The efforts of several plant breeders over the past decade have inundated the market with scores of new varieties. The result: improved flower size and color, new foliage colors, patterns and leaf shapes.
Caramel Heuchera is a runner-up for the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year award.
A trio of coral bells holds the corner [...]
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 [...]
If you plant lettuce in summer, be sure to choose a variety that thrives in summer heat.
I’m excited for the week ahead as the forecast is finally on our side! Just a bit of rain and then lots of sunshine and even some high temperatures for the heat-lovers in our garden. The Super Bush tomato that I put in the Tomato Success Kit [...]
Plant a diversity of tomato varieties to reduce the possibility of disease.
Like many gardeners who lost their tomato crop to late blight last year, I’m wondering: How can I make sure it doesn’t happen again this year? Unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet. The most important thing you can do: be alert, be prepared.
Though it will be several months yet before I can start planting, I’ll soon be making my seed list for the coming year.
Golden sweet peas, growing on our pea fences.
Our display gardens here in Burlington, Vermont, are asleep beneath a thick blanket of snow. Though it will be several months yet before I can start planting, I [...]
We keep coming up with new ways to use our Grow Bags. Sarah, our display garden manager, wanted to try growing melons in the Potato Bag. Melons love heat, and she thought the black fabric of the bag would warm the soil.
July 13: A melon ripens in the Potato Grow Bag.
We keep coming up with new ways to use our Grow Bags. Sarah, our dis [...]
Can a concept grown in Vermont take root in Costa Rica? Our founder, Will Raap, has found that the answer is yes, with some modifications.
To produce crops at Finca Lagunita in Costa Rica, farmers have to employ special techniques, such as iguana fencing.
Founder and Chairman, Gardener’s Supply
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Wow! The largest tuber weighed in at 4 lbs., 7 oz.
Do you grow sweet potatoes? Until this year, my answer would have been “no”. As heat-loving plants with a long growing season, they didn’t seem well-suited to my zone 4 garden. This year, we tried growing sweet potatoes in the Potato Grow Bags. The result has been a sweet s [...]