Once you’ve harvested your first crop of delicious organic vegetables and herbs, you’ll never want to eat supermarket produce again. A tomato picked green, transported long distances, and force-ripened with ethylene gas can never…
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 […]
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….
Composting is a great way to turn your worthless kitchen scraps and yard debris into a valuable soil amendment, and it’s also great for the environment. Consider, for example, the composting program in operation at the …..
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Starting vegetable seeds indoors is the least expensive way to grow your own vegetables and it can also be tremendously fun and satisfying. The best gardens start with a plan. Measure your garden space. If the soil is still workable in the fall, it’s a good time to prepare your garden spot, adding manure, adjusting […]
When you think of herbs, you probably don’t consider harvest time, since most gardeners clip herbs throughout the growing season for culinary use. But as the end of the summer nears, and the first frost threatens to kill less hardy herbs, consider clipping the remaining leaves for drying, freezing, or preserving in oils and infusions. […]
One of the prettiest ways to decorate a shaded garden or patio has always been with the tenacious Impatiens. Certainly, after a season they start to get leggy and decidedly less attractive. However, in the time when they’re at their finest, they bloom bright and pretty and are quite colorful. But several years ago, annual […]
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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 […]