Welcome to the start of our Weiss  Brothers Nursery Demo Garden 2014

It’s always easier to be able to maneuver around the garden to till and prepare the soil without running into fencing. Every winter we remove the posts and fencing to prepare the garden for spring planting. We like to use 7’ tee posts and 7’ one inch square poly deer netting for our barrier. The set-up time is relatively quick and easy for one person to accomplish with minimal effort.

Our garden is 40’ X 30’ which we believed would be a good size in order to demonstrate drip systems, trellising, and different tomato and vegetable varieties.

We started planting on June 4, and we will keep you informed as to our progress, future plantings, trellising, and irrigation. We’ll let you know our new favorite varieties!

We carry the deer netting, drip systems and all soil amendments and plants at Weiss Brothers Nursery.

Tilling the soil

Tilling the soil

Installing Tee Posts

Installing Tee Posts

We use zip ties to attach the fencing material to each post- at the top, middle and bottom.

Securing The Deer Fence

Securing The Deer Fence

We dig a 12” X 12” hole for each plant whether it is a gallon size, or a 4” container. Within the hole, a mixture of ¼ cup of bone meal and ¼ cup of Master Nursery tomato and vegetable food is blended with Master Nursery Paydirt and some of the removed soil. Be sure to mix thoroughly.

Digging The Hole


Digging The Hole

Here is the information you will need concerning the mulch and fertilizers we have used in our 2014 demo garden:
Paydirt- a blend of chicken manure, redwood sawdust, peat moss, and mushroom compost
Bone meal- (organic) – nitrogen 1%, phosphate 15%, and potash 0%
Master Nursery Tomato and Vegetable Food– nitrogen 5%, phosphate 10% and potash 10%
We are using the single hole method of planting; this means that we only mulch and fertilize the hole in which the plant occupies thus eliminating the excessive use of planting material.

Fertilizers Used

Fertilizers Used

12 Inch Depth Per Hole

12 Inch Depth Per Hole

Adding Fertilizers

Adding Fertilizers

Mulching With Paydirt

Mulching With Paydirt

Blended Amendments

Blended Amendments

We remove the lower branches from half of the tomato plant and plant it at that depth.  By doing so, this encourages root growth on the main stem of the plant which in turn aids in absorbing more moisture from the soil.

Trimming The Lower Branches Off

Trimming The Lower Branches Off

 

Planting The Tomato Plant

Planting The Tomato Plant

Watering Thoroughly

Watering Thoroughly

Future Nurserymen :)

Future Nurserymen :)