Think Spring!

Well this has been the winter from… Siberia! haha We’re thinking spring with primroses, shamrocks and crocuses! Visit our facebook page for pictures, lent ideas and to stay up to date with Petittis!

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Mums

It’s that time of year again… Mum Season!!

Mums

Mums are a fall blooming hardy perennial, but should be planted by October 15th (if you live in our region that is! We’re in N.E. Ohio) to ensure root establishment before winter. They come in a variety of colors and will really spruce up your flower beds and containers for the fall!

Our mums are $4.25 each or 4 for $15 and they are just beginning to bloom and look beautiful! Come and and see us and get some mums for yourself or as a gift!

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Spring Flowers!

Daffodils are a great Easter flower! A bulb planted in the fall, will bloom in your flower beds in early spring. They are great to force in pots as well to have indoors late winter and very early spring.

Daffodils

The Easter Lilly is the true Easter celebration flower. Grown in the garden it will bloom in July, not at Easter time. We in the greenhouse industry  force them to bloom at a more appropriate time for our holiday. They are planted in the spring for summer bloom or in December in pots for forced spring (Easter) blooming.

Easter Lillys

The Hydrangea is a beauty and used during Easter to give some exquisite color to any place that needs it. This variety forces easily, but if planted outside needs some protection so it will bloom next year.
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The Hyacinth is a great bulb for forcing and smells great. At least I think so! Some people thinks it has a very strong smell that is offensive, but others like it very much. It’s for sure a pot of hyacinths will definitely fill a room with perfume.

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Seed Starting

February is the month that we need to start some of our seeds, those veggies and annuals that take  exceptionally long to germinate like peppers, rosemary and Gerber Daisies and perennials such as Echinacea, Black Eyed Susan and Shasta Daisies. Also specialty herbs and flowers that take a bit long to get to the point of harvest like, stevia, onions (from seed) and mache . Crops that do well in cooler temps like kale, lettuces, spinach and more could be started now also.

Starting Seeds

The secret to getting seeds to germinate as quickly as possible is keeping the soil warm. If you start your seeds in a flat or peat pellets, set the flat filled with peat pellets on a warming mat (a heating pad on the lowest setting will suffice) to keep the soil to an optimum germination temperature. No light is needed during germination, not until after the plants have sprouted is light needed. Then try to keep room temperature between 65-70 degrees F and watch your plants grow.

Don’t get impatient. Some seeds take up to 28 days just to peak through the soil. So don’t get in a hurry, remember it’s worth the wait to see what you have grown on your own from the tiny seed!!

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January Farmers Market

Hello fellow farmers markets fans! We are gearing up for tomorrow’s January Petitti’s Farmers Market and it looks like the sun will be shining so those greenhouses should be nice and comfortable for shopping. Instead of listing everyone from last month, please look at the blog post following December’s Farmers Market. Everyone besides Gifts by Pearl will be back with us this month! I will list our new additions however;

The Aultman WOW Van will be here! Providing “free, noninvasive health screenings including blood pressure checks, height, weight and Body Mass Index/percentage of body fat”, our friends at Aultman also encourage healthy eating by proving a FREE piece of produce with each health screening!

The Hide-A-Way Buffalo Grill will be offering hot food to enjoy while shopping

Ben will be providing Cutco demonstrations and selling the knives

A gentleman will be selling homemade BBQ sauces. He is a friend of Pap Pap Joe and we all know how delicious his chips are, so I’m sure the sauces will be great as well

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Offering everything from organic produce, free range eggs, local honey and organic pet treats the Petitti’s Farmers Market has a little something for everyone. A stroll through the warm, humid greenhouses is great for your health in this cold, dry weather so whether you just want to look, eat or shop we’d love to see you tomorrow, January 19 from 9-12 at Anthony Petitti Garden Center & Floral Shoppe at 5828 Columbus Rd Louisville, Ohio 44641. If you haven’t already, please ‘like’ our Facebook page to stay up to date on products, classes, farmers markets and special Facebook offers: https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyPetittiGardenCenter

Ask for Cindy or Maranda and tell us what you thought of the blog post or our social media efforts for a FREE prize!

 

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5 tips for your houseplant in the winter

Many house plants this time of year will start to show stress. This can be caused by one or a combination of reasons. These include dry heat, over watering, little light and small use of fertilizer. Some tips to help you with your house plants…
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1. Keep them away from direct heat vents, so the warm air doesn’t blow directly on the plant
2. Don’t over-water. During the winter months, with low hours of day light you can over water very easily. Don’t just water, always touch the soil a finger length to see if the plant really needs water
3. Keep your plants in a south facing window so the plants can get the maximum amount of light
4. Don’t treat all house plants the same. Check each plant individually to see what it needs
5. Plants still need feed in the winter. You still eat in the winter (we aren’t bears after all!!) so don’t forget to fertilize your plants every three to four weeks. Your Christmas Cacti are the only exception, as they don’t need fertilized until August.

Two

organic fertilizers we recommend and also sell at the store are:

                                  Happy Frog All-Purpose Fertilzer $9.99
and
                                  Espoma’s Plant-Tone $6.99
Hope this helps your plants stay happy and healthy though the winter months! Thanks for reading! Please leave your comments and come see us at the store!

 

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December Farmers Market

 

 

One of our cutest patrons enjoying some of our organic tomatoes!

It may not be Thanksgiving season, but the theme of today is Thank you Thank you Thank you! We had an even better turn-out at this months farmers market than last month, more venders and patrons! First and foremost, our thanks are extended to our venders, without them there would be no farmers market. We also want to thank all our patrons for coming out from near and far. We at Petittis and all our venders are local small businesses and every penny earned is appreciated. Our final thanks are to Greener Grass Organic Lawn Care for the reusable bags they donated and Bellflower Communications for their work on our marketing and social media. Thanks in advance for the ‘like’ on our facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyPetittiGardenCenter! Enjoy learning about our venders and the pictures!

KT Eggs- Dover, Ohio Fresh brown eggs, free range chickens, all natural feed, NO hormones, additives or animal byproducts

 

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Jeff and Sheila’s Apiary- Minerva, Ohio Lip balm, soap, candles, honey, etc

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Paw Pleasers- Canton, Ohio un-certified organic dog treats

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The ‘Veccitable’ Farm- Alliance, Ohio Un-certified organic produce

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Blackbird Meadows Farm- Alliance, Ohio Un-certified organic produce and sweets

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Gift Sets by Pearl- Louisville, Ohio

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Sack’s Snacks- Waynesburg, Ohio Various sweets

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Fichter Farm Produce- Minerva, Ohio Un-certified organic produce

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Chef Robert Monter- Louisville, Ohio Baked goods

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Pheasant View Dairy Goats- Hartville, Ohio Goat Fudge, shampoos, lotion, soaps

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Creekview Ridge Farm- North Canton & Minerva, Ohio Un-certified organic produce

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Pap Pap Joe’s- Dennison, Ohio Gluten free chips

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Frank Personal Development- Louisville, Ohio Alternative health practitioner

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Kim’s Kitchen Organic & Healthy Treats- Louisville, Ohio

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The Leaf Lady- Canton, Ohio

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Linda’s Sweet Confections- Bellville, Ohio All Natural & Organic

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The Vintage Vessel Candle Company- Canton, Ohio Hand poured candles

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