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DealDash Gardens: Why Your Plants Aren’t Growing

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There are many reasons why your plants and flowers might not be growing. Here are three reasons, from DealDash.

Gardening can be a fun activity and favorite hobby. Sometimes people have a hard time growing plants and other people have a green thumb. Regardless if you are good at growing plants or not, you can learn how to grow plants fast. There may be some reasons that you are not aware of that may be stopping you from growing plants. Here are three, from DealDash.

Watering


Plants need watering on a daily basis, but sometimes you can water them too much or too little. When you have too much water it can cause the plants to have poor roots and weak branches. When you don’t have enough water for your plants, it can cause restrictive growth. It is best to water your plants at the roots early in the morning, or in the evening as the sun is setting. This is also the best time to water your lawn as well.


Not Enough Fertilizing


If you find that your plants are not growing fast enough or if their leaves are dying your plant is most likely not getting enough nutrients. To prevent the lack of nutrients, you should fertilize your plants every third time you water your plants. If your plants are in a garden, you should fertilize them once a month. It is best to use slow release fertilizers because they are environmentally friendly. You can find a large selection at a place like Lowe’s. If you would like to shop for your fertilizer at Lowe’s, be sure to stop by DealDash first and win or BIN (Buy It Now) a gift card. 


Not Enough Sunlight


The sun is a crucial part of a plants growth. Sunlight gives your plants energy and will help them produce beautiful flowers.  Plants that need only a little bit of sunlight need about four hours of sunlight a day. Plants that need sunlight full-time should have at least six hours of sunlight a day. If your plants do not receive enough sunlight, they will look weak and also look unhealthy. Getting enough sunlight for your plants is very important. If you see that your plants aren’t getting enough sunlight you might want to think about moving them to a different area of your garden.

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Now that you know the three reasons why your plants are not growing, you should have a better idea on how to grow your garden successfully. If you follow these tips you will have a garden filled with beautiful flowers and plants to enjoy.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on gardening. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers. Leave a comment below and let us know what subject you would like to read about.

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Veggie Planting for Beginners

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Are you thinking about starting a veggie garden this year? Here are some great plants for beginners, from DealDash.

Having a garden is a wonderful hobby. Planting vegetables is one of the most popular plants to have in your garden. Sometimes it takes awhile for vegetables to grow and a strategy to help them grow. Some vegetables are perfect for planting for beginners. If you are just starting out with gardening, the following vegetables to plant are a great way to start out. Read on for more information from DealDash.

Potatoes

Potatoes are a fun crop to grow during the late March and February. You plant potatoes by using a potato bag that is partly filled with some compost. When you see that the roots of the potatoes are beginning to grow, you should cover them with more compost.  Potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow from your home. Not only are the easy to grow, they are very prolific, and you will have tons of potatoes on your hands in no time.

Peas

Peas are the perfect vegetable to grow for beginners during cooler weather. You should sow the seeds into the ground during March and June. Soon you will enjoy the delicious flavor of peas from June to August.  You will enjoy the taste of fresh peas. The more peas you pick, the better they will produce. If you would like to get your seedlings started inside, you can do that right now! If you’d like to wait a little longer and plant them outside, just wait until your ground has thawed.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the fastest growing plants, so they are perfect for beginners.  Choose a bush such as a Cherry Cascade that can be planted in window boxes. Bush varieties do not require side-shotting or any training, so you just need to water and feed them before the tomatoes start growing. If you don’t want to grow them from seeds, no problem! Buy some baby plants from your local garden store and replant them into pots or into the ground when it gets a bit warmer out. Tomatoes are all three of my kid’s favorite veggie to grow in the summer.

Radishes

Radishes are perfect for different meals such as salads, and they are easy to grow.  You can sow them directly into the ground or grow them in containers during the summertime. It is a quick growing vegetable, and it is low maintenance. Radishes are the perfect example of low effort and high yield in the veggie world.

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Growing vegetables are an easy way to start a garden. These four plants will help make your garden colorful, and you will enjoy the taste of these delicious vegetables. Put in a little work now, and enjoy delicious fresh veggies all summer.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on veggie gardening for beginners. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers. Leave a comment below and let us know What you’d like to read about.

Do you need gardening items? Go check DealDash for lawn and garden items. DealDash has all of the things that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

There’s Still Time to Grow Strawberries, DealDash

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Everyone loves strawberries, and they are very easy to grow. Here are some tips and tricks from DealDash.

