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A nortex presentation sound test

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  3. 3. Who is Nortex?<br />-Third generation family owned wholesale nursery located in Wylie, TX.<br />-Growing quality herbs and color since 1972.<br />-Long time member of TNLA and Go Texan organizations.<br />-Founder and exclusive grower of BlueLabelHerbs.<br />
  4. 4. What else do we grow?<br />
  5. 5. Growing Trend - Urban Gardening<br />Family activity.<br />Knowing what you eat.<br />Connecting to the land.<br />Environmental responsibility.<br />Sense of accomplishment.<br />
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  7. 7. Understanding the seasonal herb cycle.<br />Key Factors<br />-Annual vs. Perennial<br />-Where to Plant<br />-Container vs. In the Ground<br />-Texas Conditions<br />
  8. 8. Annuals<br />Perennials<br />Vs.<br />-Traditionally live one year or less. Cool season/hot season.<br />-Live longer than a year, but not forever. Evergreen/Deciduous<br />Perennials<br />Basil, Sweet<br />Rosemary, Hardy<br />
  9. 9. Location. Location. Location.<br />What’s your plan?<br />-What do you want to get from your herbs?<br />Size Matters.<br />-Permanent? Mature size?<br />How much sun is a good thing?<br />-Overexposure/Underexposure.<br />Dangers of poor placement.<br />-Invasive? Aggressive? <br />Dill going to seed<br />
  10. 10. Containers<br />In the Ground. <br />vs.<br />-Drainage.<br />-Mobility. <br />-Moisture Control.<br />-Easier accessibility.<br />-Decorative motif<br />-What’s your soil composition?<br />-Less maintenance required.<br />-Less feeding required.<br />-Not as confining.<br />-Several great accent plants for the landscape.<br />
  11. 11. Lucky Zones 7B/8A<br />Environmental volatility offers opportunity.<br />1)February/March <br /> – Cool Season<br />2)April/May <br /> – Equal Opportunity<br />3)June thru September <br /> – Some like it hot.<br />4)October/November <br /> – Cool Season/ Lets go inside<br />5)December/January <br /> –Evergreen appreciation/Planning<br />
  12. 12. February through March<br />Buy your annuals and perennials today!<br />-Get a head start on your annuals. Put them on a windowsill or under grow lights.<br />-Perennials only need a couple days to acclimate outside. Set them out when there will be 2 days of no freeze.<br />-You can use them now if you pinch them.<br />Follow your plan remembering the key factors <br />-Annual vs. Perennial<br />-Where to Plant<br />-Container vs. In the Ground<br />-Texas Conditions<br />Watercress<br />
  13. 13. Blue Label Herbs’February/March Selections<br />Annuals:<br />Parsley<br />Cilantro<br />Dill<br />Perennials:<br />Oregano<br />Rosemary<br />Thyme<br />
  14. 14. April through May<br />Lets spice up the variety. What does Calloway’s have now?<br />Last call for cool season annuals.<br />-Do you have enough Dill for you and the butterflies?<br />-How much salsa can you make?<br />Time to transplant your Hot Season Annuals.<br />-The freezes are over. <br />- April and May are great months for all herbs.<br />-Review your plan.<br />-Where is the shade? How is your drainage?<br />
  15. 15. Blue Label Herbs’April/May Selections<br />Annuals:<br />Basil, Genovese Sweet<br />Basil, Lime<br />Basil, Red Rubin<br />Perennials:<br />Chives<br />Sage<br />Mint<br />
  16. 16. June through July<br />Cool Season Annuals…<br /><ul><li>Start struggling in July. This is NOT your fault!
  17. 17. If they made it this far you have a green thumb.
  18. 18. Cut them back as needed to keep a clean garden.</li></ul>Perennials growth slows in the heat. <br />More water? Yes, please.<br />Need more Basil? Try a new variety!<br />
  19. 19. Blue Label Herbs’June/July Selections<br />Annuals:<br />Catnip<br />Stevia<br />French Tarragon<br />Perennials:<br />Echinacea<br />Mexican Mint Marigold<br />Lavender<br />
  20. 20. August through September<br />Careful, they may be bluffing!<br />-Heat stress will make leaves appear dry. Check the soil first.<br />Water in the mornings to keep leaves from scorching. <br />Containers should have afternoon shade to keep roots from cooking. <br />Basil, Red Rubin<br />
  21. 21. Blue Label Herbs’August/September Selections<br />Hot Annuals:<br />Eucalyptus<br />Lemon Verbena<br />Rue<br />Pineapple Sage<br />
  22. 22. October through November<br />Preparing for the cool nights of 7B and 8A.<br />-As the temperatures drop below 40 hot season annuals struggle.<br />-If they are in containers, bring them in. Otherwise, clean up.<br />-If you don’t have plants in containers, now is a good time to start them.<br />Fill in the spaces with cool season annuals or perennials.<br />Nasturtium, Alaskan Mix<br />
  23. 23. Blue Label Herbs’October/November Selections<br />Annuals:<br />Parsley<br />Fennel<br />Swiss Chard<br />Perennials:<br />Germander<br />Rosemary<br />Oregano<br />Thyme<br />
  24. 24. December through January<br />There’s work to be done.<br />-Cut back dormant perennials and maintain evergreens.<br />-Clean up fallen leaves to prevent smothering.<br />Now what?<br />-Evergreen Perennials are still available for harvest! <br />-Windowsill herbs!<br />Planning<br />-Year in review. What worked? What didn’t?<br />-What can I do different this year?<br />-Are there varieties I want to try?<br />
  25. 25. Blue Label Herbs’December/January Selections<br />Windowsills:Basil, Chives, Dill, Parsley, Mint, Cilantro<br />
  26. 26. Start Now!<br />-Remember, late February/early March is a great time to plant perennials and start your cool season annuals.<br />-You can also put together a windowsill collection.<br />-Calloway’s has a great cool season herb selection on hand.<br />