The region's premier landscape contractor & garden center
2389 S. Highway 33, Driggs, ID
Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
27 Sep 2020

Greenhouse

From early spring to late fall the greenhouse has a great selection of perennials and annuals that are sure to add color to your landscape. Perennials return year after year and are a mainstay for every garden; Annuals are a one-season-wonder. The Garden Center stocks a wide variety of healthy perennials that are hardy enough for the challenging high alpine climate of Teton Valley. From shade loving to drought resistant xeriscape plants, the MD Garden Center is a one-stop-shop for gardeners.

Starting with frost-hardy annuals in the spring, then moving to amazing hanging baskets and vegetables in late spring, and finally to brilliant flowers through the summer, our Garden Center is sure to please gardeners at every level.

19 Mar 2017

Seed Starting 101

 

 

Longer season veggies such as tomatoes, winter squash, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and peppers are best started indoors anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost date. Generally, mid to late March is a good time to start these crops.

  • Begin with a clean seedling tray or small pots. Ensure there are holes for drainage.
  • Select a sunny, warm spot away from hot or cold drafts.
  • Use high quality seedling mix and dampen the mix before you fill your containers. Do not use garden soil or compost, as these may contain harmful pathogens or fungi.
  • Using a pen or chopstick, make a ¼ inch hole and plant one or two seeds in each hole.
  • Gently top each hole with more seedling mix.
  • A clear plastic top can be used to retain moisture during germination.
  • Ensure the soil stays moist, but not soggy. A plant mister works well for this.
  • Once plants have reached about 2-3 inches and have several sets of true leaves, they can be transplanted into larger containers.

Not all seeds benefit from an early start. The following seeds are best sown directly into the garden at planting time: Beans, peas, carrots, beets, radish and turnips.  Leafy greens such as chard, kale and spinach and zucchini are easily grown from seed outdoors and don’t need to be started indoors.

We have everything you need to start a seed! Come by and see our large selection of garden seeds, seedling mixes, seed starting kits and more!