Strawberries are not only delicious, but they are also very fun and easy to grow as well. There are different types of strawberries, so be sure to choose the type that is best suited for your garden environment. Even if you don’t have a garden you can still grow strawberries in containers, which is another positive for trying to grow strawberries! Read on for more information about growing strawberries from DealDash.

Choose Your Plant

There are two main types of strawberries – summer producing and year-round producing. There are many different varieties within those two types. The first thing that you will want to do is decide if you want the summer producing or year-round producing type of strawberry plant. Personally, I don’t care to bring the plants inside the house in the winter, so I get the summer producing type every year. However, the choice is up to you.

Where Can I Get My Plant?

You can get your strawberry plants at a variety of places. They are sold at farmer’s markets, hardware stores, plant centers, and sometimes even at your local supermarket.

Choose a Healthy One!

When you choose your plant be sure to choose one that is healthy. If you accidentally grab an unhealthy one you are already working against yourself. Do not purchase the plant if it has spots on the leaves, brown edges, or wilted ends. You might be able to nurse it back to health, but it’s unlikely that it will produce as much fruit as a fully healthy plant.

Indoors or Out?

Next, decide where you’re going to put these strawberry plants. If you’re choosing the year-round type I would suggest that you put them in a large pot or another container that you are able to move indoors when the weather gets colder. If you choose the type of plant that produces only in the summer, then you can choose if you’d rather plant them in a container, a raised garden, or even just straight into the ground. The choice is yours, depending on the amount of space that you would like to devote to the strawberries.

It’s Harvest Time

The strawberries are ready when the fruit is red all around. If it’s still got some green on it, then leave it for the next time. If you only pick the ones that are completely red, then you’ll get nice, sweet fruit instead of sour ones. When you are harvesting, be sure that you pick some of the stem as well as the fruit, you want the tops of the strawberries to still have the leaves on – if you pick these off then the tops of your strawberries will dry out much faster.

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Finally, thanks a bunch for reading the newest DealDash article on growing strawberries. Don’t forget to check back often for new articles on this blog as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please write a comment down below.

DealDash has many things to make your garden lovely. Go check DealDash for things that you need for your yard. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Grows Sunflowers now!

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Sunflowers are awesome! They are so friendly and cheerful-looking as well as delicious. Here are some tips on how to grow them from DealDash.

Do you love sunflowers? They look great in the garden, and then when they start drooping then you can cut them down and harvest the seeds. Sunflowers range in height between 2 and 15 feet tall depending on the type of sunflower. Therefore they can grow in just about any size of garden from small to a full yard. Here are some tips from DealDash to get you started on your sunflowers.

What Type of Sunflower?

There are so many different varieties of sunflower. Here are a few of the top types that you might enjoy growing in your garden:

  • Best Double Bloomer: Giant Sungold
  • Multicolored: Strawberry Blonde
  • Best Mammoth: Mammoth Russian
  • Best Light Bloomer: Italian White
  • Dwarf Variety: Little Becka
  • Best Dark Bloomer: Moulin Rouge
  • Award Winner: Soraya
  • Best for Pollinators: Lemon Queen

Where Will You Grow Them?

Do you live in the right area for sunflowers? I hope so! Sunflowers thrive in warm and hot climates in areas with full sunshine. Climates with long hot summers are perfect for growing sunflowers. The hint is in the name, of course SUNflowers enjoy full sunlight!

When your little sunflower plants start growing, be sure to shield their stems from the wind. Plant sunflower seeds along a fence, the side of a house, or stake them. If you live in a windy area or your stalks lack strength, consider staking the plants with wood or bamboo stakes to support the weight of the plant.

What Can Hurt Your Sunflowers?

Sunflowers are extremely resilient, luckily! However, something besides the wind that can harm them is flooded soil. Your sunflower plants need to have proper drainage in the soil. If your soil doesn’t drain well, you can buy or build a planter box.

How Exactly Should You Plant the Seeds?

Firstly, dig holes that are 1 inch deep. These holes should be placed fairly far apart. For smaller varieties, they can be placed about 6 inches apart. For the larger varieties, put them 18 inches apart. Sunflowers are huge and need a lot of space to grow to look their best.

How Much Water Do These Things Need?

Sunflowers love sun and they don’t need quite as much water as other plants such as a tomato plant. Luckily, sunflowers only need to be watered once or twice a week. Sunflowers have deep roots and prefer infrequent, heavy watering to frequent, shallow watering. This is good news for you, because you can just pick one or two days per week to water your plants and you’ll have less chance of forgetting to water them. Of course, you’ll need to adjust your watering routine on particularly hot or rainy weeks. Your sunflowers should bloom in mid to late summer, and you can enjoy them for a while before you cut them down to eat.

