Looking for railroad ties for your next outdoor project? Look no further than J&N Feed and Seed. We’ve got them in-stock at J&N Feed. Railroad ties lend a raw, natural beauty to any landscaping project. Ties can be used as functional elements or for decorative accents. Construct beautiful fences, corrals, chutes, steps, retaining walls, flower boxes, borders, and walkways with ties. Use ties for construction applications instead of brick, cinder block, or synthetic materials. Ties can also be used in combination with other materials to create a variety of attractive textures and designs. # 1-grade rail road ties are the best-used ties you can buy, with three good, solid sides and moderate imperfection. Come see us for all your landscaping needs.
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CapShield Plus Flea Treatment and Preventative for Dogs and Cats are one of the most effective over-the-counter flea preventing and repelling tablets for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens 2 pounds of body weight or greater and 8 weeks of age and older. CapShield Plus is a combination of Nitenpyram and Lufenuron. The two products when used together kill adult fleas and prevent flea eggs from hatching. CapShield Plus comes in a 6 month supply and is sourced and packaged in the USA. Pick up CapShield Plus at J&N Feed and Seed and be flea free all summer long!
Available in the following sizes:
Puppies and Small Dogs – 2 to 10 lbs.
Puppies and Small Dogs – 11 to 25 lbs.
Medium Dogs – 26 to 45 lbs.
Medium and Large Dogs – 46 to 90 lbs.
6 MONTH SUPPLY
A single dose of CapShield Plus can be provided once monthly as needed, or once monthly for
continued supplementation/protection. CapShield Plus capsules are recommended for dogs 8 weeks or older.
Active Ingredient: Each capsule contains 11.3 mg of Nitenpyram and 45 mg of Lufenuron
Pick up CapShield Plus Flea Treatment and Preventative at J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas. We carry a full line of pet supplies, feeds and supplements to keep your pets happy and healthy.
Have you heard about the new, 100 lb fish feeder from All Seasons Feeders? ASF is proud to introduce our new 100lb D.A.M. Fish Feeder, and we stock them at J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas. This Directional Aquatic Management (D.A.M.) feeder is perfect for feeding fish from the pier or pond dam or can be used as a directional corn feeder. It comes with our new Directional Air Drive unit the can blow fish feed up to 60+ feet. The base of the feeder comes with skids for easy mounting to a dock, or it can be staked down to the side of your pond dam. Feeder base tilts up to 45˙ to accommodate the slope of your pond dam. Holds 100 lbs of fish feed. Corn can be used in the unit as well. It comes with ASF Timer, 12v battery, and 12v solar panel.
- Easy-adjust 45-degree tilt for pond dam slope adjustment
- Multiple setting for distance adjustment
- Fish feed approx. distance (L-40’, M-50’, H-60’)
- Corn approx. distance (L-50’, M-60’, H-70’+)
- Easy to fill at 45” tall
- Varmint proof
- 100% Heavy-duty galvanized construction
- 1/8” Galvanized skid stand
- Base measures 32″x 32″
- Holes on skids for mounting to dock or dam
• 12v Directional Air Drive Unit
• The Timer
• 12v Battery
• 12v Solar
Your tomato plants are in the ground, the weather is warming up and the plants are growing! What’s next? While not all tomato plants need to be supported, most will benefit from it unless you are growing dwarf or short bush varieties of plants. For tomatoes that will grow to taller heights, we recommend that you take the time to stake them. While it does take some extra work there are many benefits:
- It saves space in your garden. You can grow more plants in the surrounding area.
- It helps keep them clean, avoid rot and disease.
- You’ll get an earlier harvest with larger tomatoes.
- It’s easier to pick the tomatoes and work around staked plants.
How to Stake
When you stake a tomato plant, try to put the stake on the prevailing downwind side so the plant will lean against it when the wind is blowing hard.
Six-to eight-foot-high stakes are good for most tomatoes, although you can make do with shorter four- to five-foot stakes, if necessary. Put the stakes in the ground right after you’ve set out the plants. Drive them about a foot into the soil, three to five inches away from the plant. Remember not to put the stake on the root side of trench-planted tomatoes. As the plant grows, tie a strip of cloth, nylon stocking or coated wire tightly to the stake and loosely around the plant in a figure-eight fashion. Leave at least an inch or two of slack. Add more ties as needed as the plant grows up the stake.
Stop by our store for your gardening supplies. We options available for your plants including stakes, circular cages or trellises. We also have fertilizer, hoses and everything you need to keep your garden growing!
