If you grow tomatoes in a cold or windy location, try this simple technique of wrapping your tomato cages with garden fabric.
Inside this cocoon of Garden Quilt fabric, are two very cozy ‘Sun Gold’ tomatoes.
Tomatoes are tropical vines that evolved in a climate about as different from Vermont as you can get. So here in th [...]
Super Hoops — it’s a dramatic name for a simple product. But when you consider all the ways Super Hoops can help you in the garden, maybe that superhero name really does fit. And unlike single-wire hoops that tend to sway and flop, Super Hoops are made from two parallel, heavy-gauge wires joined by cross braces. The double-wire cons [...]
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 tunnels in my garden.
Lifting the [...]
Can you train a cucumber to climb like a pea?
Cucumber plants with pea fence in place.
Inside the enclosure.
Ready for chilly spring nights.
I’ve been using galvanized wire tomato cages for about 15 years now, and most of the originals are still in service. I prefer them over stakes or [...]
Jennifer Prince, left, and Deborah Miuccio test our new Wildwood garden clothing line.
In 2013, Jennifer managed vegetable and fruit gardens on our Burlington, VT, campus. She is also a frequent contributor to this blog.
We asked two of our most active “in-the-dirt” gardeners to try out some of the clothing in our new Wildwood lin [...]
Eager to get back to the garden? Here are several new products to help you get started earlier. See everything we have in the Season-Extending department.
Compact Patio Grow House Help indoor-grown
seedlings and houseplants
acclimate to outdoor
conditions. With more than
8 square feet of growing space, this
grow house provides plenty
of ro [...]
Even first-time gardeners can succeed with a Potato Bag.
Our Potato Bins shown late in the summer, growing in our Burlington, VT, display garden.
Last year, we used the bag to grow some purple potatoes. A good blend of varieties can be found in our Flowering Potatoes. Harvesting is easy: Just pick up the bag and dump it.
Cutting garden gets a low-maintenance makeover.
Early June in my “sweepable” cutting garden.
When possible, overlap the fabric to avoid any unnecessary cuts. Tuck the edges under, giving yourself a 5″ or 6″ hem, and anchor securely on ends and sides to prevent fraying.
Headed for the dahlias [...]