Hot Weather Gardening

2020-07-31T17:05:46-04:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Hot Weather Gardening In July and August when the temperatures rise so high you think you may melt, plants needs change just a bit. Here are a few tips on how you can help your garden thrive during the heat waves of mid-summer. Some hot weather gardening DO’s and DON’Ts Watering During July/August in Ohio, [...]

The Mid-Summer Gardening Blues

2020-06-29T13:19:53-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Plants|Tags: , , , |

You’ve been a busy gardener. You’ve planned, you’ve gotten down and dirty preparing your soil, you’ve added all the goodies your plants needed, you’ve spent numerous hours pulling weeds and keeping things neat and tidy, you’ve given each plant the best start possible and in turn, they are producing fruit and blooming beautifully for you. [...]

Annuals Make Big Impact In Garden!

2020-06-27T22:34:55-04:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Annuals, Blog|Tags: |

Need to fill in flowerbeds quick? Want low maintenance flower beds? Choose high impact annuals such as Kong Coleus, Wave Petunias, Zinnias and fast-growing Sweet Potato Vine. Kong Coleus is an easy-to-care for plant, adding unique color to shade or part sun flowerbeds or containers. This plant thrives in the heat when planted in good [...]

Hook’s Tip – Plants for Cutting Gardens

2020-06-19T17:28:34-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Hooks Tips|

When choosing plants for your cutting garden, be bold and try new things. The classics will always be a staple to the cutting garden, but different varieties of plants that are a bit unusual or maybe even, dare we say, unconventional for cuttings can go a long way. Think outside the box with plants such [...]

Growing Onions in Small Spaces

2020-06-06T08:41:48-04:00June 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Edibles, Vegetables|

Onion is an ancient food dating back to 5000 B.C. It was introduced to North America by the pilgrims and was one of the first crops planted by the colonists. A large number of varieties can be found today ranging from large sweet onions to scallions. With the ability to enhance many foods, onions are [...]

Hook’s Tip – First Time Gardeners

2020-05-21T20:22:10-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Hooks Tips|

First time gardeners shouldn’t be too ambitious with their first garden. Plan your garden according to how much time you can dedicate to caring for it, while allowing proper spacing for plants. This will help keep frustrations down by keeping things under control. You can always expand your gardening space the following year!

Garden Preparation

2020-05-21T20:03:03-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Soil|

Before plants go into the ground, there is plenty to do in the garden. Plants take up a lot of minerals and nutrients from the ground and throughout the growing season, especially if they are producing vegetables. These both need to be replenished in the spring if you want keep an equally well producing garden. [...]

Hooks Tip – Pests

2020-05-17T09:08:46-04:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Hooks Tips|

Most pests are brought into the house via new plants or plants that have summered outdoors. It’s not easy to rid your plants of pests once they develop, so prevention is key. Before bringing new plants into the house, or those that have summered outdoors, inspect the plant and soil. Check under leaves and in [...]

Mouth Watering Strawberries

2020-05-11T14:37:58-04:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Edibles, Fruits, Hooks Tips, Plants|

When it comes to summer flavors, the strawberry is maybe the first thought that comes to mind. Juicy and sweet, these fruits can be used in many ways from homemade ice cream and jam to toppings for cakes and refreshing summer drinks, but eaten straight from the vine, is undeniably an experience in itself. There [...]

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

2020-05-11T13:53:43-04:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Edibles, Hooks Tips|

If you love fresh picked tomatoes but have no room for a full garden, don’t worry, there is a way to grow your own! Tomatoes are one of those fruits that are best picked fresh. While they travel just fine to the grocery store, there seems to be nothing quite like a vine ripened tomato, [...]

Growing Beautiful & Healthy Succulents Indoors

2020-04-14T19:04:29-04:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Plants, Plants, Plants We Love|Tags: , , |

Growing Beautiful & Healthy Succulents Indoors Succulents have always been popular as indoor plants not only because of their glorious shapes and forms but also because these plants can survive in moderate light, and low humidity. They are quite sturdy as they can endure weeks of neglect by storing water within their fleshy leaves, stems, [...]

Larger Potatoes, No Problem…. Chit Them!

2020-04-14T18:37:31-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Edibles, Ideas We Love, Miscellaneous, Plants, Plants, Plants We Love, Vegetables|Tags: , |

Hook’s Tips Starting your potatoes. Seed potatoes are grown specifically for starting new plants. They are usually smaller in size than you may find in the grocery store and have not been treated with a growth inhibitor (meant to stop or slow sprouting). Here’s How: You can Chit your potatoes about two to three weeks [...]

A message from Liz Hook

2020-04-16T16:50:00-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Dear Valued Customers, Family, and Friends, NOTE: Please see our updated hours on the home page The growing concerns of COVID-19 have prompted Hook’s Greenhouse to take extra precautions to safeguard the health of our employees and others. We are implementing stronger measures at Hook’s that align to the CDC and our Governor’s guidance and [...]

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