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Monthly archives for April, 2011

Grow Your Own Blueberries

Grow Your Own Blueberries
Blueberries are pretty easy to grow, but people often get confused about soil acidity (pH). “Oh, you can’t grow blueberries unless you have acid soil.” True, blueberries thrive in soil with a pH of 4.0 to 5.5, but it’s not something you can’t manage with soil amendments. Early-season blueberries, before they grow plump, ripe and […]

Mini Tunnels for Winter Crops

Mini Tunnels for Winter Crops
Sometimes, our customers really “get” a product and take it in a new direction. Susan Pav, a gardener from Pennsylvania, took our Garden Quilt and used it to create mini-hoop houses so she could grow crops in the winter. She took photos of the set-up and tells how she did it: A set of four […]

Earth Day Acts

Earth Day Acts
At Gardener’s Supply, we believe gardening nourishes the body, elevates the spirit, builds community and makes the world a better place. And there’s no better day to put those words – our mission – into practice than Earth Day, April 22. Members of the Marketing team weed the Children’s Butterfly Garden at the Ethan Allen […]

Why I Grow Food

Why I Grow Food
As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize that the choices that I make on a daily basis affect the world beyond me. They affect people that are close to me, people that are thousands of miles away and they also affect the environment. Mike Lieberman in his first garden, on a fire escape in […]

The Best Solar Lights

The Best Solar Lights
In the past few years, solar lighting technology has improved dramatically. What’s more, you can find cheap solar lights in more and more stores. But, why bother with a solar light that won’t last more than a season or two? Our all-year, all-weather lights are a better value. In the past few years, solar lighting […]

Restoring the Gulf Coastline

Restoring the Gulf Coastline
Louisiana’s Coastal Roots program is using gardening to restore the coastline damaged by last year’s oil spill. How? Since 2000, the program has taught thousands of children how to grow native plants to help restore coastal forests, wetlands and shorelines. Middle school and preschool students at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School in Lake Charles, LA, […]

Grow Towering Tomatoes

Grow Towering Tomatoes
When you start talking tomatoes with gardeners, there’s always someone who’s looking for a taller support. Our answer: Stacking Tomato Ladders. When installed, they give you 6.5 feet of vertical growing space. Stacking Tomato Ladders When you start talking tomatoes with gardeners, there’s always someone who’s looking for a taller support. Our answer: Stacking Tomato […]

Spring Pruning Basics

Spring Pruning Basics
Pruning is one of those things that intimidates new gardeners — even some of us who’ve been doing it for a long time. True, you can do a lot of damage if you go about it in the wrong way. And if you want to take on complex pruning jobs — such as restoring fruit […]

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