Savor summertime with garden-to-grill tips from Pike Nurseries.

Gear up for the summer growing season with victory gardens

By Pike Nurseries June 4, 2020

Growing produce is a simple way for beginner gardeners to start playing in the dirt! There’s no better time than summer for aspiring green thumbs to learn the basics of planting warm-weather vegetables and herbs. Pike Nurseries offers expert advice to kick-start modern-day victory gardens this summer – sure to take barbecues to the next level with homegrown, nutritious and delicious benefits. The garden center experts dish out the best Do-It-Yourself projects, plus some growing tips to ensure bountiful, homegrown goodness.

Vegetables and herbs can thrive in limited space, making them ideal for growing in raised beds, patio planters and more. Gardeners can even sneak a few of their favorite vegetables and herbs into their floral container gardens to maximize their use!

The experts recommend finding a spot that receives full or afternoon sun (at least six hours per day), or gardeners can consider planting in moveable containers to meet the required sun exposure. An amended, nutrient-rich soil is essential for vegetables and herbs to thrive and establish healthy root systems. If planting in the ground, amend native soil with a 50/50 ratio with Pike Vegetable & Flower Mix. If planting in a container, use a high-quality potting mix such as Pike Potting & Container Soil. Be sure to water thoroughly right after planting and continue to water on a consistent schedule once established, keeping the soil cool and slightly damp to the touch. Pike Nurseries recommends feeding the plants once a month in spring and summer with an organic vegetable fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer to keep them thriving!

Grilling Container Garden  Keep these container gardens on the patio near the grill or close to the kitchen to harvest at peak freshness.

Pizza Garden – Parents and children alike will love planting ingredients for their favorite food – pizza! Kids can help plant, water and harvest flavorful herbs for an extra rewarding pizza night.

Planting Tomatoes – Grow the tastiest tomatoes in town in either the ground or a pot to add to sandwiches, salads, salsa and more all summer long!

Stacked Herb Garden – Short on space? This stacked herb garden is perfect for patio gardeners to plant popular herbs like sage, oregano, mint, thyme and rosemary all in one pot.

Summer Grillers Garden – This garden plan is designed with the grill master in mind including tomatoes, squash, bell peppers and herbs.  

In an effort to keep customers safe, all Pike Nurseries locations are now exclusively offering delivery and curbside pick-up. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Customers can complete an online form or call a local store to order, and a Pike Nurseries employee-owner will return the call to personally consult on the request and finalize the order.

Pike Nursery, Buckhead
4020 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: 404-843-9578

Pike Nurseries, Acworth
3602 Cobb Parkway
Acworth, Georgia 30101
Phone: 678-574-5868

Pike Nurseries, Milton
3155 Bethany Bend
Milton, Georgia 30004
Phone: 678-433-9060

Pike Nurseries, Cumming
6050 Bethelview Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: 770-205-1737

Pike Nurseries, East Cobb
2900 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, Georgia 30062
Phone: 770-640-6468

Pike Nurseries, Suwanee
1105 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Phone: 770-271-5433

Pike Nurseries, Toco Hills
2101 LaVista Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Phone: 404-634-8604

Pike Nurseries, Marietta
1875 Roswell Road
Marietta, Georgia 30062
Phone: 770-977-3040

Pike Nurseries, Johns Creek
5795 State Bridge Road
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
Phone: 770-813-5050

Pike Nurseries, Lindbergh
2410 Camellia Lane NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Phone: 404-869-2875

Pike Nurseries, West Cobb
3431 Barrett Parkway, NW
Marietta, Georgia 30064
Phone: 770-423-1650

Pike Nurseries, Towne Lake
2475 Towne Lake Parkway
Woodstock, Georgia 30189
Phone: 770-926-3252

Please view other Pike Nurseries articles: Online Advice with Kid’s Corner, Stressless, plant more: Pike reveals top benefits of gardening, Juicy tips for tasty tomatoes, Tips for planting modern-day victory gardens, Picking the Perfect PumpkinPersonalized Container Gardens, Healthier Landscape, Heat-Loving Plants for Summer,   Garden-Themed Learningand Top essentials for a colorful spring garden.

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