Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
  • September Gardening Checklist

    1. Plant perennials September is a great month to plant! In the fall, the ground is warm and roots have plenty of time to get established. Fall also brings cooler air temperatures and more rainfall, which is less stressful on newly planted perennials, trees, or shrubs. 2. Add plants with...

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  • August Gardening Checklist

    1. Have Fun Observing Insects A variety of insects is a good sign that you have created a great ecosystem in the garden. Not only is your garden providing a place for caterpillars to become butterflies, but the insects are also great food for the birds! 2. Check to See...

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  • July Gardening Checklist

    1. Freshen Up Container Gardens We grow a fresh crop of colorful annuals just for summertime, perfect for replacing a few plants from spring container gardens as needed. 2. Harvest Vegetables Enjoy the harvest and try new recipes! If you didn’t have the time or space to grow your own...

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  • June Gardening Checklist

    1. Continue vegetable garden succession plantings Make the most of your space by planting different crops in succession. Once your early season crops are done, you can remove them and replant with summer season crops, then plant again with cool season crops in the late summer or early fall. For...

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  • Wise Watering

    Periods of drought, heat waves and rising water bills can make any gardener more interested in saving water. Fortunately, there are many ways you can be water-wise without skimping on the moisture your plants need to thrive....

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  • May Gardening Checklist

    1. Plant tender annuals after last frost Some old timers will wait to plant annuals or summer season vegetable plants until after the last full moon of May. Others swear by waiting until Memorial Day. Our average last frost in the Pittsburgh area is approximately May 15. If you do...

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  • Early Spring Container Gardens

    In the Pittsburgh area, we’re all anxious to get started with colorful annuals in the spring. However, there is still a risk of frost until about mid-May in our area, so you want to wait until at least the end of April to plant tropicals like hibiscus or mandavillea, for...

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  • Wintertime Garden Dreaming Tips

    Winter is a great time to be planning your garden. Put time and thought into your garden dreams and goals now, so that your time gardening this spring will be more productive and enjoyable. Look through photos and take notes Hopefully you took a lot of photos throughout the last...

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  • Fall Planting Tips

    Mid-November is a safe planting deadline for most areas in our climate. You ideally want to allow six weeks of root development before the ground freezes. However, if you are running behind schedule, it is still best to get plants out of their pots and in the ground before it...

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  • Spring Shopping Tips

    The spring season is definitely our busiest at the garden center. There’s so much excitement in the air as we come out from winter hibernation and cabin fever and get gardening again! Additionally, it’s a time of celebration… celebrating Moms, graduations, Memorial Day, and the beginning of summer. Here are...

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  • Product Spotlight: Bumper Crop Soil Builder

    We LOVE Bumper Crop Soil Builder! We love it so much that we require that your trees and shrubs are planted with it for our 1-year warranty. It’s full of so much goodness– like shellfish compost; dark, rich earthworm casting, kelp, peat, aged bark, and lobster. The lobster body provides Nitrogen,...

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  • Russ’ Tips for Protecting Your Plants from Frost

      Quite a change outside from yesterday! We went from shorts and a t-shirt to pants and a parka! Here are a couple quick tips to care for your plants: Once the snow melts today, cover them with burlap or an old sheet. Do not use plastic. If it get...

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