Timing is everything, especially when it comes to gardening. If you plan your spring plantings around the average last frost date in your region, you’re sure to have an ideal garden season. We’ll help you with reminders about when to plant seeds indoors, and when it’s safe to plant seedlings outdoors….
GMOs: Here to Stay, For Better or Worse Do you like the idea of a strawberry with a fish gene spliced into it? We don’t either. But genetic engineering is here to stay, and we feel it’s important that our customers understand a little bit about it so that, as informed citizens, we can try […]
Bacterial wilt, unfortunately, is very common. This destructive disease sometimes causes the complete loss of your cucumber, cantaloupe, squash or pumpkin plants before you’ve even had a chance to see one tiny fruit develop. The symptoms start as leaves or groups of leaves wilt, followed by entire
It might not be very Zen to rush your garden’s produce, but it sure is gratifying to speed the first ripe tomatoes and peppers to harvest time by a month. And now gardeners everywhere can extend their growing season, planting earlier and continuing to harvest long after the first frost. Season Starter™ employs a simple […]
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SUHWEEEET! FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL SWEET POTATO MONTH Did you know the sweet potato has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years? Native to Central and South America, this colorful, nutritious and delicious root vegetable is amazingly popular around the world, but its flavor and versatility are just now regaining renown in the U.S. Sweet […]
Spring’s on the Way… REALLY! Spring will be here before you know it. Spring seems to sneak up on us kind of like Christmas. We look forward to it with anticipation and can’t wait until it gets here, but when it does, we find ourselves stressed by the never-ending things we need to do or […]
FUCHSIA FRENZY! Hardier and easier to grow than you may think, Fuchsia Plants are actually a small woody shrub that produces colorful, tropical, delicate-looking blossoms in a myriad of colors. Sometimes called Lady’s Eardrops, the botanical name, Fuchsia (FEW-sha), is most often used…though it is often misspelled, has various pronunciations and has been the subject […]
When buying seeds and plants, gardeners can choose between open-pollinated and hybrid varieties. In this newsletter we’ll fill you in on the differences between the two, including heirlooms, a type of open-pollinated plant.
How Many Pickled Peppers Did Peter Piper Pick? Let’s find out! Right now you can pre-order enough pepper plants to create a peck (1/4 bushel), though you’ll fit more in that peck if they’re pickled. The good news is that right now you will SAVE 15% on every single pepper plant you order. You just have to […]
Did You Miss Out on Our Fall Strawberry Sale? No Worries: We Have Spring Strawberry Plants for Sale! You don’t have to wait until fall to plant strawberry plants, and by ordering plants now you’ll have strawberries at the same time next year as you would if you had waited until fall. Your spring-planted strawberry […]