I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
For more information, read the article Controlling Aphids.
Recently, I was growing some basil in our testing lab. When I came in after the weekend, I noticed that the plants in several of our containers were infested with aphids, but the basil that I had planted in a windowbox with marigolds were aphid-free.
I had always heard that marig [...]
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Dahlias grown by Dan Pearson of Dan’s Dahlias in Oakville, WA. Here, they await pick-up from the buyer at the Seattle Wholesale Grower’s Market. Photo: David E. Perry
San Francisco’s Baylor Chapman created this boutonniere with foliage from fuzzy lamb’s ear, forget-me-not blooms and the fruit and leaves of an alpin [...]
Tomato Success Kits are lined up to test coir-based planting mixes against traditional planting mixes. Results from our gardens — and from the gardens of testers across the nation — show that our new Eco-co™ Coir is an outstanding addition to container soil mixes.
Tomato plants grown in a coir-peat test mix (above left) are more vigorous [...]
Ann Watson, Hawaii
Even though it snowed last week here in northern Vermont, we know the spring planting season is well under way in many parts of the country. One of our customers, who also happens to be a product tester for us, is lucky enough to garden year-round. Ann Watson, from Laie, Hawaii, is also an inspiration. Here is her story [...]