If you can start a garden, you can raise bees and we can help! Considering all the buzz about beekeeping right now, you might be thinking of jumping in and starting your own hive. As you would when with bringing a new animal to your farm or home, it can be tough to know whether you’ll eventually regret your decision addition or celebrate it. So with this mind, what does it take to keep bees? Before you jump into beekeeping, here are a few points to consider: the right questions to ask, the equipment you’ll need, and, finally, how to choose the right bees.
Should you keep bees?
Check your local ordinances for keeping bees to make sure there are no restrictions in your area for beekeeping. Obviously, bees should be kept away from outdoor areas frequented for outdoor activity or recreation. Also, make sure you and your family members or anyone who would be living near the bees does not have any known allergic reactions to bee stings. This issue alone is probably the deal breaker if you or a family member have any reactions to insect stings.
Why Keep Bees?
Of course, collecting honey the bees produce is the obvious goal, but there’s a little more to beekeeping than producing honey. Beekeeping is good for your garden and crops, too. They help pollinate vegetables and flowers and may help your yields.
Honey, honeybees, beeswax, and other bee-related products like propolis tincture and beeswax-based beauty products can be a great supplement to a homestead or farm income and can even form the basis of your farm’s business. Many small farmers find bees to be a rewarding and productive means of income. Beekeeping may qualify for an agricultural exemption on property taxes under Texas law. To learn more about beekeeping in Texas, go to the Texas Beekeepers Association website here.
Little Giant Beekeeping Supplies are available at J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas.
Keep your lawn or fields looking great with our full line of Workhorse Spot Sprayers from J & N Feed. Offering sprayers from 5 gallons to 40 gallons, Workhorse Spot Sprayers provide high-quality spray setups for lawns, gardens, driveways, ponds, orchards, pastures, fence rows, and food plots.
Green Leaf equipped this sprayer with a sturdy polyethylene tank. A large fill opening means less chance of spilling your expensive solutions. The PowerFlo™ 2200-Series pump allows for pressure adjustments from 0 to 60 PSI. Maximum PSI products a strong stream of up to 30 feet at 2 gallons per minute!
Workhorse Spot Sprayers include a pistol-grip handgun. It’s outfitted this with a 15-foot hose and an adjustable brass tip. An 8-foot wiring harness includes battery clips and switch. They also equipped this sprayer with an inline shut-off for a quick on/off spray.
Easily turn your ATV or trailer into a sprayer vehicle with the WorkHorse Boom Kit.
April can be a tricky month with the weather here in Texas. This year we had some cold nights in March, so you may have delayed your tomato planting. In order to get a nice summer harvest we recommend getting them planted soon. But if you’ve delayed until mid-April, here are some tips:
Which varieties are best? Choose your varieties carefully. With a late planting date, it becomes most important that you avoid the huge types like Big Boy, Beefsteak and others. They simply aren’t going to set fruit when temperatures climb above 90. There’s some type of physiological issue that prevents them from doing so, and that same problem stops fruit set when it’s below 70 degrees at night. You’ll be doing well to get five or six fruits from these types that were bred for the Midwest.
Thanks to seed company mergers and the ongoing quest for something new, you’ll also find many of your old favorite tomato varieties are no longer available. Carnival, Merced and 444 are just a few of the types that have disappeared from the market.
What are the best types? Small to mid-sized fruit. In order of increasing size, your shopping list should include Red Cherry, Red or Yellow Pear, Sweet 100 and other super-sweet types, Porter, Roma, Super Fantastic and Celebrity. Look for stout transplants in 4-inch pots. They should be 6 to 8 inches tall, and they need to be toughened to withstand sunlight and wind. If you’ve already planted tomatoes, and if you don’t have any of these smaller types, you still have time to add a few in.
How should I prepare the soil? Set your plants into well-prepared garden soil to which you have added several inches of organic matter (compost, pine bark mulch, rotted manure and sphagnum peat moss, among others). Plant in beds that have been raised by 5 or 6 inches to ensure good drainage should we have extended periods of rainy weather. Set the plants out 42 to 48 inches apart in rows that are 60 inches apart. If you have transplants that are slightly leggy, dig a shallow trench for each plant and plant it at a 45-degree angle. It will form adventitious roots along the portion of the stem that you plant below grade. Water the plants as soon as you have them all set out.
What are some key points for growing? Keep the plants off the ground as they begin to grow. Cages you can buy in stores are usually too small for Texas tomato plants. Your plants would probably grow up and out of them before you really started to harvest your crop. It’s much better, instead, to put 5-foot-tall wire cages around every plant. Concrete reinforcing wire works best. Cut it into 54-inch lengths, so that each cage will be approximately 17 inches in diameter. Allow all the “suckers” (branches) to develop, and keep them pushed back within the cages. They will shade the ripening tomatoes and protect them from sunscald.
