Plants & Gardening

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Plants & Gardening 2018-05-14T16:11:19+00:00

New in the Gardens

Our Outdoor Gardens showcase a wide selection of the highest quality plants in Orange County.

Our Buyers and Horticulturists are passionate about naturally beautiful plants and specimens, bringing only the best selections and most unique species to Roger’s Gardens.

Our newest addition to the gardens are the “display gardens”.

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Our Favorite Tomatoes

Tomato of the Year for 2018!

Introducing the new exclusive tomato to Roger’s Gardens, ‘Madame Marmande’, a red beefsteak with the toughness of a hybrid and the taste and character of a timeless heirloom.

Best Japanese Tomato

Class:  Japanese Hybrid

Color:  Light Red

Indeterminate

Maturity: 80 days

Flavor: The best flavored slicer since Momotaro

Comments: Highly prolific plant produces fruit on a small plant.

Best Cherry Tomato

Class:  Hybrid

Color:  Golden Orange

Indeterminate

Maturity: 57 days

Flavor: Sweetest tomato currently available

Comments: Very easy to grow in all climates

Best Heirloom Tomato

Class:  Heirloom

Color:  Dark red/brown/pink stripped

Indeterminate

Maturity: 80 days

Flavor: Assertive flavor, extremely meaty, little seeds

Comments: Unusual coloration. Productive vines.

Best Beefsteak Tomato

Class:  Heirloom

Color:  Deep Red/Purple

Indeterminate

Maturity: 80 days

Flavor: Tasting Champion for fullness and depth

Comments: Prettier appearance, better production than Cherokee Purple

Our Favorite Peppers

Best Really Hot Red Pepper

SIZE/COLOR:  1 inch, wrinkled red fruit

SEASON:  Summer

TYPE: Hot Pepper

Comments: Heat rated #5 on the list of the World’s Hottest Peppers at over 1,000,000 SVU. Does well in containers.

Best Really Hot Yellow Pepper

SIZE/COLOR:  2 to 3 inches, slim yellow fruit

SEASON:  Summer

TYPE: Hot Pepper

Comments: Highly productive short plant. Fruit is clean and fresh with a hint of citrus flavor. Rated at 75,000 SVU.

Best Mild Pepper

SIZE/COLOR:  Large green to red fruit

SEASON:  Spring to late Fall

TYPE: Jalapeno

Comments: Great jalapeno flavor without the heat. SCU’s zero

Best Stuffing Pepper

SIZE/COLOR:   4 inch long, dark-green fruit

SEASON:  Summer

TYPE: Hot Pepper

Comments: Great, mild pepper flavor, 1,000 to 2,000 scovilles.

Best Salsa Pepper

SIZE/COLOR: 1-4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, Green/red/yellow fruit.

SEASON:  All year long

TYPE: Hot Pepper

Comments: Smaller version of a Jalapeno with more heat. 5,000 – 25,000 scovilles.

Best Asian Food Pepper

SIZE/COLOR:  Medium green to red wrinkled fruit

SEASON:  Spring to late Fall

TYPE: Japanese

Comments: Sweet with a mild punch. SCU 0-100

All 319 Tomato Varieties

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Soil Recipes

Containers

Old & New Soil – Lasagna Method Layering

STEP ONE

Biology – Choose one this crop season

  • John and Bob’s Maximize – Use 1 to 11/2  cup per plant, once a crop
  • Worm Gro (Worm Casting) – Add 1/4 cup and layer over entire surface
  • Malibu Compost – Add a one inch layer over entire surface

STEP TWO

Soil Conditioner

  • John and Bob’s OPTimize – A palm full per plant, once this season.

STEP THREE

Fertilizer

  • John and Bob’s Nourish Bio SoIl – add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, once this crop season
  • Jong’s Grow Better – Add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, every month.
  • Down To Earth (All Purpose) – Add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, every month

STEP FOUR

Top Cover – Choose one this crop season

  • Roger’s Gardens Premium Planting Mix
  • Garden and Bloom Planting Mix
  • Garden and Bloom Harvest Supreme

New Soil Tips

  • Add potting soil 60% to the top of container.
  • Add the first three amendments. (No need to mix)
  • Add remaining soil to fill container to about an inch below the lip.

Old Soil Tips

  • Remove old plant or plants
  • Add the first three amendments (No need to mix)
  • Add potting soil to fill soil level to one inch below the lip of the container.

Ground & Raised Beds

Lasagna Method Layering

STEP ONE

Biology – Choose one this crop season

  • John and Bob’s Maximize – 8 lbs covers 1000 or use 11/2 cup per plant, once a crop
  • Worm Gro (Worm Casting) – Add 1/4 and layer over entire bed
  • Malibu Compost – Add 1/2 to one inch layer over entire bed

STEP TWO

Soil Conditioner

  • John and Bob’s OPTImize – 3 lbs covers 1000 sq ft or a palm full per plant, once this crop season.

STEP THREE

Fertilizer

  • John and Bob’s Nourish Bio SoIl – 6 lbs covers 1000 sq ft or add 11/2 cups per plant, every six months
  • Jong’s Grow Better – Apply once every month. 11/2 cups per plant.
  • Down To Earth (All Purpose) – Apply once every month. 11/2 cups per plant.

STEP FOUR

Top Cover – Choose one this crop season

  • Roger’s Gardens Premium Planting Mix – Add a 1” to 3” layer over the entire bed
  • Garden and Bloom Planting Mix – Add a 1” to 3” layer over the entire bed
  • Garden and Bloom Harvest Supreme – Add a 1” to 3” layer over the entire bed

Plant Care Tips

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