Last week, I got an e-mail from Jeff, who works in our customer contact center: “I had a seedstarting failure this season. I used some older seeds (2008-ish) and placed the seed tray by a cool window to germinate. Cheap and stupid right? I am getting zero sprouts on day six. What would you recommend?”
I hear this question a lot at [...]
A packet of free seed became a row of free-flowering annuals.
Here at Gardener’s Supply we have something called “the free table.” It’s where employees put things they want to give away, so it’s always interesting to see what shows up. The free table is a great place to recycle. You’ll find everything from [...]
LA Guerrilla Gardeners removed trash, weeds and dead plants from this median strip and installed new plants. Their signature “Please Water Me!” sign asks passersby to help with upkeep.
After LA Guerrilla Gardeners planted the “Spaceland” garden, below, the city installed a wheelchair ramp to make the sidewalk more acc [...]
Brian Moore likes big plants and he knows how to grow them. In 2007, his record-breaking amaranth topped 23 ft. Want to grow your own giant plants? Learn how Brian does it.
Brian Moore with a row of giant sunflowers; the tallest sunflower is about 16 ft. The seeds came from a grower in the United Kingdom.
One of my three-year-old tw [...]
I’m finally getting around to tidying up some of my flower gardens, and one of the benefits of my tardiness is that there are plenty of seedpods filled with ripe seeds. In a matter of minutes I collected hundreds of seeds for replanting. Saving seeds is one of gardening’s best-kept secrets. When else in life can you get something [...]
Grow dozens of plants in just over two square feet of floor space with the new 2-Tier 2-ft. Light Garden.
As much as I appreciate living in a region with four distinct seasons, winter’s gray skies and the frozen tundra outside my back door can start to wear me down. The seed catalogs, with their glossy photos of colorful flowers and veg [...]
Last week, a court in California ruled in favor of High Mowing Organic Seeds in their suit against the USDA regarding the premature deregulation of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) sugar beets.
This news just in from fellow Vermonter Tom Stearns, president of High Mowing Organic Seeds.
Last week, on September 22, 2009 [...]
My place: I am going to add a front porch this summer.
In February, Deborah Norton of Acworth, GA, shared a photo of her shed, above, on our Facebook page. “Repainted my potting shed this past summer. I have an old chandelier inside that provides light; running water and shelves with light for starting seedlings. This month, I added my [...]