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