Hosta Planting Instructions Dig the hole two times the width of the root ball, and only as deep as the root ball. Place the root ball into the planting hole, double checking to be sure that the top of the root ball is even with the soil surface. Then backfill the hole with soil, gently […]


Raspberry Planting Instructions Unpack and soak in warm NOT hot water for 3 to 6 hours just before planting. If your new raspberry shrubs have not been cut back already, cut the canes to 6″-8″ inches. By pruning back the canes in the first season, you will not have a crop the first year, but you […]


Blueberry Planting Instructions Unpack and Soak: Unpack your blueberry bush and soak in warm NOT hot water for 3 to 6 hours just before planting. Dig Hole(s): The width of the hole should allow you to spread roots. If you are planting multiple blueberries, dig holes 4′-6′ apart. If you are creating several rows dig holes 7′-12′ apart. Spread […]


Blackberry Planting Instructions Unpack and soak in warm NOT hot water for 3 to 6 hours just before planting. If your new blackberry shrubs have not been cut back already, cut the canes to 6″-8″. By pruning back the canes in the first season, you will not have a crop the first year, but you […]


Planting Instructions Garlic can be planted in the spring as soon as the ground can be worked, but fall planting is recommended for most gardeners. Plant in the fall and you’ll find that your bulbs are bigger and more flavorful when you harvest the next summer. In areas that get a hard frost, plant garlic 6 […]


Make sure to keep plants watered while they wait to be planted. Do not let them dry out. Drench the pots thoroughly just before planting. Let them drain for a few minutes before putting them into the ground. Pull plant out of the pot. Place the plant into the ground so the top of the […]


Bare Root Plants may be wilted due to shipping shock, soak plant in bucket of warm NOT hot water for about 1 hour prior to planting. Depending on the weather it may take 3-4 weeks to break dormancy. PLEASE BE PATIENT. If you have mold on your plants wash it off in warm water, it […]


Banana Trees Dig a hole two times as wide as and slightly deeper than the root ball. If the roots are tangled or pot-bound, loosen them with your fingers. Position the plants so that the point where the trunk meets the roots is only an inch or so below the soil level. Proceed with filling in […]


How to plant Asparagus Eliminate all weeds by repeated tilling. Loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2 to 4 inch layer of compost. Prepare the bed by digging trenches 4 feet apart. The trenches should be 12 inches wide and 6 to 12 inches deep. Soak […]


Tree and Flowering Shrub Planting Instructions Before you plant, make sure to soak roots in warm (NOT HOT) water for 3-6 hours. Dig a hole, wider than seems necessary, so the roots can grow outward without crowding. Remove any grass within a 3-foot circular area. To aid root growth, turn soil in an area up to […]


Strawberry Planting Instructions Strawberries do best in well-drained soil. Work the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches. If possible add peat moss and compost/manure for a rich soil. Plant bare root strawberries as soon as possible after purchase. If there will be a delay, store the plants in a refrigerator as they […]


Onion and Leek Planting Instructions Unpack Plants Immediately The plants you have received are alive and growing. If the tops of the plants are damp or mushy when received, loosen the bundles and spread them out so tops will dry. Do not put in soil or water before planting. Keep cool and dry until you can plant. Plants […]


Horseradish Planting Instructions Plant your roots as soon as you receive them if possible! If ground cannot be worked, store roots in a refrigerator in a loosely wrapped plastic bag. The next year’s crop should be planted in early spring, as soon as the soil can be worked. Also can be planted in late fall, […]


Grape Planting Instructions Plant dormant, bare-root grape vines in the early spring. Construct a trellis or arbor before planting. Grape vines will need to be trained to some sort of support to grow upward. This will also cut the risk of disease. Most grape varieties are self-fertile. Before planting grapevines, soak their roots in water for two […]


Fruit Trees Planting Instructions Dig a hole about a foot wider than the diameter of the root ball. The hole must be wide enough to allow the root system to fit without roots wrapping around the edge of the hole in a circle. The hole should be deep enough to allow the tree to be […]