emerging spears when cutting below the soil surface
during harvest.
• Asparagus require very sweet soil—be sure that soil pH is at 7.0-7.2.
• Do not add compost to soil until plants are growing.
• Do not soak prior to planting.

Blueberries
• Blueberries require an acidic soil with a pH between 4.5-4.8. A pH of 5.0 or higher is too high!
• Do not use leaves or excessive sawdust as mulch. Either can limit or prevent rains from
reaching the soil and plant roots.
• Excessive sulfur can be toxic.
• Do not apply fertilizer at planting or in late summer or early fall. This could lead to
new, succulent growth that is susceptible to winter injury and may lead to entry
points for disease.
• Blueberries can be adversely affected by potassium chloride.
Do not use fertilizer that contains it.
• We do not recommend Aluminum Sulfate. Use elemental sulfur instead.

Info from www.noursefarms.com

Great Deals at AB Seed

25% off all Fairy Garden Accessories for a limited time

50lb Black Oil Sunflower (reg $39.99) NOW $25!

25lb Black Oil Sunflower (reg $24.99) NOW $19.99!

20lb AB Seed Premium Wild Bird Mix (reg$29.99) NOW $19.99

Livingston Seed Packets 25% off

Exhart Yard Art 25% off

2cu ft Bagged Mulches are NOW 5 for $13

Bonnie Plant 3rd Grade Cabbage Program

Information For Teachers

Student raising his hand about cabbage program

Bonnie Plants delivers millions of free cabbage plants each year to students in third grade classes throughout the country. The program offers students a chance to get a unique, hands-on gardening experience through growing colossal cabbages, reaping hefty harvests, and holding high hopes to win “best in state” and receive a $1,000 scholarship towards education from Bonnie Plants.

How It Works

After you register your class, a Bonnie Plants salesperson will contact you and deliver the plants to your school in time for growing season. You can then distribute the plants to your classroom. Make sure each student gets their own cabbage to grow at home or in your school’s garden. Use our custom lesson plans to incorporate cabbage gardening into your class activities throughout the year.

Homeschool umbrella organizations are welcome to participate. Register as a group, and Bonnie Plants will coordinate a drop-off location for your group’s cabbage plants.

At the end of the growing season (after about 8 to 10 weeks), students should submit a photo of themselves and their cabbage, plus the weight of their cabbage, to you, and you’ll pick a class winner. Take note that the biggest and best cabbages are given plenty of time to grow, so you may need to keep in touch with your 3rd Grade class over the summer. Fourth Grade teachers can also submit winners (as students may have graduated to 4th Grade by the time their cabbage is harvested), but should include the name of the student’s 3rd Grade teacher in the submission. Click here for the online submission form.

Once you submit your class’s winning cabbage entry, it will be entered for a chance to win $1,000 from Bonnie Plants for your state’s competition.

Download a printable cabbage program information guide here.

Agriculture in the Classroom

We proudly support Agriculture in the Classroom, a grassroots program coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture. The program helps students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. Find more information, research, and valuable tools for teachers at the AITC website.

Swan Creek Candles

Swan Creek Candles have arrived at AB Seed!! We have a large selection of these wonderful Soy based candles. Lots of scents to choose from. Check out the Swan Creek Melt kits and the variety of Drizzle melts we have in stock!

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New Website/Blog

We are excited about our new website and Blog!  Follow our Blog for tips, store updates, new arrival updates and so much more.  Have specific questions about plant care?  Message us through our Facebook page with your question and we will us it in a future newsletter, Blog update or Facebook update.  Thanks for checking us out.  Hope you enjoy!  

Crape Myrtles are at AB Seed!

Crape Myrtle 'Pink Velour'Crape Myrtles are available NOW at AB Seed!  They start at $19.99.  Check out our Facebook page for available varieties including pictures and descriptions:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151643144195208.1073741836.347879175207&type=1.  We have also incuded a couple of articles pertaining to the proper way to prune your Crape Myrtle Trees on our AB Seed, inc Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/AB-Seed-Inc/347879175207).  Check them out!