Thursday, Jan 18th 2018

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Blueberries

The Benefits of going BLUE

Build memories and fill your baskets with blueberries from Trax Farms.

We have all heard about going green, and where we do promote a healthy environment and life choices which will enrich not only your life but that of the planet, we want you to think about going blue. Specifically, consider picking some blueberries this summer. As a child I remember reading Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey and thinking how wonderful it would be to be able to go and pick berries. Since I have become an adult, I have had many opportunities to pick blueberries and I have not been disappointed once in the experience.

There are a tremendous amount of benefits that you and your family can obtain from such an outing.  Apart from the memories which your family will share from spending time together, the health benefits of blueberry consumption are enormous. Here are just a few of those benefits.

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Annuals

Phosphorus

This nutrient is good for the plant as a whole. The root system, flower, and fruit all benefit from the proper amount of phosphorus added to the soil. Like potassium this nutrient is also not as portable as nitrogen and has to be worked into the soil.

Overindulgence

Like humans, overindulging in food can be damaging to the plant. Overdoing it with the nitrogen will cause the plant to spring up quickly, but often times the leaves will have burned edges and will not look very attractive. Overfeeding can be worse than depriving the plant of the nutrients to begin with.

Plants That Grow in the Area

The warm humid summers of Pennsylvania are great for certain annuals. These annuals tend to grow throughout the summer and will last until the first frost hits. The annuals that grow in Pennsylvania work great for cut flowers. Here are some annuals that are perfect for our area.

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Herbs

Herbs

The world was once a thriving buffet of fresh fruits and vegetables. One merely had to know

what do look for and indulge in the best food the earth had to offer. With the expansion of

grocery stores packed with all sorts of process foods and chemical laden produce, many people

are getting back to their roots, so to speak, by growing their own foods once again.

While people are growing their own fruits and vegetables at increasing rates, they are also

discovering the importance of home grown herbs to take their precious produce to new

culinary heights. Herbs are easily grown in small areas so they are perfect for growing in pots or

in window grow boxes. Unlike many other forms of plants, herbs are very easy to grow. They do

not take a lot of maintenance, so they are perfect for the gardener just gaining their green

thumb.

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Roses

Roses

When we think of flowers we think of the delicate beauty they bring to every piece of land they occupy. Flowers bring a subtle, but sweet scent to the air and seem to alleviate the stresses of a hectic lifestyle by just living in our garden.  One of the most recognizable and beautiful flowers of all is the rose.

Roses symbolize love, compassion, and friendship. Giving a rose to a person is lets them know that you care. Having a well-kept rose bush as part of your garden can allow you to become the envy of the neighborhood. Roses do not merely come in the long stem red variety that we are most accustomed to seeing in flower shops across the United States. Flowers come in a wide variety of colors and types.

 

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Marigolds

Marigolds

You may be toying with the idea of adding marigolds to your flower garden this year. You are definitely not the first to have this thought. Marigolds are one of the original flowers of North America. Spanish settlers discovered them when they arrived to this “New Land.” Marigolds then made the trip back across the ocean to be presented to British royalty as evidence of the vast beauty of the “New Land.” Being a very durable flower, the marigold made the difficult journey, surprisingly, well intact.

Marigolds are very beautiful annuals that come in a variety of colors to brighten up any garden. They hold up in all kinds of conditions so they are great for all types of weather. There are a number of different types of marigolds. The type of marigold purchased depends on the care needed and the time of year it will bloom. There are four types of marigolds.

 

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Contact Trax Farms

Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm

Sunday: 9 am- 6 pm

528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA 15332
(12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 88)
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Phone  412.835.3246

 

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