It is always a joy for The Grow Monster family to see hummingbirds and butterflies in our garden. The expressions on the kids’ faces when they see a hummingbird or butterfly in the garden is priceless. For St. Valentine’s day this year we are going to grow wildflowers with children using the Hummingbird & Butterfly […]
You’ve planted your bulbs and the temperatures are cooler, but then there is a warm snap and you see leaves start popping up through the ground. Eventually, those freezing temperatures have returned and like all gardeners you will begin to wonder whether those bulbs you planted will be ruined. Can bulbs survive a freeze? The
The Pineapple is one of The Grow Monster‘s favorite fruits to eat. From being dipped in chocolate fondue dessert, to being used in a delectable marshmallow Ambrosia salad, the Pineapple truly is a wonderful fruit to have on the menu. With our love for Pineapple, The Grow Monster did research what it would take to
Winter sowing is a method used to start seeds outdoors in mini greenhouses during the winter to get a head start on your spring growing season.
The best time to plant many spring flowering bulbs is in the fall but what happens if you miss that deadline and live in one of the colder zones? Can you plant bulbs when the ground is frozen? The Grow Monster will buy bulbs and put them in the garage to plant and promptly forget
Is it too late to plant Calla Lily? Calla Lily must be planted in the spring after any threat of frost in loose, well-draining soil.
You can root a String of Dolphins using the following steps:
1. Find a Healthy stem and make the cut
2. Pare down the pod
3, Wrap in damp paper towel for transport
4. Dip stem in root hormone (optional)
5. Place cutting in water
6. Transplant cutting to soil
The main reasons why Poinsettia leaves fall off include not having enough water, having too much water, frost bite, change in light positions, bug infestation, and finally one that came to a surprise to The Grow Monster : the plant needs to rest!
Is it too late to plant Hyacinths? Plant Hyacinths after the first frost while the ground is still workable to give the bulbs 12-14 weeks of low temperatures.
You should water a Poinsettia thoroughly when the top surface of the soil is dry to the touch and the poinsettia container feels light-weight when picked up.