"Spring is here! Spring is here! I'm so exited that I wet my plants!"
SPRING HOURS: MONDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
SUNDAYS: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join Greenhouse Garden Center, David and Julie Ruf, and all the staff as we celebrate 41 years in business at this same location. This month is chock full of sales, promotions, and great classes.
Don't miss our best sale of the year, our 41st ANNIVERSARYSALE on April 11-12 during normal business hours. Everything nursery-wide will be on sale and, best of all, you will be able to use your Rewards program. If you have not already signed up for our Rewards program now is the time to do that. By signing up for Rewards, you save 5% on every $100 you spend.
On April 25th, we are pleased to have as guest speaker Thomas Chaplin, Program Manager of Dr. Earth, for our class "Gardening Naturally With Organics". Don't forget to catch David on KTVU News Channel 4, Friday mornings at 6:00 AM with seasonal garden tips.
Starting this month, Greenhouse Garden Center will be the exclusive dealer for Full Circle Compost. They will be closing their Douglas County store front and selling their products here. We will have 2-4 blends available at Full Circle pricing.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of amending your soil in Northern Nevada. Healthy plants start with healthy soil. Full Circle Compost products are approved for Certified Organic Use in Nevada.
ATTEND A SEMINAR - RECEIVE A COUPON FOR UP TO 5 ITEMS, AT A SAVINGS OF 15% - SEMINARS COST $2
Seminar, "Spring Tune-up For Irrigation Systems", Speaker - David Ruf, 10 AM.
Seminar, "Spring Pond Start-up," Speaker - David Ruf, 1 PM
EASTER SUNDAY - OPEN 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
41ST ANNIVERSARY SALE - NURSERY WIDE - Limited To Stock On
Hand, 9 AM-5:30 PM
Seminar, "Let's Talk Fruit Trees In N. Nevada", Speaker - David Ruf, 10 AM
Seminar, "Honeybees 101", Speaker - David Ruf, 5:30 PM
EARTH DAY PAYDIRT SALE - NURSERY - $7 bag/unlimited
ARBOR DAY TREE SALE, Limited To Stock On Hand
Seminar, “Gardening Naturally With Organics", Guest Speaker - Thomas
Chaplin, Program Manager for Dr. Earth, 10 AM
Potatoes are one of the first food crops you can plant in spring. Like peas, spinach, and onions, they are planted as soon as the ground is dry enough to dig. If your garden is slow to thaw, don't worry. As long as you get the crop planted four weeks before yous last frost, it should do well. Typically, the last frost date will be around the end of May.
The varieties are grouped by "Maturity" days which are the date of planting to harvest, on average. Each potato tuber is a complete package, containing enough water and nutrients to get the plant off to a good start.
It just needs well-drained soil and full sun.
In temperate climates, irrigation isn't an issue; for many farmers and gardeners, potatoes are dry-land crops. One to two inches of water per month between planting and harvest is enough to produce a crop. We guarantee that all the potatoes here at Greenhouse Garden Center are certified seed potatoes. This guarantees that they are disease free. The listed varieties are all available here.
Early Season Potatoes (Maturity 65 plus days) Adirondak Blue (prepack)
Cherry Red (prepack - organic)
Red Norland (heirloom)
Red Norland (prepack)
Russet Norkotah (heirloom)
Viking Purple (heirloom)
Yukon Gold (prepack)
Mid Season Potatoes (Maturity 80 plus days) All Red
German Butterball (prepack - organic)
Harvest Blend (prepack - red, purple, white)
Purple Majesty (prepack - organic)
Sangre Red (prepack - organic)
Late Season Potatoes (Maturity 90 plus days) Bintje
Yellow Finn (heirloom)
Fingerling Austrian Crescent (prepack - organic - heirloom)
French Fingerling (prepack - heirloom) Rose Finn Apple (prepack - organic - heirloom)
Mark Roberts isn't just for Christmas anymore at Greenhouse Garden Center. Seasons, our premier gift shop, is now carrying selected Mark Roberts fairies for all occasions and seasons.