You can also grow tomatoes in patio pots, as long as they’re large enough to allow normal root growth. In most cases, that will mean 7- or 10-gallon pots, and you’ll want to fill them with a lightweight, highly organic potting soil. Remember that potted tomato plants will dry out much more quickly than their in-ground counterparts, so prepare to water them frequently. Tomatoes that are allowed to wilt badly, whether in pots or in the ground, will typically develop blossom-end rot. The ends of the fruits away from the stems will have brown, sunken spots that will ruin the fruit quality completely.
What about pests? The prime pests of spring tomatoes, in order of their appearance, will be aphids, early blight and spider mites. Aphids are already showing up. They’re small pear-shaped insects that congregate on the newest growth. They’re not the worst pests you might encounter, but you’ll still want to keep them washed off with a hard stream of water. You can also eliminate them with most general-purpose insecticides that are labeled for vegetables.
Early blight usually shows up in mid-May. Thumbprint-sized, bright yellow blotches show up on the bottom-most leaves. Left unchecked, it then spreads up the stems. Keep the foliage as dry as you can, and apply a labeled fungicide to stop its spread. When grooming your plants, take care not to carry the fungal spores to healthy plants via your hands.
Spider mites typically appear about three weeks after you see early blight, so that usually means mid-June in our part of Texas. Lower leaves will have fine light tan mottling, and the discoloration will quickly spread up the stems. By the time you see fine webs between the leaves, you will have waited too long. If you want to confirm early outbreaks, thump a suspect leaf over a sheet of white paper. If you see tiny specks starting to move about freely, those are the mites. Most general-purpose insecticides will offer some degree of control.
Source: Neil Sperry, Time for Tomatoes
Spring marks the beginning of fire ant season, when warm weather and frequent rains brings the ants above ground where they build dirt mounds that dot the Texas landscape like a terrestrial pox. For us here in the Lone Star State, fire ant season can stretch well into fall. These little red pests may look harmless, but their bites can be devastating, as they sometimes overwhelm and kill newborn livestock, wildlife and can even cause anaphylactic shock to some humans.
Fire ants can re-infest from long distances and the reproductive potential is great, so it is important to treat not only the mound, but also the surrounding areas in your yard to stay ahead of them! At J&N Feed, we’ve got two options for fire ant control. Treating early and often is the key to controlling these pests.
Over’N Out! Advanced – Stop the fire ants early with Over’N Out! Advanced fire ant killer from GardenTech. The deep-penetrating and odorless formula kills the pesky pest and their queen. Treat the mounds to kill fire ants fast, then apply the ready to use granules to your yard to prevent new mounds for 6 months. The 11.5 lb. bag covers up to 5000 sq. ft.
Hi-Yield Fire Ant Control may be used in a variety of exterior settings include fields, pastures, recreational, residential and landscaped turf, for excellent control of fire ants. To get the best results, apply the product around dawn or dusk, because that is when the ants are most active.
If you’re using a mineral form of fly control, like Wind and Rain Storm Fly Control Mineral, consistent intake is key. Calculate consumption to know if cattle are eating enough mineral to control the flies. Aim to hit the target intake listen on your feed tag. Target intake for loose mineral is two or four ounces per head per day if you are using either low salt or complete cattle mineral formula. Mineral tub target intake is six to eight ounces per head per day.
Remember, the active ingredient in Wind and Rain Storm Fly Control Mineral, Altosid IGR only prevents hatching of new flies. It does not control existing flies. If you start using fly control mineral after flies are present, you’ll need other methods to combat adult flies. Work with your veterinarian or animal health supplier to find another method like spray or pour-on.
Source: Purina Checkpoint – By Kent Tjardes
You know it’s Springtime with the fresh vegetable plants arrive! Our greenhouse is fully stocked with fresh plants for this time of year! We carry a variety of vegetable plants including squash, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and much more. We also carry select locally grown vegetables, heirloom vegetables, perennials, and beautiful hanging baskets as well. Prefer to start your garden from seeds? We’ve got a great selection garden seeds in regular and organic varieties.
Make J&N Feed and Seed your one stop for all your garden supplies including mulch, fertilizer, compost, seeds (including organic), and plants! Looking to plant an organic garden or raised bed garden? We can help! We carry a variety of organic garden options. Stop by J&N Feed and Seed this Spring to speak with our Garden Experts!
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