Pipkin's is so Millenial
Business Info

Store Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Address:

5035 Cooper Road

Cincinnati OH 45242

phone: 513 791 3175

 

 

 

 

Blog Archive

The Latest Pip's Picks and More 

Tuesday
Aug262014

End of Summer Sale!

It's an END OF SUMMER SALE in our GARDEN CENTER!

Right now, enjoy 25% off all perennials + shrubs + trees + pottery + statuary!

We still have a large selection of plants and hardgoods! 
We look forward to seeing you this week! 

(*sale excludes fall annuals, fall accessories, soils, and fairy garden accessories!)


Tuesday
Aug262014

Open Labor Day 10-4

Tuesday
Jul222014

Perfect Summertime Peaches!

Nothing tastes more like summer than a ripe + juicy South Carolina peach! This past July we had some beauties!

These peaches were SO delish, the juice trickled straight to your elbows!

 

Thursday
May152014

Asparagus Now!

Why now and not a month ago?  Or a month hence?

It was too cold a month ago.  The soil around the asparagus plant’s crown was too cold. The crown is the underground base of the stem from whence the roots go down and the shoots go up.  As the soil warmed up, the crown awoke and sent up shoots.  That’s the part we eat – the shoots.  And they shoot out of the ground pretty fast.  Look at this time lapse video of how fast they grow on a hot day…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8LfIiBu1SA

This is what the plant looks like if the shoots are not picked…

photography credit to Commons.wikimedia.org

Why can’t we keep picking the shoots all summer?  The crown has only so many shoots it can send up.  When they’re done, they’re done.  If all the shoots are picked there is no mature plant to feed the crown.  So the last shoots are always left to grow into the full plant which nurtures the crown for next year’s crop.

When frost hits the plant in the fall, the part above ground dies, but the crown goes dormant until the soil warms again in the spring.

- Ben Pipkin

Sunday
May042014

Local Spinach & Mushrooms

Looking for a fresh protein push? Or flavorful local mushrooms?  Check out the local spinach from Our Harvest and Morel Mushrooms from Maysville, KY!  Hurry while they last!