Spring is the Time,
Kerby's is the Place

February 20, 2013   

 
Tellow pear tomatos are just one
of the great varieties waiting to be
a part of your garden.
4" Pots - $1.99


So our first near-freezing temperatures of the season came after the groundhog predicted an early spring. Guess we can't always count on his predictions. At the nursery on Monday morning the birdbaths had some ice in them and there was plenty of frost on the tables. But fortunately it has warmed up just in time for veggie weekend. Join Kerby's this Saturday at 10am for the spring vegetable gardening workshop, and see below for some of our favorite spring vegetables. Not only is it veggie season, but we just got a new shipment of gorgeous tropical plants in. Click here to see a few pictures and then stop by to see how cool they are for yourself.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family


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In This Issue
Featured Plant


Spring Veggies

Upcoming Events
This Saturday at 10am Workshop: Spring Veggie Gardening


New Shipment of Avocados
Brogdon, Lula, Joey,
Pancho, Wurtz Dwarf
& More



Tomato Plants are in

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Veggie Gardening Info


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What's Just in
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Lobster Claw Heliconia
$29.99 10" Pot
Featured Plant
Lobster Claw Heliconia
Heliconia stricata
 
The lobster claw is one of the coolest varieties of heliconia. It grows four to six feet tall, prefers part sun and will definitely make your landscape feel like a tropical paradise. They bloom in the summer, just in time for pool parties! Come check them out along with the other cool tropical plants that have just arrived: Costa Flores heliconia, devil's trumpet, reed orchids, bamboo orchids, crocosmia, brazilian cloak and more. Click here for some pictures.


Spring Vegetable Gardening
 

It's crunch time! Or at least it's time to get your veggie gardens started so that you can harvest fresh, crunchy vegetables this season. For the nitty gritty on how to grow your own vegetables, come out to our workshop this Saturday at 10am. To tantalize your taste buds, check out these veggies that you can start planting this time of year.



Collard Greens - Delicious, especially cooked with a little ham hock and molasses, collards are a cool-season vegetable, but are also the most heat tolerant of all the greens. Plant seeds or young plants now to extend your greens harvest into the early summer. Greens are a great crop, because you can harvest the mature leaves and allow the young ones to keep growing, for a long harvest period.



Peppers - Whether you like hot or mild, there is a little something for everyone when it comes to peppers. Kerby's has bell, jalapeno, chilis and cayenne in stock now.



Beans - A wide variety of beans can be grown in our area, and are a fun crop for early summer. From bush beans to pole beans, lima beans to black-eyed peas (cowpeas) there are lots of different types to choose from. For pole beans, you should build a small trellis structure to allow them to climb up, but you can also plant beans with corn and allow them to twine up the corn stalks. Talk about making your garden efficient!



Melons - A fresh, juicy melon on a hot, summer day. Yummy! Plant watermelon and cantaloupe from seed now and watch these vining plants produce enormous melons. It's amazing what good soil, a little water, fertilizer and sunlight can do!




Tomatoes -
are everyone's favorite. They are a warm season crop, and with the warm weather arriving on time this year, it's time to plant. From super sweet 100s to beefmaster, and a few new heat-tolerant hawaiian varieties, there is a tomato for every taste.  If you are really adventurous, try some heirloom seeds, such as Black Krim, Cherokee Purple or Abe Lincoln. They'll be some of the best tasting tomatoes you've ever had.

 
There are so many vegetables that you can plant, that it gets hard to choose which ones to plant. Make sure to plan your garden before you start planting to maximize the space, without overcrowding plants. In no time at all you'll have a table full of fresh vegetables, straight from your garden.



Upcoming Events

 

Workshop: Spring Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00 am

Healthier, tastier vegetables are easy to grow, and in this workshop, you'll get all the information you need to get your vegetable garden going this spring.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Fling
Saturday, March 2nd and March 9th

Bring on the color! You won't be able to resist all the amazing flowers we've found to make this year beautiful.

 



 


Workshop: Creating Curb Appeal
Saturday, March 16th at 10:00 am

Come out and learn how to create a gorgeous landscape design. It's easier than you think! We'll talk about tough plants, easy plants and beautiful plants. Plus we'll show you how to add accents and pottery to give your garden the extra spark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Growing Delicious Herbs
Saturday, March 23rd at 10am

We all love food. And we love food even more when it's cooked with tasty herbs.  Growing your own herb garden is easy and it is a great way to always have fresh herbs for all of your favorite recipes. Come to this workshop to learn all about growing herbs and what herbs can be used for.

 

 

 

 

 

4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30th at 10am SHARP!
Please note the Easter egg hunt is on Saturday

Bring your Easter basket and get ready for a whole lot of fun . . . it's the 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Kerby's. Starting right at 10:00am, be ready to hunt and see how many Easter Eggs you can find hidden among the beautiful flowers.

 

 

 


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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265
www.kerbysnursery.com


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