Deterring Wildlife from your Garden

Deterring Wildlife from your Garden

Imagine you curated your garden and wake up and find a deer nibbling at your flowers! Have you been there? Wildlife can be cute in nature but destructive to your plants. Today we will look at some natural ways to deter wildlife from your garden.  First identify...
Picking The Perfect Pot

Picking The Perfect Pot

Feeling a little lost when it comes to picking the perfect pot? While terra cotta, plastic and ceramic pots can all be a perfect home for your houseplant, there are pros and cons to using each. Today we’re diving into picking the perfect pot for your plant. First,...
HARD TO KILL HOUSEPLANTS

HARD TO KILL HOUSEPLANTS

Do you identify as a houseplant killer? Does the idea of a high-maintenance plant send shivers down your spine, yet you still want to begin an indoor jungle? Have no fear, Farmer John’s is Here! Today we’re looking at SIX plants that are easy to take care of and hard...
Things to Consider Before Buying a Grill

Things to Consider Before Buying a Grill

– Your yard/patio space Make sure to measure the area where you plan to place your grill as to avoid trying to put a too-big grill in a too-small space. Give grills adequate space around them for fire prevention. – Do you prefer Gas or Charcoal? A debate...
Porch Pots 101

Porch Pots 101

Selecting your pot When deciding what type of pot you want to utilize on your porch or around your garden, it’s important to invest in something that will be sturdy and withstand the outdoor environment. This is an investment, and with proper care a good pot should...
Prepping Beds 101

Prepping Beds 101

First, make sure all supply preparation is done Sharpen blades and oil hingesReplace any tool that is unsalvageablePurchase fertilizer, soil amendmentsMake sure all accessories are in order (tomato cages, trellises, etc.) Second, conduct a health check on your beds...
Save the Bees

Save the Bees

Did you know bees pollinate approximately 130 agricultural crops in the United States including fruit, fiber, nuts, and vegetables? Almost 75% of crops depend on animal pollination and these crops are five times more valuable than those that do not. Beehives can hold...
Landscape Design Tips

Landscape Design Tips

Hello and happy Saturday Farmer John’s Family! In today’s blog, we’re diving into spring landscaping with a few tips from our Nursery Manager April! Below you’ll read more about… What factors you should pay attention to in a site analysis prior to landscaping.How to...
Basic 15’ by 15’ Vegetable Garden

Basic 15’ by 15’ Vegetable Garden

Tools Needed RototillerHand ShovelRegular Shovel4 tomato cagesRakeString/line8 wooden stakes 12” longHoseHand sprayer or hose nozzleOld salt shaker¼ cup of flower10 bags topsoil10 bags cow manure Plants Needed (can be force sprouted or seed packets)...
Landscaping for Birds

Landscaping for Birds

Spring is here which means our feathered friends have returned in full force! When considering landscaping you can utilize trees, shrubs, or perennials to help attract birds to your home garden. Starting with trees, we’ve found that the red horse chestnut’s gorgeous...