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When you receive a new shipment of seedlings, you may not be 100% ready to plant them right when you get them. Be it due to the weather or a conflict in your schedule, we wanted to offer you a few tips on how to successfully store your seedlings until you’re ready to plant.
When it comes to new seedling growers, there are a lot of things to keep in mind before diving into growing your seedlings. We’ve put together the top 5 things new growers should do before starting their business in order to create successful, flourishing conifers.
Canadian Hemlock (also called Eastern Hemlock or Tsuga canadensis) is often known for its beautiful, majestic size and shape, with the potential to live over 800 years and grow up to 70 feet tall.
Cultivating genetically superior seedlings takes close care and consideration throughout every step of the growing cycle.
Every year at Vans Pines Nursery, we evaluate top issues to tackle in the following year. This past year, in particular, weed management was a big source of frustration for us.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) recently announced that the first confirmed case of the invasive species, Spotted Lanternfly was found within the state.
Mile-a-Minute weed – a name appropriate for this invasive species – has recently been found in the state of Michigan at the Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center.
Winter in Michigan used to be quite predictable. It typically wasn't uncommon to have bitter-cold temperatures and tons of snow. However, lately we are observing winters with well below average snowfall and thawing events followed by an extreme frost.
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Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Least Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Least Care