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Landscaped Garden
February 20, 2022

Gardening Q&A

Question: What can I plant in my garden to help save the pollinators? Answer: Saving the pollinators by selecting the right plants for your garden will do more then just provide nectar for bees and butterflies, although without them we would be in serious trouble when it comes to putting food on the table. Planting for […]
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Seed Starting in Egg Carton
February 16, 2022

Seeds to Success: It’s Easy!

Seed Starting Tips Start seeds indoors February or March so plants will be ready to go into the garden in May. (See our list below on when to start which varieties, indoors and outdoors.) Use clean containers with drainage holes Fill with sterilized seed starting mix. This mix is light and fluffy to hold just enough […]
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Perennial Plants in Garden
February 15, 2022

What’s a Perennial?

Even in their dormant phases, perennial plants can die back to the ground, but their root systems are very much alive and the plants will continue growing when conditions are right. What Is a Perennial Plant? Perennials are plants that are expected to live longer than two years. Unlike annual plants (zinnias, marigolds, radish) which […]
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January 18, 2022

About OMRI Listings

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) was founded in 1997 to evaluate materials for use in organic agriculture. At that time, there were more than 40 certifiers who were performing organic certification using various state and private standards. OMRI is a nonprofit organization providing organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers an independent review of products […]
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September 20, 2020

Winterizing Your Garden

by Neil Secor Start your vegetable garden for next year by preparing the garden now! There are many things you can do now that will save you time next spring and result in a more successful garden. The most important consideration is sanitation. Clean all weeds out of your garden. Remove any dead plants, rotting […]
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March 28, 2019

2023 New Flower Survey Q&A

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2023 New Flower Variety Survey! We received over 750 submissions on the 10 featured plants this year! Along with your likes and dislikes, we gathered lots of great questions about these varieties and I wanted to take a moment to answer some of them. First, here’s a […]
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