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 [...]
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.
Over the years, Gardener’s Supply has successfully incubated and supported [...]
A row of sunflowers can become a temporary privacy hedge.
I have been planting like mad! Almost every bed has been planted with so many goodies, including tons of tomatoes, cucumbers on a trellis, and vertical icebox watermelons. Next project: I’m off to solve some privacy screening issues. I’d like to grow a vegetative scr [...]
1st Place: Stacy Stagliano, Summerville, SC
They say that every picture tells a story. After the judges picked the winner in this year’s Harvest Photo Contest, we learned the photo had a big story to tell.
The heart-shaped arrangement was photographed by Stacy Stagliano, who happens to be the mother of Katie Stagliano, the young gardene [...]
Brian rides a steel-frame Salsa Fargo road bike with 27 speeds, “which includes some nice low gears for hill climbing.”
It’s a resolution many people make, but few follow through: “I should commute by bicycle more often.” To get people motivated, it seems a challenge is required — the National Bike Challenge. Emp [...]
A recycling trailer at the Missouri Botanical Garden, part of a pot- recycling program that uses collection trailers that can be pulled behind a pickup truck. Photo: Steve Cline
About a dozen garden shops in the St. Louis area participate in the program as satellite recycling centers, where customers can sort and drop off their plastic pots. [...]
Diatomaceous Earth, featured in a 1984 Gardener’s Supply catalog
Back in 1984, when we first started selling 4-pound bags of Diatomaceous Earth, people often asked, “What exactly is it?” Well, 20 years later, people are still asking.
Diatomaceous Earth, also known as DE, is made from the mineral remains of [...]
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.