For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Jan 22

Your Questions About Gardening

John asks…

Will Rye and Radish seeds grow better with or without garlic powder and why?

This is my final exam for my biology class and I have no way to obtain the seeds needed, everywhere is out of lawn and garden supplies. I have told my teacher about my problem and she says it is my problem not hers. I am not sure how to go about this but I can’t fail this class, PLEASE help!

GardenersCardiff answers:

You can try some seed catalog companies:

Bupee Seed Catalog:
Parks Seed Catalog:
Henry Fields Catalog:

Call their toll-free number and explain you problem. I’m sure they will be able to ship you the needed seeds quickly.

As far at the garlic powder is concerned, the only effect I know of is garlic powder is likely to inhibit some kinds of bacteria. As the powder is broken down it may contain some nutrients that the growing seedlings might use. I predicted that there will little difference between the treated seeds and the controls. You were planning to use the same types of seeds in the same potting soil as the treated seeds with garlic powder.

Ken asks…

We make environmentally sound products how do we reach the buyer?

We are asking what will motivate people to search out safer chemicals such as cleaners and garden supplys. Is it government regulations or are there people out there searching for these products?

GardenersCardiff answers:

I worked once for distributor that represented a small company that obtained u.s. Rights to a soil microorganism that was discovered in england and was researched by university of idaho and found significant agricultural applications to ward of soil diseases by becoming part of the plants root system. This was 11 years ago. A large chemical company and a large contributor to the university forced them to sell rights to the microorganism to their corporation west of texas, therefore giving them California. Meaning they had the most environmentally progressive and largest market. They shelved the product. Underfunded we struggled on for two years. The owner had to regretfully let us go. He is still hanging on to this day. The product is safe, i got testing started by organic farmers, nurseries, other universities, county agents, even a prison system but with little money it was to little or no avail and the product still not widely known. That is how it works.

Sandra asks…

Where can I buy a porch goose in the New Orleans area?

I’m trying to find a housewarming gift for my sister. I’m headed down later this week and want to bring her a cement/concrete porch goose (very self explanatory), but don’t want to bring it with me from Ohio, where they’re pretty ubiquitous.
Does anybody know of garden supply stores in the Metairie/Kenner/Destrehan areas where I can find such a thing? Please let me know!

GardenersCardiff answers:

I dont know if they specifically have a porch goose but both are great garden centers.
Perino’s Garden Center Company
3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd , Metairie , LA , 70002-6044
Garden shop offers roses and plants at reasonable prices and offers a large selection.

Charvet’s Garden Center
4511 Clearview Pkwy , Metairie , LA , 70006-2393
This garden center’s two locations offer convenience, knowledge and professional care.

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