Select a sunny spot that gets at least six to eight hours of sun each day.
Soil is the foundation for a great garden. It should be rich and loamy, with good drainage.
Amend as necessary: add pine bark to clay soil to improve drainage; and peat to sandy soil to improve water retention.
The experts at English Gardens can help - just bring in a sample.
Grow vegetables you enjoy eating and cooking with, or try a few new varieties and experiment.
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable for home gardeners. Remember to plant them deep and provide plenty of room to grow.
Water & Fertilizer
Water needs vary for vegetable plants, but most require at least one inch of water every week, either from rain or supplemental watering. A rain gauge is a great tool to measure water amounts.
Fertilize at the time of planting with a slow-release fertilizer, such as Osmocote,, and then regularly every 10 days to two weeks with a water soluble formula, such as English Gardens Bloom Booster.
Keep the vegetable garden free of weeds, which compete with plants for water and nutrients.
A layer of mulch two to four inches between the rows can help prevent weeds and conserve moisture.
New Store Hours Until November
August 10, 2018
Our retail store hours are changing on Monday, August 13, 2018.
English Gardens stores in Clinton Twp., Royal Oak and West Bloomfield will be open:
Monday thru Saturday: 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Store hours in Dearborn Heights...
English Gardens will host a variety of free seminars, a Make It & Take It workshop, and a free kids club activity in August. The schedule includes:
Free Seminar: The Four Season GardenSaturday, August 4 at 10 a.m.English Gardens experts provide tips...