Tips For Harvesting Your Own Flowers

If you are eyeing the blooms in your yard and wondering how to enjoy them indoors as well as outdoors these tips are for you!Pick the flowers in the cool of early morning when they are naturally most hydrated.  If it has been really hot out, consider watering the day before.Pick flowers that are just…

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Making Compost Tea with Victory

Compost tea is a great way to give your plants a boost of organic nutrition while hydrating them, and with Victory granular compost you can make compost tea quickly and easily. The directions on the back of the Victory bag instruct you to mix 1/2 cup Victory compost granules with one gallon warm water to…

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Basil: Easy, Beautiful, and Delicious

Growing your own basil allows you to experience a world of flavors you might not be able to find anywhere else. If you go to the grocery store you will probably find Italian basil and possibly even Thai basil, but if you look in a seed catalog or search online for basil seeds you will…

Using Perfect Start at Planting Time

Spring has arrived, and it is finally time to start planting the veggie garden!  Depending on your location, it might be a bit early for tomatoes, but you should be able to start sowing cool season crops like peas, carrots, onions, lettuce, spinach and more.  Give your seeds and plants the fertility they will need…

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Unwanted Items to Unique Garden Containers

Christmas is over, the decorations are stored, the in-laws are gone and you’re ready to work on your new year’s resolutions. Among hitting the gym more, saving money, and increasing family time, does “decluttering” make your list this year? Whether it’s ridding your cabinets of old dishes and glassware, donating unwanted items of even Christmas…

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Growing Flowering Vines in Containers

Intimidated by the flowering vine idea of lofty climbers or lowly trailers? With the appropriate supplies, a few simple steps and a little TLC, they’re more manageable than you think.     BEST FLOWERING CLIMBERS: Morning Glory Clematis Star Jasmine Wisteria Climbing Hydrangea SUPPLIES: Preferred Flowering Vine Large Pot Trellis & Twine Gravel Soil Instructions: …

Plan Your Garden Enhancements Now

It's been a harsh winter for much of the country, with no end in sight for some of us as snow still falls. The thought of warmer weather and time spent outdoors enjoying the beauty of spring may be a distant memory. But the change in seasons will be here before we know it. You…

What, When and Where to Plant Indoors

Whether you’re starting an indoor vegetable garden or adding some color and life to your home, we have the answers to your what, when and where questions. WHAT: Vegetables Peppers Salad Greens Kale Chard Carrots Onions Tomatoes (especially cherry types) Beans, bush Herbs Basil Parsley Oregano Lavender Cilantro Rosemary Chives Catmint Flowers Geranium Pansy Zinnia…

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Planting Your Spring Garden in January

The ground is frozen, sunshine is minimal and it’s nowhere near time to turn your outdoor water system back on. Plus, wintertime chores aren’t all work and no play. Read on for four important garden winter tasks. But these dreary days don’t have to keep you just dreaming about your spring garden. Get a head…

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