BEAUTY BEYOND BELIEF WILDFLOWER SEEDS
Beauty Beyond Belief is a heirloom seed company that packages wildflower mixes specific and native to our area. Choose from such blends as Sierra Nevada Wildflower Mix, Nevada Wildflower Seed, Drought-Tolerant Wildflower Mix, Bee Rescue Wildflower Mix and more.
EB STONE ORGANICS FERTILIZERS
EB Stone Organics fertilizers now come in resealable, weather-proof bags and are a economical alternative to other organic fertilizers, without loss of quality. This new generation of fertilizers combine the merits of organic ingredients with the benefits of soil microbes and humic acid. Currently, Greenhouse Garden Center has lawn fertilizer, All-Purpose, Rose & Flower and Tomato & Vegetable fertilizers in the EB Stone Organics line-up.
EVERGREEN AZALEAS, GIRARD VARIETIES
Greenhouse Garden Center is pleased to be offering the Evergreen Azaleas, Girard varieties, this season. They are prized for their heavy, reliable crop of flowers that bloom in the spring and their compact and tidy form. This plant is an acid-lover and benefits from afternoon protection from sun and wind. The picture illustrates the Fuscia variety. We are also carrying the Scarlet, Renee Michelle, Pleasant White, and Rosebud varieties. They are in a #2 containers and retail for $28.99.
WATER everything in the yard at least twice a week this month. We are
experiencing a beautiful, early, warm spring this year. Even if we get some
April showers, we will need the additional water, since plant material is so
AERATE the lawn now and apply a TOPDRESSING, such as PAYDIRT, GYPSUM, and MASTER GREEN LAWN FERTILIZER or EB ORGANICS
NATURAL GREEN LAWN FOOD for spectacular results.
MULCH around all your plants with BLACK FOREST COMPOST to retain
moisture. Just a 3" layer can save 20-30 gallons of water a day. Always water
between midnight and noon - never between noon and midnight - to prevent
lawn and plant fungus disease.
FERTILIZE the lawn, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Greenhouse Garden Center
carries many product options, organic and manufactured.
SPRAY your apple and pear trees with CAPTAIN JACK'S DEADBUG BREW or BONIDE FRUIT TREE SPRAY after your trees have dropped 80% of their
blossoms, so you are not harming the pollinators (aka bees). Spray one time a
week for 3 weeks. CODDLING MOTH TRAPS may be rehung after that and
will serve as an indicator for coddling moth activity later in the season. Coddling
moths may go through 4-6 life cycles in 1 season.
WALL O' WATERS need to go up. Plant tomatoes and peppers one week later,
after the soil temperature has warmed up inside the Wall O' Water. They'll be the earliest and biggest in the neighborhood.
Spray FLOREL on Crabapple and Hawthorne trees to prevent unwanted fruit.
To be effective, spray 1 time a week for 3 weeks.
BONIDE TREE AND SHRUB INSECT CONTROL needs to be applied now
to trees and shrubs (including roses) for best results. Imidacloprid (the active
ingredient) is an annual soil drench used systemically to prevent unwanted insects,
including borers. It is now available in a formulation that is safe to use on all
fruit trees. To protect pollinators (aka bees), wait until the blossoms have
dropped on all flowers trees before applying this product.
PRUNE your junipers and arborvitae now so any "holes" will fill in during
the summer. When pruning roses, be sure to seal cuts larger then a pencil eraser
with a pruning sealer to prevent cane borers.
Use POND SHADE when the temperature in your pond reaches an average
temperature of 50 degrees to prevent algae and blanket weed from forming.
What You Need:
4 bell peppers
1 pound lean ground beef
1 (10 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup diced white onion
1 cup cooked instant rice
1 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese, divided
salt and pepper, to taste
Step by Step:
Cut the tops off of each bell pepper.
Remove any seeds and stems from the inside.
Dice the tops of you removed.
In a large bowl, combine the raw ground beef, tomato sauce, onion, rice, diced bell pepper tops and 1/2 cup of the cheese.
Season mixture with salt and pepper.
Stir to combine with a spatula.
Stuff each pepper with the ground beef mixture.
Fill crock pot with one inch of water.
Place bell peppers inside.
Cover with lid and cook on Low heat for 6 hours OR on High for 4 hours.
Top each stuffed pepper with the remaining shredded cheese.