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HOURS: Mon - Sat: 9-6 Closed Sunday
We Are Plant People - Going Strong Since 1979
|Seed Starting Hints & Checklist|
2022 spring seeds are rolling in!
We carry a fabulous variety of both vegetable & flower seeds including organic, open-pollinated, and heirloom seed from four different seed companies:
All four of our seed companies have taken the Safe Seed Pledge which means these companies do not sell GMO seed. Here’s an excerpt from the Safe Seed Pledge: “For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants.”
- Botanical Interests
- Sow True Seed – All their seed is open-pollinated.
- High Mowing Seed -All their seed is organic.
- Livingston Seed
Seed Starting Supplies are in stock!
Here's a checklist:
- Grow Lights
- Heat Mats - These really enhance germination!
- Seed Starting Germinating Mixes
- Planting Trays & Flats
- Humidity Domes
- Fish/Seaweed or Seaweed Organic Fertilizer
- Microgreens Trays & Seeds
- Peat Pots
- Paper Pot Makers - DYI
- Plant Markers
- No-Fade Garden Markers - Staff Favorite!
- Spray Mister
Seed Starting Hints:
Choose your seeds and then choose a seed starting mix - the number of seeds you are sowing will help determine the size bag of germinating mix you will need.
Are you planting in plastic trays or in peat pots? We have kits for making your own paper pots. If you are using trays, you will need 1) celled trays, 2) webbed trays for holding the cells, and 3) solid trays to keep your floor dry. Use pencils or sticks to slightly elevate the webbed tray above the solid tray so your baby seedlings are never sitting in water.
Germinating heat mats really increase your success rates - they heat up the planting soil which tricks the seed into sprouting. Humidity domes help retain moisture as the seeds are sprouting.
Provide as much light as you possibly can. Grow Lights keep your plants stout and happy - use them if possible! If you are not using grow lights, place your planting trays in the very brightest spot possible and rotate them daily.
Water the seeds in with liquid Neptune's Harvest Seaweed or Fish/Seaweed Organic Fertilizer. Seaweed enhances germination rates!
Always label what you plant noting the seed type, cultivar name, and planting date. That will allow you to track progress and replant if necessary. Later, at harvest time, you will want to remember which cultivars were your favorites, so transfer those labels into the garden. Take our advice - you think you will remember but you won't (spoken from the voice of experience). We all LOVE the No-fade Garden Markers...because they don't fade like sharpies do.
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Grants from West Asheville Garden Stroll
West Asheville Garden Stroll offers annual grants for gardening projects, between $100 and $1000 per grant using the funds raised through sponsorships of the stroll (Reems Creek Nursery was a sponsor). Proposed projects must be submitted by an individual living in West Asheville or by a community group such as a non-profit working in West Asheville, a neighbor collaboration, a faith community, a school, a business, a youth group, etc.
Click HERE for the grant application and more information.
Weaverville Tailgate Market Winter Market
Now at the Weaverville Community Center at Lake Louise
60 Lakeshore Drive
Market Hours: Wednesdays from 3-6
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Covid Mask Update - Masks Required Indoors
Thank you for your continued consideration of other customers and our staff members. Your support during this time has been amazing and we appreciate each and every one of you.
- All people 5 years and older, regardless of vaccination status, are now required to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces in Buncombe County.
- Details: On August 18, 2021, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners declared a Local State of Emergency requiring residents and visitors in any indoor spaces in public spaces to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others. Effective immediately, indoor public spaces include business establishments, offices and workplaces, public transportation facilities and vehicles, and any indoor place the public is invited and allowed to enter and gather. The order applies to all people who are at least 5 years old, and face coverings are recommended for all people over the age of 2.
- Please stay home if you have a fever, a cough, or are sick.