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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

Early Vegetable Gardening
March 17, 2011

Interest in vegetable gardening has grown in recent years. There are obvious benefits to growing at least a few of your own vegetables not the least of which is the fun that is created for your family by planting, caring for, and harvesting something you have grown yourselves.

March is a chilly month, but still a good time to prepare for the warmer weather to come. Loosen the soil in your vegetable patch and rake over breaking up any large clods of soil. Avoid stepping on the soil which will compact it if it is still very wet.

To give plants the earliest possible start, you can begin sowing seeds indoors now. Lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and cucumbers are just a few of the vegetables you may want to sow indoors now.

Outdoors you can plant early seed potatoes, shallot, onion or garlic sets and asparagus crowns.

Prune old growth from any of your perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and sage. These, by the way are easy and fun to grow along with many annual herbs.

Check with our knowledgeable sales associates for help starting or maintaining a vegetable garden.

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.