Stories tagged with: Plants

April 15, 2014 - 5:13pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

With the return of winter weather, frost conditions are looming tonight.

A freeze warning is currently in effect from 10 this evening to 10am wednesday for Perry and Morgan counties. Those eager planters who were out in their gardens over the weekend should prepare their plants.

"If somehow they can cover up any of the new crops they've put in the ground with bags, with cloth, a sheet, no plastic. Plastic is the worst thing because it will kinda stick to it and kill it...

July 24, 2013 - 3:37pm
3 years 4 days ago

The Master Gardeners and the Muskingum Valley Garden Society volunteers took over watering the potted plants you might have seen around downtown Zanesville after the city wasn't able to provide seasonal workers for the job.

"It was our intention here to make the downtown community look nicer," said Darlene Turner of the Muskingum Valley Garden Society. "And the mission of the garden society is to enhance the public and also to contribute to the downtown exposure here....

June 3, 2013 - 3:46pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center is the host for the farmer's market and this Wednesday will be the first one held there this season. Vendors will start selling at 3:30 p.m. and won't stop until 6:30 p.m.

"Produce is ready everyday, every other day. You can't just sell it on Saturday, you have to take some of it someplace early in the week. You can't pick stuff on Monday and keep it until Saturday," said Mark Barnhart, President of the Downtown Farmer's Market...

May 15, 2013 - 6:48pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

Monday marks the end of frost warnings in Ohio and is the official day you can start growing your garden outside.

"Usually by mid-May we're out of the frost zone so we should be good as far as getting in some annuals and vegetable gardens and things like that so hopefully we're out of the woods on that," said Kevin Gaskill, Landscape Designer at Timber Run Gardens.

Muskingum County has had three frost warnings in the past week but the manager at Timber Run says it hasn'...

March 23, 2012 - 4:55pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

Those wanting to take advantage of the nice weather in order to get the garden going may want to be careful not to plant too soon.

Timber Run Gardens Owner Steve Carter said despite the warm temperatures, historically the last frost of the year will occur around the first week in may.

He said frost can kill sensitive plants, and usually plants that are susceptible to the cold aren't available to the public for several more weeks.

"For the most part, us Growers,...

April 27, 2010 - 5:49pm
6 years 13 weeks ago

Plants across Southeastern Ohio are experiencing all kinds of weather this week.

Severe storms this weekend dropped pea size hail in Zanesville, which could potentially have minor damage on the hay crop or vegetable crops, such as rhubarb and asparagus.

"Probably the biggest damage potentially would be to fruit. We see the fruit crop just beginning at this point. So, if you get some nicks and cuts on the fruit at this stage, it can be very devastating to a fruit crop,...

April 19, 2010 - 4:58pm
6 years 14 weeks ago

Spring's recent record-breaking temperatures have prompted many people to plant early, but the past few nights have had these same people wondering if they jumped the gun too soon.

"Stuff that has been planted or more hearty materials, it's not going to hurt it at all. I noticed today at all our nursing locations we had a heavy frost, but I didn't notice any injuries, " says Timber Runs Garden Owner, Steve Carter.

Carter says people should be focusing on shrubs and...

March 9, 2010 - 6:30pm
6 years 20 weeks ago

Spring is almost here, and it's time to get your yard ready.

Timber Run Gardens says more people prune this time of year, so they can shape trees, bushes, and plant and help tame their growth, but you need to be careful how you go about pruning.

"Of course all those flower beds are out there on the flowering are out there on the flower shrubs. So, if you do any pruning, you're going to probably sacrifice some of the bloom. So, just be careful on what you're pruning, "...

September 30, 2009 - 5:16pm
6 years 43 weeks ago

Some portions of our viewing area are under a frost advisory from 2 a.m. until 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

Timber Run Gardens Owner, Steve Carter, says you need to think about your plants when it starts to get this cold outside.

"The only thing you really need to be concerned with is anything that's in bloom right now. It could be that we get a frost tonight, and then not have another one for three or four weeks. So, if they have some nice pots of flowers still, they want to...

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