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Sowing Success: A Quick Guide to Planning Your Vegetable Garden

January 20, 2024

As winter's chill really begins to set in here in January some folks are thinking thoughts of sledding, ice skating, and keeping the steps by their front doors from being a death trap. On the other hand, us gardeners and farmers are eagerly turning page after page of seed catalogs, and binging reel after reel of our favorite green-thumbers...

All Potting Soils Are Not Created Equal: Part 3 in the Soil Series

November 20, 2023

There are potting soils on the market in almost every store you walk into, including supermarkets and sometimes gas stations. There are many varieties of potting mixes too. How do you know which one is right for your needs? What are the ingredients in potting soils and what is their purpose? Why is it important to your success in growing your...

All Potting Soils Are Not Created Equal: Part 2 in the Soil Series

September 25, 2023

There are potting soils on the market in almost every store you walk into, including supermarkets and sometimes gas stations. There are many varieties of potting mixes too. How do you know which one is right for your needs? What are the ingredients in potting soils and what is their purpose? Why is it important to your success in growing your...

All Potting Soils Are Not Created Equal: Part 1 in the Soil Series

September 4, 2023

There are potting soils on the market in almost any store you walk into, including supermarkets and sometimes gas stations. There are many varieties of potting mixes too. How do you know which one is right for your needs? What are the ingredients in potting soils and what is their purpose? Why is it important to your success of growing your...

Farming for Tomorrow: A Look at Regenerative Agriculture

August 29, 2023

This garden center is known across the region for its outstanding plant selection and variety of events, but it holds a secret that we want to share. Across the street from our main retail space a treasure of a farm sits awaiting your visit. This farm isn't quite like others you may know; while we have livestock, vegetables and fruit like anyone...

Herbs: Growing & Cooking

May 8, 2023

Fresh herbs will add extra flavor to your cooking and transform your recipes into food that is delicious and nutritious. Properly grown herbs are packed with valuable nutrients and antioxidants. We will discuss how to grow herbs and how to preserve them for future use. How to Grow Herbs Growing nutrient and antioxidant rich herbs starts with...

Gardening with Kids

April 26, 2023

Is there anything better than teaching kids how to do something you love? The delight on their faces for being included and brought into a special moment with you is wonderful, but with gardening there is more: a valuable seed of knowledge gets buried…and it will continue to sprout forever. Working with plants is one of the top skills that can...

Good Gourd!

April 1, 2023

What is a gourd? Gourds, along with cucumbers, squash and melons are in the cucurbitaceae family. Gourds are one of the most diverse and unusual fruits in the world. The gourd vine is robust, easy to grow and productive. When properly cured and prepared, the fruit from the gourd plant have many practical and artistic uses. There are hundreds...

Bare Root Tree Care

March 30, 2023

Bare-root trees are a Godsend for people looking to start their own Orchard, Food Forest or simply beautifying their landscape! Much more cost effective than container or field grown trees, and with a very good survival rate there are many benefits in keeping with this time-honored tradition! We’re going to take a quick dive into them and...

Clever Composting

March 27, 2023

Composting kitchen and yard waste is beneficial to the environment and it also supplies our gardens with nutrient rich organic matter that is essential to plant health. Starting a compost pile is easy to do and doesn't require a significant investment. By following a few simple guidelines, you can turn your kitchen and yard waste into an...