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ATTENTION CUSTOMERS

OPEN WITH OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

Garden Centers are considered “essential” per the Burnet County “Stay in Place” order on March 25th, 2020. COME GET AWAY!

In response to coronavirus concerns and with an abundance of caution, Backbone Valley Nursery has decided to remain open for our customers at this time with regular business hours. Using CDC and Texas Department of Health Guidelines, we will be cleaning and disinfecting carts, restrooms and checkout areas throughout the day and are encouraging customers to use the outdoor checkout options. We recognize the health benefits of gardening and the desire to grow your own food and will do our best to provide our services with an abundance of caution, keeping a close eye on all reports coming in from the CDC, WHO and local and state health departments. We ask that you stay at home if you are sick, maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and other customers and our staff when possible and wash or disinfect your hands often. Our staff will lead by example. We appreciate your business and your cooperation at this time of uncertainty. Please stay healthy and GARDEN ON!

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FROM THE BLOG

Determinate vs. Indeterminate Tomatoes

Determinate or Indeterminate Tomatoes When you come to Backbone Valley Nursery to peruse the many different varieties of tomatoes that we have to offer, you will see them labeled as “determinate” or “indeterminate”. What, exactly, does that mean? “Determinate” and “Indeterminate” classifications in tomatoes refers to their growth and flowering/fruiting habits, and can help you in your selection for different growing situations. “Determinate” type tomatoes flower and fruit until the very top of the plant produces flowers, then it stops growing any taller. All the fruit produced up until that time will then continue ripening. Most will ripen with in a two week period of time. Why is this important? [...]

By |January 12th, 2021|

Sick Tree Care

SICK TREE CARE The vast majority of diagnostic questions I receive each year are related to trees with health issues. Many of these issues could be avoided by proper (and consistent) care of the tree from the day it is planted. Sometimes things do go wrong, and knowing what to do can be instrumental in reviving the health of a tree. Trees have the amazing ability to “compartmentalize” diseased and damaged tissue, and to produce healthy tissue around it. If a tree has been stressed by environmental issues such as compaction in the root zone, drought stress from lack of irrigation, mechanical damage (like that caused by deer or sapsucker [...]

By |January 6th, 2021|
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