Beautiful Gardens start with the soil


Spring, when we gardeners start thinking about digging in the soil. Soil preparation is critical to succesful gardens. Plants receive many of their nutrients from the soil, so building your soil up to a point of it being beneficial is important. This does not happen overnight, you should be adding composted material to your soil consistently.

We as gardeners are lucky, we have a simple and low cost solution to our number one problem in the garden….. Yes, compost is easy to obtain and we all produce the materials used in the making of it daily. Much of our common kitchen waste makes for wonderful compost, also lawn clippings and leaves.

Another good source is animal manure, but it must be composted or it will likely do harm to your plants due to the fact that fresh manure is high in ammonia. Fresh manure can be applied to your gardens in the fall and by spring will be perfect for you to plant.

Most plant material after being composted is beneficial. Peat moss is always a good addition to the soil. Now that your soil is prepped and ready to go for another season you need plants. If you choose to buy plants, we recommend going to your local independent Garden Center or Greenhouse, they will have knowledgeable people that can answer any questions you may have. When choosing your plants don’t automatically think you should get the biggest one. Look for a full , lush and sometimes smaller plant with tight buds [if it’s a flowering plant].

Remember to always look your plants over carefully,mainly keep a close eye out for bugs, you don’t need to bring any of them home with you. As far as planting your plants, the labels will tell you whether you should place them in the sun or the shade. Once they are planted feed regularly with a balanced liquid plant food. We suggest Watch Us Grow all purpose liquid plant food.

 

Thank You to all of our gardener friends and we really appreciate your support. Please contact us anytime with any questions, The Watch Us Grow Team
(800) 921-5542

There is a Better All Purpose Plant Food!


By: Watch Us Grow All Purpose Plant Food

Most gardeners either professional or novice are aware of most of the different plant foods available to them. But many are not aware of one particular All Purpose Plant Food that has been around since 1952.

This Liquid All Purpose Plant Food has been tested for many years by growers of all types. Follett’s” Watch Us Grow” is the name of this product, which has remained a secret to most, but a great discovery by it’s loyal users.

In order to get the word out about this outstanding product we are offering a sample for $1.00 to try while supply lasts.

Apply it as a Foliar Feed (feed through the leaves)or apply directly to the soil in potted plants. We challenge you to test it against any other Plant Food . You will be pleasantly surprised by the results that you will see from using Watch Us Grow.

Your neighbors and friends will ask, what are you using on your plants? They look so full and vibrant.

For your sample go to www.watchusgrow.com. Limit 1 sample per customer . You may also obtain a Free copy of the Watch Us Grow instruction guide.

New Years Resolution?? How about Gardening in 2010


By: Watch Us Grow All Purpose Plant Food

The new year is here and it often inspires us to make resolutions. We here at Watch Us Grow All Purpose Plant Food suggest Gardening, whether it be Vegetable Gardening , Flower Gardening or whatever interests you, it may be the most rewarding resolution you have ever made.

Did you know that the National Gardening Association estimated that 19 percent more people grew veggies in 2009 than in 2008?

Knowing exactly why this is may not be that difficult for many of us to understand. There is just something very satisfying about planting,caring for,and then harvesting your own food.

For those of you that have made this resolution for 2010, we will offer some simple tips to help you be successful.

First, it’s not a bad idea to start small in your first year, this will help keep you from becoming overwhelmed with tasks like weeding .You can expand your gardens as you become more experienced and confident. Choose the location of your garden, be mindful that it should receive at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day, this will give your plants enough to grow to their full potential. Also make sure the spot you choose has good drainage, you don’t want to be sitting in a pool of water after a rain. You want a soil that will drain nicely, any chance you get add composted material.

Next you will want to choose what to grow, choose what you like to eat.

The following is a short list of veggies that are easy to grow.

GREEN BEANS- bush type or climbers use some type of trellis for the climbers.

TOMATOES- to many types to list. Talk to your local Garden Center folks , they will be happy to assist you in choosing the variety that will work best for you.

CUCUMBERS- again ask your local Garden Center folks.

RADISHES

ZUCCHINI

CARROTS

SALAD GREENS (Swiss Chard, Lettuce, endive, watercress)

All of the veggies you choose for your garden will need to be fed throughout the growing season, foliar feeding (feeding through the leaves) is by far the most efficient way to supply your plants with the nutrients they need to grow to their full potential. Watch Us Grow All Purpose Liquid Plant Food is the product that will give your plants all they need.

Go to www.watchusgrow.com and get a free copy of our Instruction Guide .

Christmas Trees & Cut Boughs last longer with Natural All Purpose Watch Us Grow Liquid Plant Food


By: Watch Us Grow

For those of us who still prefer a live Christmas Tree and cut boughs for the holiday season, Watch Us Grow All Purpose Natural Plant Food is the best known way of keeping fresh cut trees , greens and flowers as they were at the time they were cut.

Christmas Trees treated with Watch Us Grow All Purpose Liquid Plant Food as directed have remained fresh and green months after cutting.

