Lilly's Place Greenhouse

at Morning Glory Farms

40 Post Road  • North Hampton, NH 03862

Open Tues-Sat 9-4, Sun 9-1, Closed on Mondays.

Please call us at 603-964-1330

Gardening Tips

 

Getting Ready for Spring

 

The winter days are getting longer and the sun is stronger!  Spring is calling us to start planning our summer gardens.  Look ahead to early spring planting dates for cold weather crops such as lettuce, carrots, spinach and sugar snap peas. These varieties can be sown directly into the ground as early as late-March.

 

March is a good time to start seeds indoors for planting after Memorial Day.

 

Early Spring Planting

 

In late-March, early April the ground should be thawed enough to work so that you can plant cold weather crops.  Now is a good time to remove any weeds or debris from your gardens and beds and add amendments to your soil.

 

Some cool weather vegetables can be planted right into your perennial gardens  in pots combined with your favorite flowers.

 

Summer Planting

 

For us in New Hampshire, it is generally safe to plant our summer seeds and seedlings after Memorial Day. Watch the weather forecast for any late spring frosts and cover tender plants if there is a frost in the forecast.  Chances are that the late frost will not do any permanent damage, but take necessary precautions.

 

Even though there may have been plenty of snow the past winter, flowers and veggies still need to be watered!

 

Keep a journal of what you planted and make notes throughout the season on how the plants performed.  Take pictures of your gardens so that you can remember how to plant (or make changes) next season. These notes will be handy in planning your gardens next season.

 

Garden Stand

 

The garden stand offers a variety of Mums, Cabbage, Kale, Gourds and a small assortment of Pumpkins!

 

Fall Clean Up

 

After the planting season is over, it is important to take care of your gardens and beds.  Remove any weeds and cut back perennials.

 

Preparing Beds for Winter

 

You can protect newly planted perennials or shrubs with an extra layer of mulch.  Use of salt marsh hay is effective if you place it around plants after the first hard freeze in your area.

 

Getting Ready for Next Season

 

Now is a good time to review your planting journal and see what plants performed the best and what changes you would like to make for next season.  Watch for seed catalogs in the mail after the Holidays!

 

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