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Knobby Kohlrabi

November 19th, 2008

From the first bite, everyone gets hooked on kohlrabi. The stems and leaves grow out of sides of the globes, giving the vegetable an odd, choppy exterior shape and exotic appearance.  It looks like a root crop, but it grows above ground. The young leaves at the top are edible and extremely nutritious, like all […]

Jersey Giant and Jersey Knight Hybrid Male Asparagus Crowns

November 17th, 2008

Plant researchers have developed high-yielding asparagus hybrids with many traits that surpass the older open-pollinated varieties. Novice gardeners and professional growers alike will appreciate the benefits of the all-male Jersey Giant and Jersey Knight Hybrid Crowns. Traditional asparagus varieties have male and female plants. Female plants produce spears but also produce seed when the plant […]

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

November 13th, 2008

Armchair birdwatchers know how relaxing it is to gaze out the window and find colorful, winged dinner guests feasting on seeds and nectar. A birdfeeder full of food can provide a show all day long during all four seasons. There are countless types of feeders available; each designed to hold specific foods that will attract […]

Mrs. Miller’s Jams

November 13th, 2008

All my jars of Mrs. Miller’s Jam arrived in tip-top condition! I’d made an inquiry about my order, and I received a prompt, courteous reply back from Tina, and she’d already solved and handled the problem. I got my jam today exactly as she promised. Impressive company…very impressive employee in Tina. Haven’t tryed my jam yet, […]

Why Dry?

November 8th, 2008

If you have never tried it before, here’s a great new hobby idea: dehydrate your own food. If you’ve been dehydrating for years, you already know it’s a fun, economical and simple way to make healthy snacks that even the pickiest eaters will devour. Using a food dehydrator, which forces warm, dry air over fruits, […]

Ripe Tomato Problem

November 4th, 2008

I ordered some heirloom tomato plants from you and had some problems, could you help me out? I planted some of them in the garden and some in pots. I used a fertilizer from the nursery, not sure what is was. All of the plants grew to around 4' high. When it got hot, they […]

The Window Cafe Bird Feeder Video

November 3rd, 2008

Watch how easy it is to use the Window Cafe Bird Feeder, our most popular window feeder.

Beets: Read all about ’em!

October 29th, 2008

Beets are a food source that seems almost too good to be true. This root crop is super-easy to grow, and the produce adds bright color and delicious sweet flavors to meals. Beets are packed with so many nutrients they should be required eating! The globes and green tops are rich in vitamin C, folate, […]

Jersey asparagus is worth the wait

October 29th, 2008

Asparagus is usually thought of as a crop for the patient gardener because it takes two years to establish itself before it can be harvested. The truth is, after that, asparagus is a perfect crop for the impatient gardener. It literally pops out of the earth, sweet and tender and instantly available for dinner. Plus, […]

Wonderful Strawberry Plants

October 27th, 2008

My strawberry plants order arrived right on time. The plants were in good shape and they are taking off fine. These plants in little pots were much different than the dry root plants I usually get. I think that’s why they are starting off so well! Thanks, Richard G.