Spring is here! Time to make it look that way! The new Wave Pansy is hardy to 25 degrees! Also you can start some cold crops like peas, onions, lettuce and many more Visit our facebook page for pictures, Easter ideas and to stay up to date with Petittis!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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
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
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organic fertilizers we recommend and also sell at the store are:
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
Jeff and Sheila’s Apiary- Minerva, Ohio Lip balm, soap, candles, honey, etc
Paw Pleasers– Canton, Ohio un-certified organic dog treats
The ‘Veccitable’ Farm- Alliance, Ohio Un-certified organic produce
Blackbird Meadows Farm- Alliance, Ohio Un-certified organic produce and sweets
Gift Sets by Pearl- Louisville, Ohio
Sack’s Snacks- Waynesburg, Ohio Various sweets
Fichter Farm Produce– Minerva, Ohio Un-certified organic produce
Chef Robert Monter- Louisville, Ohio Baked goods
Pheasant View Dairy Goats– Hartville, Ohio Goat Fudge, shampoos, lotion, soaps
Creekview Ridge Farm– North Canton & Minerva, Ohio Un-certified organic produce
Pap Pap Joe’s– Dennison, Ohio Gluten free chips
Frank Personal Development– Louisville, Ohio Alternative health practitioner
Kim’s Kitchen Organic & Healthy Treats- Louisville, Ohio
The Leaf Lady- Canton, Ohio
Linda’s Sweet Confections– Bellville, Ohio All Natural & Organic
The Vintage Vessel Candle Company– Canton, Ohio Hand poured candles