by Connie Oswald Stofko
First: Yes, you can still buy and plant perennials! You can even plant them in autumn.
Today we get a couple of tips from Jen Weber, vice president and manager of Mike Weber Greenhouses, 42 French Rd., West Seneca. They grow Gardener’s Own™ brand plants.
When you’re buying perennials, don’t be afraid to buy a rootbound plant. Weber explains why buying a plant with roots sticking out of the pot is actually a good thing.
But what do you do when you’re planting your perennials? Do you stick your thumb in to spread the roots apart? If you do that on some plants, you may be killing them. Find out which kind of plants you shouldn’t do that with.
See the video here:
See more tips from Mike Weber Greenhouses here:
- You may need to fertilize annual flowers more than you think– but not veggies!
- Planting onions, & why trying for a head start with tomatoes may backfire
- How to grow onions that are big
- Why you should plant veggies in containers, plus a shocking tip on caring for veggies!
- 7 unusual uses for easy-to-grow herbs; you can plant them all summer
- Heirloom tomatoes aren’t always pretty, but can be fun to grow