Are You Ready to Chow Down on Seeds?

Now it’s time to harvest the seeds. When you’re ready to snack on sunflower seeds, cut the flower heads off when they begin to droop. If they don’t droop, then the time to cut them off is when the back of the head begins to turn yellow. After you’ve cut the heads off, hang them upside down by the stem in a dry, and cover them with a paper bag to catch seeds as they fall out. After that, they can be eaten or roasted and eaten. Bon Appetite!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Helps: Get Rid of Red Mites

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Red spider mites on your plants can be a pain! Here are some tips, tricks, and ideas to get rid of them, from DealDash.

Spider mites are tiny pests that can infest your plants and can be quite difficult to destroy. Mites cling to the bottom of the plant’s leaves on many different types of plants. These red spider mites live by sucking the nutrients out of the leaves. This can cause the leaves to dry out and die, which spells doom for your plants. Once you’ve identified a red spider mite infestation on your plants, you’re in for a battle. Here are some tips and ideas from DealDash to get rid of these red spider mites in a more natural way.

Figure Out if You Have Red Mites

Firstly, you need to figure out if you have red spider mites. Some signs that you might have red spider mites include: yellow, tan, or white spots on the leaves, tiny white or red spots on the leaves that move (these are the spider mites, and white, cottony webbing that appears on the underside of the leaves. Once you have determined that you have red spider mites then it’s time to get rid of them. You could use poison, but why not try some more natural methods first?

Treat the Red Mites

First, immediately take the infected plants to an area without any other plants. This will prevent the spider mites from spreading and infesting your other plants.

After removing the plants, it’s time to begin pruning the plant. Remove any stems, leaves, or other infested parts of the plant and throw in the trash. Don’t just throw them out in the yard, be sure to put them in the garbage. Otherwise, you might infest your other plants.

Next, spray your plant down with water, and then spray on a solution of baby shampoo and cooking oil in a 1:1 ratio of Tablespoons. If you’re just spraying one single plant then you only need 1 Tablespoon of each. Spray plants thoroughly, repeating every four to seven days until spider mites appear gone.

Finally, to prevent future red spider mite attacks I recommend giving them the special spray once per week until you are 100% sure that they have been eradicated from your garden.

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Finally, thanks so much for reading this new DealDash article on red spider mites. Good luck in getting rid of your red mites.

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Beautifies Your Lawn for Spring

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April showers bring May flowers. Have you gotten your yard set up for Spring? Let DealDash help.

There are many facets to getting your yard set up for Spring. There are flowers and veggies to be planted, hoses and sprinklers to be arranged, lawn furniture to be hosed off, and many other tasks. Let DealDash help you figure it all out.

Get Those Plants Planted

If you’re a fan of gardening then you know that it’s just about time to get everything in the ground, depending on where you live. It’s an excellent time to re-seed any patchy parts of your lawn, pull out any dead plants and bushes and re-plant, and so on.

Those fruits and veggies aren’t going to plant themselves, either! Get your seeds or seedlings ready and get out there. It’s very rainy here in the North East, but as they say, April showers bring May flowers. I’ll stick a handy last frost date chart down below. Most of the US is now frost-free, but be sure to check your zone.

About.com offers a really good chart with expected last frost dates and a zip code/zone lookup system to find out when you should start your seeds:

Check it out! USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Lookup

Last Expected Frost Dates by Zone

  1. Zone 1: June1 – June 30
  2. Zone 2: May 1 – May 31
  3. Zone 3: May 1 – May31
  4. Zone 4: ;May 1 – May31
  5. Zone 5: March 30 – April30
  6. Zone 6: March 30 – April30
  7. Zone 7: March 30 – April30
  8. Zone 8: February 28 – March 30
  9. Zone 9: January 30 – February 28
  10. Zone 10: January 1 – January 31
  11. Zone 11: Frost Free Year Round

Get Your Mower and Tools Into Shape

If you need to do any repairs on your mower or weed wacker, now is the time. Gas those babies up and get them clean and ready to work for you. Clean off your hand tools for gardening, your shovels, and any other tools you might need to take care of your lawn and garden this summer.

