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Welcome to Gurney’s Blog!

Hi everyone! Earl J. Ferguson here from Gurney’s Seed & Nursery, the one-stop shop for all your vegetable and flower seeds. This is our new company blog, where we’ll be posting gardening tips, product announcements and exclusive special offers from Gurneys.com! Feel free to subscribe above via RSS feed and e-mail, and tell your friends! We’ll be posting often about vegetable gardening, seed planting, our new catalogs, and all things Gurney’s.

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4 comments to Welcome to Gurney’s Blog!

  • Bonnie Schott

    I would like information on astrantia. I just received some plants from you and need to know if they are hardy in zone 3. If they are only for zone 4 or higher, can the roots be kept overwintered?
    Thank you.

    • Hello Bonnie! Thanks for your question. Astrantia is a hardy perennial, but usually only in zones 4 – 9. In zone 3, the winters may be too cold for Astrantia to survive, depending on the variety. Astrantia needs to be able to overwinter to germinate properly, but if the ground is too cold, the flower may not thrive. It is possible for Astrantia roots to overwinter in zone 3, but make sure you use a lot of mulch! It’s a beautiful and under-appreciated flower, so I wish you the best of luck!

  • Robert Strock

    We have enjoyed our Heritage Raspberry’s but now we are not sure about the “simply mow the canes after the frost”. At what height would they be mowed? I don’t know about what would be the results of the debris afterward as my rows are in my back lawn.

    • Hello fellow gardener! I would recommend mowing them all the way down to the ground, or to 4″ at the most. Depending on your zone, now is probably the perfect time to do this. The debris can be thrown in your compost/mulch pile…Don’t worry, your raspberries will come back fiercely in the summer! Cutting them down is recommended to keep them under control, as they tend to spread like wildfire.

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