January 2014 Garden Center News

the East store Garden Center has lots of products and services to meet your winter needs.  Be sure to check us out for:

√  Over 500 varieties of bulk and packet garden seed
√  Bird seed, feeders, and accessories
√  Sprouting seed and supplies, including citric acid in bulk
√  Hydroponics and indoor, tabletop Aerogarden  systems for growing herbs all year
√  House plants, flower pots, and very decorative Mexican pottery
√  Tools, including heirloom quality handmade in Linton by Dave Smith
√  Heat mats, starting trays, peat pots, humidity domes, grow lights
√  Organic pest controls for household and garden
√  Repellents and live traps
√  Potting soils and fertilizers, custom recommended based on soil testing done on site
√  Floating row cover and frost blanket, available by the foot
√  Expert advice from gardeners with decades of experience
√  Firewood

We are especially excited to be offering the row cover cut to whatever length you need for your raised bed, hoop house, or cold frame.  Online and mail-order, it comes only in 250 or 500 foot rolls for big bucks plus oversize shipping!  At B-foods, we’ll cut just the length you need. It comes in 6 and 12 foot widths, and in several weights. I use the medium weight (1.5 oz. per cubic yard)  and my cold frame is usually 10 degrees warmer than the outside air, keeping my kale, chard, mâche and claytonia happy.

It will soon be time to start your tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. We have all the supplies you’ll need to get an early start on this year’s outdoor garden.

How about growing a tray of micro-greens right now?  We have 4 kinds of kale, 4 of spinach, 4 of Swiss chard, 7 kinds of lettuce, and 9 varieties of radish all in bulk.

Whatever your gardening and bird feeding needs, be sure to check out your Bloomingfoods Garden Center for the best selection and prices around.

January hours for the Garden Building with garden seed, soil amendments, pest control, tools and staff are Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The bird supplies, hydroponics, pottery and sprouting seed are in the Patio Room, open daily 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., and purchases may be rung up in the Grocery.

Written by Chris Bobbitt