Get Out Your Hoses and Use Them

Have your hoses been collecting dust in the shed or the garage? Turn on your water supply to your outside spigots and set up those hoses and sprinklers. While you’re at it, be sure to hose off all of your outdoor furniture, your deck, your shed, and anything else that got grungy during the winter.

Purchase New Summer Items

Now is the time to be bidding on, winning, or BINning (Buy It Now) lawn and garden items! Do you need a new mower or weed wacker? How about a new power washer or even a new grill? DealDash has all of these items and more. Why would you bother to drag yourself to the big box store and haul those items home when you can just get them on DealDash and receive free shipping? It’s win-win!

Thanks for Reading

Finally, thanks a bunch for reading the newest DealDash article on lawn and garden items. Don’t forget to check back daily for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please do share a comment down below.

DealDash can help you save money. Go check DealDash for things that you need for your lawn. DealDash has all of the items that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Starts Seeds for the Garden

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Depending on where you live, it might be a good time to start your seeds. Here are some tips and ideas from DealDash to get them started.

Are you ready to get your fruits and veggie seeds started indoors? It’s easy to do and makes a fun project to do with the kids or grandkids. It can get a little messy, so be sure to do it somewhere that yo can easily clean up such as the basement, garage, or even outside if you can catch a warm day. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, most annual flowers and vegetables should be sown indoors about 6 weeks before the last frost in your area. Depending on your location, that could be right now!

You don’t need many things to get your seeds started, but here is a small list:

Materials Needed:

  • Seed packets
  • soil less peat moss
  • Containers
  • Water

Easy Directions:

  • Fill your containers with soil less peat moss almost to the top, and then moisten with warm water.
  • Plant your seeds according to your seed packet. Press them into the peat moss unless the packet says otherwise. Plant the largest seeds in the package to get the best germination rate.
  • Cover containers with plastic wrap and poke a few holes for ventilation.
  • Find a place in your house where there is natural bottom heat—on top of the refrigerator is a great spot.
  • When the little baby seedlings appear, remove the plastic and move the seed containers into bright light.
  • After the seeds have sprouted and are growing a few leaves move the seedlings carefully to the new pots and water them well.

What sorts of seeds are you planning on planting this year? I am really looking forward to doing tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini squash this year. I have missed out on planting seeds for the last two years due to being pregnant the first time around and having a newborn the second time around! Now that life has returned to normal I’m ready to get my seeds started and enjoy watching my plants grow this year.

Thanks for Reading

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash Tips article on gardening. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below. I love to hear everyone’s thoughts!

Are you ready to do some gardening? Go check DealDash for gardening supplies and more. DealDash has all of the items that you need. VisitDealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Grows: Winter Plants

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There are some surprisingly beautiful plants that grow and even thrive in the winter time. Here are a few good choices that you should look into for your winter landscaping.

Here in New England It’s still very hot, but soon enough the temperatures will start dipping in the evenings, and it will be time to get out the jackets before you know it. As with the jackets, also comes the sad realization that my yard is going to look bare in a matter of months. After doing a little research, I’m pleased to be able to share a few plants that can decorate your garden and yard that live, and even thrive in the cold winter weather.

If you don’t know your “zone”, you should simply Google “USDA Planting Zone Map” along with your state, and it should show you a simple map so you can see what planting zone you are in. It’s important to know your planting zone, because if you plant for the incorrect zone your plants might not survive. Here are a few plants that are good in most planting zones that you can enjoy in the winter.

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Hellebore – The Hellebore is meant for zones 6-9, and doesn’t even mind a little snow! They revive themselves quickly after a snow, and the flowers are most beautiful in the early springtime.

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‘Jelena’ witch hazel – The witch hazel is meant for zones 6-9. The witch hazel boasts mid- to late winter flowers which appear before the spring foliage emerges. They have a wonderful smell and are definitely a welcome sight halfway through winter.

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Flowering Cabbage & Kale – Flowering cabbage & kale are meant for zones 2-11, so as you can see they are quite adaptable. I absolutely love flowering cabbage & kale, they are some of my favorite plants ever. Technically, you can even eat them! However, their leaves are a bit rubbery and they are really more for decoration only. They come in beautiful shades of cream, purple, green, and pink. Their color tends to get better as the weather gets worse. The only drawback to these beautiful plants are they are annuals. They are rather inexpensive, though, so it’s not cost prohibitive to re-plant them every fall.

I hope that after reading this article you have some great ideas for your winter garden. DealDash has some awesome gardening supplies and everything else that you need for your yard. Be sure to visit DealDash to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.