Monthly Archives: February 2011

Indoor Composting with Worms

Worms in the house? Yes, as long as they help with the housework. Our new Worm Factory houses 8,000 to 12,000 worms who will work tirelessly, night and day, turning kitchen scraps into rich compost. Once established the worms will … Continue reading

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Gnomes Take Hollywood

Have you ever wondered what the decorations in your garden do while you’re busy elsewhere? The new Disney movie, Gnomeo and Juliet, imagines a world of star-crossed love among the statuary, where feuding ornaments stage midnight raids on rival gardens. … Continue reading

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2010 Survey Results

Last year, we asked people to rank the season on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being very poor. Most folks say 2010 was just OK. Average rank: 6. The region that had the worst gardening year was … Continue reading

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Super Support for Row Covers

Super Hoops — it’s a dramatic name for a simple product. But when you consider all the ways Super Hoops can help you in the garden, maybe that superhero name really does fit. And unlike single-wire hoops that tend to … Continue reading

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Create a Pizza Garden

It’s fun to see how folks use our products in ways we didn’t expect. We recently heard from Rowena Gerber, who teaches at the Miami Country Day School in Miami, FL, where the second graders created a “pizza garden” using … Continue reading

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Introducing: Berry Beds

Last spring, my cousin Jeanne told me that she wanted to put in a raspberry patch. It’s one of those things that sounds like a good idea — like running a country B&B. But I could imagine the patch, like … Continue reading

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Picking a Potato

If you’re shopping for seed potatoes, it helps to know how you like to eat them: baked, boiled, fried, hashed or mashed? Plant several varieties so you can try different cooking techniques. Elba Potatoes are considered an all-purpose potato. They … Continue reading

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