Gary: Today on your lawn & Garden we're talking about the spring garden and believe it or not it's warming up and it's time to start preparing. John, where do we start?
John: Well, with the correct soil is where you want to get started especially if you have square foot gardens or if you need to add to your existing garden we have this compost over here and it's a mixture of some of the best stuff that we've found. It's a mushroom soil, it has pine bark, it has chicken manure it has many, many things. It's great. We sell it bulk at the feed store. We dump it into your truck or your… whatever. Some people that want to come load it themselves, they can come fill up trash cans, if you want. But, the best deal is getting it bulk.
If you need to add lime to your garden we have that. Put that in at the same time you can have it tested with the state or get a probe and do it that way. But it's important to have your right pH, because if it isn't… nothing works. And that's why they have Miracle-Gro. Miracle-Gro, if you use that, even if your soil pH is out of whack, it's still gonna work because it works through the plant. It's not working through the soil. So, people that don't want to add lime and stuff like that, just use Miracle-Gro, otherwise you'll have to add lime to get your pH right and go with a conventional fertilizer.
GARY: So when do we start planting?
JOHN: Well we can plant right now. Certain things. Tomatoes, I would be iffy on, you may have to cover them. Cucumbers, you have to wait. Anything in the cucumber family, wait. Eggplant, stuff like that, it's just way too cold. But, beans, things like that you can plant. Onions, onion tops, you can go ahead and plant that.
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