Patio Tomatoes

2019-05-29T16:38:15-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, Vegetables|

Patio tomatoes are a great way to get hassle free tomatoes. Patio tomatoes grow well and produce tomatoes in the pot they come in. No transplanting necessary! That being said, these tomatoes will do well if you do want to transplant them into a larger pot or into your garden for a head start on [...]

Hook’s Tips for Growing Blueberries

2019-05-29T16:17:27-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Fruits, Hooks Tips|

Here at Hook’s Greenhouse we have grown Blueberries and other perennial fruits for years at our garden center. Blueberries are great in the landscape or in straight rows in a blueberry patch. Blueberries are native to North America, hardy, easy to grow. These fruit bearing shrubs grow best in full sun and well-drained, organically rich, [...]

Soils for Tricky Plants

2019-05-24T15:11:12-04:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, Soil|

Different types of plants, just like different types of people, thrive in different conditions. Some plants, such as the Hibiscus, prefer wet soil while others, such as succulents, prefer dry. A few notable plants that have specific soil preferences are succulents, cacti, orchids, blueberries and hibiscuses. Succulents and cacti are native to arid climates and [...]

Fertilizer: What’s in the Bag?

2019-05-23T14:32:49-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, What We Offer|

When it comes to buying potting soil keep an eye out for labels that say fertilizer starter charge and slow release fertilizer included in the mix. These phrases sound similar but refer to an important often overlooked difference in potting soils. A soil labeled fertilizer starter charge contains a minimal amount of fertilizer mixed into [...]

Fertilizer: What is N-P-K?

2019-05-22T15:19:29-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, What We Offer|

Plants have specific nutrients needs for healthy growth and development, most of which are taken up from the soil by the plants roots. These nutrients are the building blocks for plant tissues. Overtime, watering leaches nutrients from soil and fertilizer is needed to replace them. This process happens especially fast in potted plants. There are [...]

Hook’s Tricky Soil Solutions

2019-05-22T15:05:47-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, Soil|

The base of any garden is its soil. While a few plants can thrive in clay or sandy soil conditions most plants prefer well draining nutrient rich soil. Here are our recommendations for amending clay or sandy soil conditions: Clay soil - 1/3 - ½ volume of sand to help with drainage as well as [...]

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