From the employee-owners of Gardener's Supply

You Can Grow Chickpeas!


When I heard that the United Nations named 2016 the International Year of Pulses, it motivated me to grow pulses, but first I had to learn what pulses were. Pulses are a type of leguminous crop that are harvested for their dry seed. Examples include dried beans, lentils, and chickpeas. They are packed with nutrients […]

From Backyard to Bottle: a Holiday Gift


Every Christmas I like to make gifts for friends with something from my garden. In the past I’ve made salsa, corn relish, pesto and horseradish. This year, I decided to use the many elderberries on my two trees to make elderberry syrup. I consider it to be a magical elixir and a natural remedy for […]

Summer in a Jar


If you work at Gardener’s Supply, chances are you’ll come to your desk some morning and find a jar of jam waiting for you. It’s because we are a company of gardeners and people make delicious foods with local produce. As a toast-lover, I am always happy to get the jams. My favorite from last […]

Gardener’s Supply Company ranks ‘Best for the World’ among B Corps


How does a small, employee-owned company in Vermont score among score among the best companies in the world? We strive to B the Change as a certified B Corp. We’re proud to announce that Gardener’s Supply is among the companies listed on the Best for the World list, which honors socially and environmentally minded businesses. […]

From Humble Onion to Something Special


In about an hour, you can turn red onions into a zippy condiment: pickled onions. I use it on hamburgers, salads, potato salad, sandwiches, with cheese and crackers, throw it on a steamed veggie (kale, spinach). It’s an-all around great garnish. Erin’s 1:1:1 Pickles (Water, sugar, red wine vinegar) Slice 2 red onions into thin […]

Colossal Cabbage

Colossal Cabbage

What do you do if your third-grader comes home with a cabbage seedling? You make room! True confession from the mom: “Since I knew it’d get huge, I didn’t want it to take up valuable veggie garden space, so I had him plant it in a Potato Grow Bag, with organic potting soil, some home-grown […]

Roll Out the Un-Welcome Mat for Squirrels


Squirrels seem to be a big problem this year, based on what I hear from customers at our Burlington, VT, garden center. I can substantiate these concerns with my own experience as a dabbler in raised beds and containers. The squirrels are constantly digging up bulbs, mulch, plants and vegetables. No dirt is left unturned […]

Grow Your Own Happy Hour

Grow Your Own Happy Hour

During the third week of April, I traveled to Cornelius, NC, where my daughter and family moved in early March. Longtime NYC area residents, they asked me to brighten up their yard with plants. I mailed them the most recent Gardeners Supply catalog to give them ideas. To my great surprise, my son-in-law took me […]

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