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5 Plants for Summer

Plants that can stand the summer heat available now at Trax Farms

Summer is upon us and so is the heat. If you are like so many people that love plants but have a hard time keeping them alive in the summer months, than you may be pleased to know that there are a great many plants which thrive in warm weather. There are several selections of plants which live in hot regions. Consider the beauty of the tropics and such places. They are iconic for their flowers and known for their hot weather. Trax Farms has a large selection of such plants, but here are 5 to get you started.

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Sweet Corn

What is so sweet about sweet corn?

The tasty delicious facts about sweet corn

There are fewer images which are iconic to a harvest farm other than corn. From the mentioning of the word farmer, I automatically start to think of vast rows of corn sprouting up with bright yellow heads ready for picking. Sweet corn is among the most common of the “yellow” corns and has fundamental differences between the traditional field corn.

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Blueberries

The Benefits of going BLUE

Build memories and fill your baskets with blueberries from Trax Farms.

We have all heard about going green, and where we do promote a healthy environment and life choices which will enrich not only your life but that of the planet, we want you to think about going blue. Specifically, consider picking some blueberries this summer. As a child I remember reading Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey and thinking how wonderful it would be to be able to go and pick berries. Since I have become an adult, I have had many opportunities to pick blueberries and I have not been disappointed once in the experience.

There are a tremendous amount of benefits that you and your family can obtain from such an outing.  Apart from the memories which your family will share from spending time together, the health benefits of blueberry consumption are enormous. Here are just a few of those benefits.

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Annuals

Phosphorus

This nutrient is good for the plant as a whole. The root system, flower, and fruit all benefit from the proper amount of phosphorus added to the soil. Like potassium this nutrient is also not as portable as nitrogen and has to be worked into the soil.

Overindulgence

Like humans, overindulging in food can be damaging to the plant. Overdoing it with the nitrogen will cause the plant to spring up quickly, but often times the leaves will have burned edges and will not look very attractive. Overfeeding can be worse than depriving the plant of the nutrients to begin with.

Plants That Grow in the Area

The warm humid summers of Pennsylvania are great for certain annuals. These annuals tend to grow throughout the summer and will last until the first frost hits. The annuals that grow in Pennsylvania work great for cut flowers. Here are some annuals that are perfect for our area.

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Herbs

Herbs

The world was once a thriving buffet of fresh fruits and vegetables. One merely had to know

what do look for and indulge in the best food the earth had to offer. With the expansion of

grocery stores packed with all sorts of process foods and chemical laden produce, many people

are getting back to their roots, so to speak, by growing their own foods once again.

While people are growing their own fruits and vegetables at increasing rates, they are also

discovering the importance of home grown herbs to take their precious produce to new

culinary heights. Herbs are easily grown in small areas so they are perfect for growing in pots or

in window grow boxes. Unlike many other forms of plants, herbs are very easy to grow. They do

not take a lot of maintenance, so they are perfect for the gardener just gaining their green

thumb.

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Contact Trax Farms

Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm

Sunday: 9 am- 6 pm

528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA 15332
(12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 88)
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Phone  412.835.3246

 

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