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Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday:  10am - 5pm

Welcome to Jolly Lane Greenhouse

We are a Rapid City nursery that provides helpful information to both green thumbs and beginning gardeners about horticulture in the Black Hills and surrounding areas. Our garden supply center houses a variety of plant selections, including shrubs, annuals, perennials, and herbs, as well as garden décor.

At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, you'll find your senses stimulated by an extensive assortment of seasonal plants, shrubs, and trees from our garden supply centers. We have a variety of fragrant and brightly-colored foliage, bushes, evergreens, perennials, vines, ornamental grasses, and rose bushes—there's something for every season!

Jolly Lane Greenhouse has everything you need to start planning and planting your flower and vegetable seedlings. You'll find a huge selection of flower and vegetable seeds, germinating soil and trays, heating mats for germinating, marking stakes and much more.

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Seasonal Plants

Strawberries

This very popular small fruit is a herbaceous perennial.  It naturally propagates itself by means of runners that form chiefly arter the blooming season.  While some berries may form the first year, biggest yields are realized in the following years.  Started plants give you a jump on the season and can also give some fruit in the first year.

Depending on the variety, you can expect approximately one quart of berries from each plnat if it is properly cared for.  June-bearing or Spring-bearing plants produce a single crop each year and Ever-bearing plants produce one crop during normal season and another in the fall with a few friuts in between.

To prepare the soil:  Turn soil over and incorporate organic matter, such as peat moss and approximatley 1 lb. of 5-10-5 fertilizer per 100 square feet, or a complete slow-release fertilizer may be added.  Planting:  Plants may be planted either in spring or in early fall.  Plant them 8-12" apart and always cut off all runners as they appear, keeping only the original plant.  Runner production decreases the amount of fruit you will obtain.  Before planting, remove any dead or dying leaves.  Place transplant in soil to the same level as the container in which it was grown.  Firm the transplant and water well.

Keep the site as weed free as possible with shallow cultivation.  If strawberries are to be used as a perennial crop. remove flower stalks the first year to improve second year's growth.  If strawberries are to be used as an annual, flower stalks should remain on the plant.  Everbearers and June bearers will give highest yields if kept for no more than two years, and if runners are cut off as they appear.

Incorporation of slow-release fertilizer at the time of soil preparation should provide all the nutrients the plant needs.  If plants appear light green and grow poorly, 1 lb. of ammonium nitrate per 100 square feet of row may be applied.  Be sure to remove any fertilizer from leaves.  Fertilizer application in the spring may cause soft berries and reduce yield.

To insure clean fruit and a healthier more vigorous plant, a hay or planter mulch should be applied between rows.  a 3-4" layer of hay mulch can be used for winter protection in colder areas and in spring can be pushed from the plants to the rows to be used during the growing season.

Wait until the berries are fully colored:  Don't pick those with white spots.  Keep berries out of the sun once picked.  Discard any berries that have been damaged by insects or diseases.

Come in to Jolly Lane Greenhouse and pick up your strawberries.  We have bare root and 6 paks.


Events

Spring Open House

Color is bursting at Jolly Lane Greenhouse.  Join us for our annual Spring Open House, where you'll find a large selection of annuals, vegetables, hanging baskets, perennials, herbs, rose bushes and everything you need for all your landscaping!

Our outdoor nursery will be stocked with shrubs, evergreens, vines, small fruits, fruit trees and a large variety of other plants to help kick off your spring landscaping projects.

Come in and browse around the nursery, enjoy soda and hot dogs, and take advantage of our Open House specials that we will have.

We can't wait to see you there!

Jolly Lane Tips

Growing Asparagus!

The best way to grow an asparagus bed is to plant 2-year-old roots which you can get at Jolly Lane Greenhouse. 

Plant in spring once the soil has warmed up to about 50 degrees F.  Plant in well-drained soil.  Waterlogged soils will lead to root rot.  Asparagus prefers a soil with pH of 6.5 to 7.5 and will not do well if the pH is less than 6.0.  When preparing the planting bed, add 20 lbs. of a 10-20-10 (or similar) fertilizer per 1,000 square geet, tilled into the soil.  Plant crowns in a 6 inch deep trench and cover with 2 inches of loose soil.  Space the crowns about 1 1/2 feet apart in the row.  Water plants well after planting and water regularly in dry weather.  As the shoots emerge, keep adding soil around them until the trench is level again.  Do not harvest the first year.  Allow the spears to become woody and produce small branchlets that become ferns.  The ferns produce food for the plant to enhance next year's spear production.  Leave the dead fern growth over the winter.  This catches snow for additional moisture and helps keep the soil cool to dalay early emergence of asparagus throughout the winter and early spring, when temperatures rise prematurely and fall again.  Remove old fern growth by cutting or mowing as low as possible the first part of April.  If early spears are frost damaged, snap them off and discard them.  Harvest only one cutting the second year.  This will allow the plants to become well established.

Asparagus spears will start to emerge when the soil temperature reaches about 50 degrees F.  Harvest spears by snapping when they are 7 to 9 inches tall with tight tips (or when they look like the ones in the store).  Spears become woody when the tips start to loosne and "fern out".  Spears will decrease in size throughout the growing season.  Stop harvesting when the spears are too small to harvest.  Once asparagus plants are well established, the harvest can continue for up to 6 to 8 weeks a year.

When the harvest is over, snap all spears off at ground level, fertilize with a well-balanced fertilizer to supply nitrogen for good regrowth of plants.

Asparagus is very perishable and should be harvested in the morning when temperatures are cool.  Submerge the spears in ice-cold water, drain and place spears in plastic bags in the refrigerator.  Asparagus can then be kept for 1 to 2 weeks with little loss of quality.

A well maintained planting can produce for up to 15 years.




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