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Koi In The News | Carters Nursery, Pond and Patio | Jackson, TN

I post seasonal Koi information, temperatures and best practices for your Koi’s health every year about this time. Sure enough, we have made another trip around the Sun and it’s Spring time again! 😊 People are already asking “can we start feeding our Koi now”… I always tell em’ to Check your Pond thermometer & “Remember the rule of 50”! 

A simple floating Pond Thermometer is a ‘Must Have’ in a Koi Pond! Remember the rule of 50! | Carters Nursery, Pond and Patio | Jackson, TN

“I’ve been hawking my Pond Thermometer these last couple of weeks! The temperature of the water has been slowly rising as the days get longer and we approach Spring. As usual, I will start the feeding season with Cool Temp Koi Food when the water temperature has stabilized at 50 + degrees. The “rule of 50” I like to call it…

I’m always ready for Feeding Time! I love to feed my “Pond Babies”!

This is my favorite season of the year! Everything is waking up! Including my KOI! They have been VERY active! Literally begging for food 🐟 It’s so hard to wait… But, it’s part of the process & it’s so important for our finned friends health and well being.

Start your Koi by feeding a quality Cold/Cool Water Food. They are cold blooded and it’s really important to get them off to a proper start.

So, to wrap it up…

The Rule of 50 = Let the water temp stabilize for a week at 50+ degrees Fahrenheit before you start to feed your koi in the Spring. AND, when you do start back to feeding, use a quality, Cool Season Koi Food! And don’t over feed! Happier days are here again.

Happy Pondering 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s a beautiful morning! It feels like Spring  out here 😊 I sat down by this waterfall for a minute and ended up taking a little video of the sound and movement of the water. Such a soothing, Zen like feeling you get from sitting by a Waterfall…

Sitting down by a Waterfall relaxes your mind and then your body follows. Your heart rate drops, you relax… Waterfalls have a bit of magic about them 💥

I hope this little snippet makes you smile this morning 😊 Have a great day!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Horrible, But Nostalgic Memories…What? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Is there something that you can think of that the smell or taste of it would make you sick? I have to confess, I do! When I was a kid, health was a big deal in my family! Eating right, wearing comfortable shoes, getting the proper sleep, brushing your teeth & being “regular” in the bathroom were all stressed! If you weren’t up to snuff on any of these daily rituals, there was a cure waiting for ya’ with my Grandad! He would say, “I got just the thang to sweeten you up and make you feel good”! His remedy – Sal Hepatica!

In a way I guess this stuff made me stronger? At least it made me act stronger 😂 If you said you felt bad in front of my Grandad, he would make you take a dose of this stuff 🤢 So if he ever asked, “How ya’ feeling boy?” My response was always – “I’m feeling great, Grandad!”

Now I don’t know if any of you remember this stuff, but if you do, you will remember it well! It’s a phizzy, bubbly, salty Laxative that you drink… #1 you gotta Choke it down! It tastes HORRIBLE! #2 you better be near a toilet! Cause as soon as you drink it, “This is Happening” takes on a whole new meaning!!! 😵

I hated this stuff so bad, I always faked incredible health around grandad even if I felt like crap 😂 💩 He would strait up make you drink some Sal Hepatica! They finally stopped making it, which was a Great day in our family!

Tomorrow is my  26th wedding anniversary! This bottle was one of my presents from my wife! My “Sal Hepatica Stories” inspired my wife to buy me this old bottle for my collection 😊 You don’t know how much that makes me smile! She’s too cool! 😎

IF, any of you have a Sal Hepatica story of your own, please share it here on my blog or on my Facebook page. I’d love to hear it!

Thanks for reading to the end of this random story… Have a great day!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Waterfalls, Koi Ponds & The Ocean = Negative Ions = FEELING GOOD! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Have you ever wondered Why you feel better when you sit by a Waterfall or Lake or the Ocean? It has everything to do with Negative Ions! Read this story below for the scoop…

Just sitting by a Waterfall or a Koi Pond or a body of water for a few minutes does wonders for your health! AND makes you feel GREAT! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Standing on the beach watching the sunrise is an Awesome thing! A LOT of the good feelings you have come from the abundance of Negative Ions here 🌞

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Happy Pondering 🤔

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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