Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Home Delivery Service Updates

 DELVERY SERVICE CHANGES
We are temporarily reducing our Delivery fee in Winnipeg and close surrounding areas.
For small orders under $75 the delivery fee is now only $5.
For orders over $75 the delivery is FREE.
 
We will be adding more items daily to our online store. But feel free to call the shop (204)488-5042 and we can take an order over the phone for delivery.
 
Orders can be paid online, or by credit card.
 
We will arrange:
no - contact deliveries using texts or phone calls to confirm we have arrived.
Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions.
 
At this point we are still open to the public from Monday to Friday from 10 AM - 4 PM.
Thank you to all of our valued customers.
 
The staff and management at Jensen Nursery and Garden Center
 
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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Covid - 19 Update

 To our Valued Customers, Co Workers and Families:

As the Covid-19 situation unfolds, please be assured that we are taking the appropriate steps to ensure the Health and Safety of our Customers and Employees.
At this time, we will remain open to the public.
However, we will not be hosting our Annual Spring seminar.  We feel this is the best decision for our customers, staff and families.
We will remain positive and continue to plan for the beautiful spring that lays ahead. 
Sincerely, 
The Staff and Management at Jensen Nursery and Garden Center.
 
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Spring Seminars - Saturday April 4th

FREE Spring Seminar Day - Save the date!
Saturday April 4th, 2020

We are just in the planning stages right now.
We will have a few seminars, a planting workshop and a free lunch! Registration will be for the full day or individual seminars.
Details coming soon!
peony bulbs
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Thursday, October 03, 2019

Fall Yard Care Products

 Fall Product Highlights
 
Claybuster
 
Is a combination of calcium, sulphur and humic acid that will break up heavy clay particles present in soils, 
allowing roots of plants to seek out rich nutrients that are usually abundant in such soils.  One bag will cover 1000 sq feet.
 
Peat Moss
Adding 1-2 inch of peat moss to your flowers bed will increase the soil’s water retention, improve the soil structure and promote good drainage.  
Peat moss does not contain many nutrients, but it will improve you soils nutrient retention ability.
 
Peat moss can also be used cover your tender perennial and shrubs, such as some hydrangea varieties and roses.
 
 
Manure or Compost 
In addition to adding peat moss to the beds, manure and compost are also an excellent amendment.  These products will add nutrients to the soil.  
This will in turn promote good root and plant growth next spring. 
 
In total you can apply 1-2 inches of materials on top of your existing soil.  Once applied it is a good idea to till or turn the soil to mix the 
amendments with the existing soils.
 
Turkey Trott
Turkey Trott is a granular, organic fertilizer that will build up in your soil, improving it year by year.  
It can be used in gardens, flower beds and on the lawn.  A little goes a long way. A 10 kg bag is equal to one cubic yard of manure.
 
 
GARDENSTRAW
Come late October it is essential to mulch your perennials and shrubs.  This will help them over winter.  We suggest the use of GARDEN STRAW.  
This comes as a clean, weed, pest and disease free product.  It will help protect those tender perennials as well as keep moisture in the ground.  
And because the seeds have been removed GARDENSTRAW does not attract rodents.  Garden straw can then be tilled into the soil next spring adding 
nutrients and aeration.  
Garden Straw can also be left on top of the soil all season long.  It will help keep weeds from germinating.  It will help keep the soil cool and 
moist in the hot summer. 
 
GARDENSTRAW can also be used when seeding an area.  A thin layer of straw will help keep grass seed in place, keep the soil moist and protected from harsh
winter conditions.
 
GARDENSTRAW is a clean alternative to peat moss for covering your tender plants.
 
Skoot
As the leaves turn and start falling and the grass gets covered with snow, your friendly neighbourhood deer, rabbits, voles and other critters start
seeing your plants as their next buffet. It is very important to protect your plants.  Especially frit trees and shrubs and cedars.  Although animals will 
eat almost any type of plant if they are hungry enough.  
 
Skoot is a repellent that was developed to taste bad to the animals, after one taste they won't come back for more.  It is can be 
applied  once the trees and shrubs are dormant.  But before it gets below zero during the day time.
 
You can apply Skoot by painting the undiluted product directly on the bark or by diluting it with equal parts of water and 
spraying it on the plants using a pump sprayer.  This is the easiest way by far.
For shrubs, you want to apply a light spray of Skoot starting at the base of the plant and going approximately four to five feet high.
You have to picture how high up can a rabbit reach when it is sitting on top of the snow in mid winter.  
 
For trees you want a light spray on all sides of the trunk and on the lower branches again in the 4-5 ft range.  Make sure that you get 
all sides of the trunk.  
 
SKOOT Repellent for Rabbits, Mice and Deer concentrate when applied, will protect on an 
average the following number of plants, according to size: 
 
 Age Approx. Height Trees/litre 
 
 1yr. 0.3-0.5 metres 250-400 
 2yr. 0.5-1.0 metres 125-200 
 3yr. 1.0-2.0 metres 60-100 
 4yr. 1.0-2.5 metres 40-60 
 5yr. 2.0-4.0 metres 20-40
 
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Making Kombucha Tea

We had a awesome seminar on September 14th on how to make Kombucha tea. For more information here is Joanne's contact information. 
 
Joanne Single 
Sipology Consultant 
204-791-4689
 
To make Kombucha, use clean equipment (dishwasher/boiling water) and clean hands.
 
You need:
-1 SCOBY with starter liquid (can be ordered from Joanne)
-7-8 tea bags (plain black tea or green tea)
 
-1 cup natural cane sugar
-6 cups boiling water
-6 cups cool water
 
Pour 6 cups boiling water, 8 tea bags and 1 cup sugar in glass jar.   Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Allow tea to steep all day or overnight.  Remove tea bags and add remaining 6 cups cold water.  
Add your SCOBY with the starter liquid from the package.


Let sit at room temperature with tea towel and elastic band to cover, for a maximum of one week.  Any longer and kombucha will start to taste like vinegar.
 

























After 1 week, take SCOBY out and put in glass bowl with 1 cup liquid (starter liquid for next batch).  Strain kombucha from gallon jar into pitchers.  
You can drink the kombucha at this point or do a second fermentation.  If you are done at this point keep it in fridge in sealed bottles.  
 
New first fermentation:
Make new batch as before with SCOBY from glass bowl and 1 cup of reserved (starter) liquid.
 
Second fermentation:
Strain Kombucha(without SCOBY) in another gallon jar for 3 to 4 days with flavouring.  Leave in warm place with sealed lid.  Not a tea towel.  Once it is done
bottle and refrigerate.
 
 
Flavourings:
-sprig of fresh herb
-handful of fruit - apple, pear, orange
-1-2” piece of peeled fresh ginger, sliced.
 
 
Important: Never put Kombucha with SCOBY in refrigerator. Never put your SCOBY in a plastic or metal container.  SCOBYs do not like the cold.  And remember that Jensen’s Nursery sells all types of fruit trees and shrubs so you can have your own Kombucha factory!!!
 
 
 
Jennifer - Jensen’s Nursery
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