One story comes to mind, The Paul Weiterman family that owned the historic Ivanhoe Supper Club in Jacksonport Wi. back in the 1980’s.

They had cut a beautiful white pine tree for Christmas. They displayed it in the dinning room of the Ivanhoe.

That tree treated with Watch Us Grow All Purpose Liquid Plant Food was still being displayed into July of the following year,it had put on 3 inches of new growth on each limb. And it would have continued to grow & thrive on a diet of Watch Us Grow, But Pauly said it was time to take it down, Seven months for a Christmas tree was long enough.

Directions for use of Watch Us Grow All Purpose Liquid Plant Food on Christmas Trees & Cut Greens

1. Add 1 Tablespoon of Watch Us Grow to 1 gallon of water

2.Mist spray until tree and boughs are wet. Allow to dry out doors.

3. Cut off base of trunk being sure to cut it back far enough as to remove dried end where tree was originally cut. This is an important step as this will allow the tree to take up it’s needed nourishment.

4. Fill tree holder with solution of Watch Us Grow All Purpose Liquid Plant Food ( 1 Tablespoon to 1 gallon of water)

5. Don’t let your tree holder run dry.

Now go get some Watch Us Grow All Purpose Plant Food in our shopping cart to protect your Christmas tree and Cut Boughs.

Growing Tomatoes your neighbors will envy


By: Watch Us Grow

Tomatoes are considered by many as a must have in your garden, besides being delicious they have many uses once harvested. My favorite is to grab the salt shaker and eat them like an apple. Canned tomatoes, tomato sauce , salsa the list goes on and on.

But we are writing about how to grow that wonderful fruit, and it’s easy with the assistance of our” Watch Us Grow” natural all purpose liquid plant food.

First , are you going to start your own plants or buy them from your favorite local greenhouse or garden center?

If your starting your own the one thing to remember is to start them at the right time, do this 6 to 8 weeks before the frost free date, after planting be sure to water them in with a solution of 1 tablespoon per gallon of water of Watch Us Grow natural all purpose liquid plant food.

Then give them as much light as possible either a south facing window or if you have the room use grow lights, and have them lit for at least 12 hours a day and keep the lights as close to the plants as possible without touching them.

Or like many gardeners do patronize your local Greenhouse or Garden Center, they will have many different varieties to choose from. You need to know ahead of time what variety will work best for you, if you have ample space in your garden you may want to select a indeterminate variety ( these will grow as big as you let them) or if you do not have much space or are doing container gardening you will want to choose a determinate variety ( these only grow to a height of 2 to 3 feet )

Both are good and will produce many tomatoes if you take the time to care for them properly throughout the growing season.

Next, now we are ready to plant, dig your hole, and then we suggest putting some composted material at the bottom of the hole. Set the tomato in the hole and cover it up to the first set of leaves. Tomatoes will grow roots the whole length of the stem therefore making the plant stronger .

Make sure you give your plants ample room to grow, they will need about one to one and one half feet between them , this provides room for plenty of air movement through and around the plants. Which is needed to help ward off some of the many possible problems you can have by planting to close together.

Once the plants are established you should mulch around them, there are many different materials you can use (commercial plastic, landscape fabric, grass clippings) these are just some of them, we recommend straw, lay it down several inches thick all around the plant , as you should do with any compostible material you may use. This is done for a couple reasons , to keep weeds down , to keep the soil temperature more constant , keep the water loss at a minimum , and keep the fruit clean.

Now the most important step you need to take in order to have a bountiful harvest is water and feeding. Tomatoes do best when kept at a constant moisture level , don’t let them dry out.

And they will grow and thrive to their potential when fed with a well balanced food . Your answer to this is Watch Us Grow natural all purpose liquid plant food.

1 ounce per gallon of water every 2 weeks from time of planting till you see flowers , skip a feeding and then go right back to 1 ounce per gallon of water every 2 weeks .

You will be amazed at the amount and size of tomatoes you will be harvesting. Now go grow some tomatoes.

Winter Care for your Houseplants


Watch the  Watering of your Houseplants in Winter

By: Watch Us Grow Natural All Purpose Plant Food

Caring for your houseplants in the winter months is very different than it is in the spring and summer months.

Lets start with the most common difference, “Watering”.

Over watering is a common problem , it can be tricky to get it right. Plants can easily be killed by this.

One method to know if a plant needs water is the old finger test, Stick you finger in the soil about 2 inches if you feel any moisture it’s good, do not water.

Other ways to tell if watering is needed is soil color, if it’s light colored, that’s a sign of dryness.

Different areas of your home will need different degrees of watering . Plants that are located near heat sources will likely need more.

One method of watering in the winter is to give them a good soaking and shower when watering is needed, set them in the tub, turn on the shower with the water set at room temperature, soak them good and let them sit in the tub for awhile to allow excess water to drain.

This also removes some of the unsightly dust from the leaves.

After a watering like this it could very well be a month or so before you need to water again. But you must always monitor your plants as every house is a little different.

For more information on caring for plants or qquestions on our All Purpose Plant food please call 1-800-921-5542 or email us at sales@watchusgrow.com.