a garden shovel distributing granular fertilizer around a plant

Finding Your Fertilizer: Which Type is Right for Your Garden?

Like how we take vitamins to supplement our daily diets, fertilizers ensure plants are retaining their proper amount of essential nutrients, too. For plants, these necessary elements include nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK). Each of these can be found in soil naturally, yet whether it be because of geography, weather, or other factors, it is […]

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The Difference Between a Fertilizer and a Soil Amendment

Plants rely on soil for nourishment, but our soil today isn’t as nutrient-rich as it once was. Luckily, dietary help for your plants is available in the form of micro- and macro-nutrients from your trusted garden source. At Jobe’s, we offer two products that accomplish the job: soil amendments and fertilizers. They may both boost […]

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Knowing NPK: Your Soil, Made Better

Knowing NPK: Your Soil, Made Better

Your garden needs to eat, just like you do. And just like how you track carbohydrates, protein, and fat, your plants need a specific breakdown of nutrients, too. That’s where NPK – nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium – comes in. While plant nutrients are found in nature, each garden’s plot of soil can vary. So, garden […]

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Easy Flowers for Your Cutting Garden

As gardeners, we tend to focus on keeping the outside of our homes loaded with flowers for the whole world to admire. Still, there’s something to be said for growing plants specifically designated for the inside of our homes, as well. If you don’t already have one, you will never regret planting a cutting garden […]

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8 Strategies to Successful Organic Gardening

New gardeners often ask me how it’s possible that the flowers, vegetables, fruit, and herbs grown here at our farm are 100% organic. Most people ask because they are interested in how they can avoid synthetic chemicals in their own gardens.

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Growing acid-loving plants in an alkaline garden

If you’ve ever been on a garden tour with people from various locations, you’ll eventually hear someone say, “Oh, I wish I could grow blue hydrangeas like that. Mine are always pink.” I know this because I’ve said it myself. If your hydrangeas (which actually prefer acidic soils, but are very adaptable) naturally bloom pink, […]

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Give plants the benefit of Jobe’s Organics Fast Start

Most gardeners feel as though they need all the help they can get when it comes to growing successfully in the garden. There are so many variables involved and some of them are beyond the gardener’s control, like weather. Fortunately, we have several gardening products available to us to maximize our assets and give us […]

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How to Fertilize Azaleas and Camellias

Fertilize spring-blooming shrubs such as azaleas and camellias right after they finish flowering. The plants have just used a lot of resources to produce flowers, and both azaleas and camellias push new flushes of leaves immediately after they bloom, as well. By the time they’re finished with all of that growth and activity they can […]

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How to Fertilize Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Spring bulbs such as daffodils, crocus, grape hyacinth, and tulips are in full bloom from March through May (depending on where you live). The most critical care time for bulbs is right after they finish flowering, so enjoy the display, and get your ducks in a row to give these plants a leg up on […]

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THE LOWDOWN ON ORGANIC GARDENING

Throw around the phrase “organic gardening” and people used to immediately think of hippies, tree huggers and “health nuts” — but in recent years, it’s come to be closely associated with simply being educated and informed. But what is “organic” gardening, and how is it done?

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