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Snap & Grow Greenhouse Manuals

September 10th, 2009

The snap-n-go system is designed to make assembly of the heavy-duty aluminum frame easy and error-free.  The crystal-clear SnapGlasâ„¢ panels simply slide into place and are virtually unbreakable. Here is a link for the 6’x8′ manual. Here is a link for the 8’x8′ manual.

When Should I Pick My Gourds?

September 9th, 2009

This is my first year growing gourds and I would like to know when the best time is to pick the gourds from their vine. A friend gave me an apple gourd last year and I planted them but not sure when to pick them. Could you please let me know?  I live in Chatsworth, GA. […]

Popcorn Lovers' Paradise

August 28th, 2009

For anyone who loves popcorn, there are now more reasons than ever to make it your favorite snack food. Popcorn is a whole grain, meaning the bran and germ are intact, so you get the benefit of natural fiber.  Those who are conscious of their calorie and carb intakes will appreciate that popcorn is a […]

Suitable for growing in containers?

August 27th, 2009

I am interested in growing tomatoes, peppers and a small-sized lemon tree in containers.  I do not know a lot about gardening.  I want to start with plants instead of seeds.  Are the varieties sold on the website suitable for growing in containers?  In addition, what are some other fruits and vegetables suitable for growing […]

Seed Germination Test

August 26th, 2009

For many gardeners and plant growers, a package of vegetable seeds is often far more than needed, so you can wind up with extra.  Seed purchased the previous year (deeply discounted at the end of season is always appealing), can be held over till the next year or longer. How will you know if these […]

Abutilon Blooming Question

August 25th, 2009

I wanted to tell you how well my abutilon is growing. It has doubled in size in a little less than four months. I bought the Organic Neptune’s Harvest at the same time and use it according to instructions. I’m very pleased and am ordering a plant for a friend. I put it outside so a friend could […]

Bonsais Pruning Question

August 24th, 2009

Dear Master Gardener, could you recommend some sources, yours or others, that show how certain plants work the best as to pruning to get the typical look of a certain type of plant as well as how much is safe to prune off? Photographs would be of great help, if any are available. Which seeds, […]

What Is Late Blight?

August 19th, 2009

Late Blight or Phytophthora infestans is a serious disease that affects potatoes and tomatoes. This waterborne mold was the major culprit of the 1845 Irish and 1846 Highland potato famines. The spores of the devastating mold can overwinter on infected tubers, especially those left in the ground or can appear in volunteer plants from infected seeds. The spores […]

Behind the Headlines: Organic really is better for you!

August 17th, 2009

Recently there was a lot of hoopla in the media about a British nutritional study that compares organically grown food with food that was not grown using organic methods. We'd like to inform you about the findings of this study, and set the record straight concerning them. The first thing to understand is that it […]

How to Germinate Cedar Seeds

August 13th, 2009

Karen: Hey, can you tell me how to germinate cedar seeds? I want to grow a bonsai. Can you help me, please? ANSWER: There are three main steps in forced germination to get most any tree seeds to germinate: scarification, stratification and sowing. Each of these processes will vary depending on the variety of seed, […]