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12-30-22. Welcoming 2023. Discount - one day left. A New Year Fairy Tale. Last chance to stock up on Sunshine Boosters at a lower price.

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Welcoming 2023
End of the Year Discount, one day left.
22% off until the end of 2022!
A New Year Fairy Tale: Plants and Cats grow well together
Cold protection for tropical plants
Last chance to stock up on Sunshine Boosters at a lower price

Welcoming 2023

Cat sitting on shelf with tropical flowers

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone, but here we are... Let's leave the challenges of the old year behind and embrace the new opportunities that the new year brings.

As tropical gardeners, we have the unique privilege of being able to cultivate and enjoy the beauty and bounty of nature. With hard work and a little bit of luck, we can make this year even better than the last. Let's make the most of the new year by tending to our gardens with care and dedication, and by sharing the joy of gardening with others.

Here's to a new year filled with lush, green plants, ripe and juicy tropical fruit, and plenty of sunshine. To a healthy, happy, fruitful, and prosperous 2023!

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Jacaranda tree flowers

Photo above: Jacaranda - one of the most impressive and wanted ornamental trees. Jacaranda trees are known for their stunning purple flowers, which bloom in late spring and early summer. These trees trees are a beautiful and versatile addition to any garden, and their striking purple flowers are sure to add a splash of color to any landscape.

Plants and Cats grow well together

Cat and houseplants in bath tub

A New Year Fairy Tale

Once upon a New Year's Eve, a gardener named Jamie was tending to her house plants and tropical fruit trees when she noticed that one of her cats had gotten into the potting soil. The gardener gently scolded the cat and cleaned up the mess, but as she was watering the plants, she noticed that they seemed to be flourishing.
Jamie couldn't believe her eyes - her plants and fruit trees had never looked so healthy and vibrant. She couldn't help but wonder if the cat's presence had something to do with it.
>From then on, Jamie made sure to include the cat in her gardening routine. She even named one of her fruit trees after the mischievous feline.
As the years passed, the Jamie's indoor garden and tropical fruit tree grove became the envy of all who saw it. And every New Year's Eve, the gardener and the cat would celebrate together, surrounded by the beautiful plants and delicious fruit that had brought them so much joy.

Cat and tropical fruit

Cold protection for tropical plants

greenhouse and cold protection covers on tropical plants

Pushing the limits of tropical gardening

The year is almost over but the winter is not. This Christmas weekend at our farm we had it down to 30F. As a tropical gardener, winter can be challenging, especially if you grow plants outside of tropical zones.

greenhouse with tropical plants

To protect your garden from the cold, consider the following:

1. Monitor freeze watches and be prepared to take action if necessary.
2. Create temporary structures like mini-greenhouses using PVC pipes, carport frames, or bamboo sticks to support covers.
3. Use covers such as frost cloth, cardboard boxes, blankets, and bed sheets.
4. Use Christmas lights and other heating elements, including propane heaters, to keep plants warm.
5. Add a layer of heavy mulch around plant trunks to protect them from the cold.
6. Apply plant bio stimulants that improve cold hardiness, such as Sunshine Epi, Sunshine-Si, and Sunshine Superfood.

At TopTropiicals B-Farm, we sprayed our plants with a special cold hardiness treatment and covered and wrapped everything we could. We also moved cold sensitive species inside greenhouses. All of our plants are looking great and happy!

Mulching mango trunks and using Christmas lights for cold protection

Photo above: Mulching mango trunks and using Christmas lights for cold protection

Read more about this special treatment plan: Cold Hardiness Improvement Kit.

Covering plants during cold night

Plastic warm house wrapping

Photo above: Temporary wrapping of a section of a greenhouse with a plastic or frost cloth protects from a windchill. It may also win you a few degrees even without a heater. In this particular case, according to our temp sensors, it was 30F outside, and 41F inside this "dome", no heaters used.


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Sunshine Boosters are natural, amino acid-based liquid fertilizers made with only the highest quality ingredients. Starting in 2023, the pricing for Sunshine Boosters will be adjusting to reflect the increasing cost of supplies. This is your last chance to stock up on Sunshine Boosters before the end of the year! Sunshine Boosters are safe to use year around, with every watering.

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