Monthly Archives: April 2012

1 Million People Want to Know

I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from … Continue reading

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Marigolds Keep Aphids Away

For more information, read the article Controlling Aphids. Recently, I was growing some basil in our testing lab. When I came in after the weekend, I noticed that the plants in several of our containers were infested with aphids, but … Continue reading

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Four Makeovers for Your Porch

#blog-main .image-center p .kicker { font-size: 1.25em; font-weight: bold; color: #776658; } Before: A great porch makes a canvas for furniture, comfortable cushions and accessories. Looking to breathe new life into your porch or patio? We’ve created four makeovers that … Continue reading

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The Sustainable Bouquet

Dahlias grown by Dan Pearson of Dan’s Dahlias in Oakville, WA. Here, they await pick-up from the buyer at the Seattle Wholesale Grower’s Market. Photo: David E. Perry San Francisco’s Baylor Chapman created this boutonniere with foliage from fuzzy lamb’s … Continue reading

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Secret to Tomato Success: Coir

Tomato Success Kits are lined up to test coir-based planting mixes against traditional planting mixes. Results from our gardens — and from the gardens of testers across the nation — show that our new Eco-co™ Coir is an outstanding addition … Continue reading

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Gardening in Hawaii

Ann Watson, Hawaii Even though it snowed last week here in northern Vermont, we know the spring planting season is well under way in many parts of the country. One of our customers, who also happens to be a product … Continue reading

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