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Front-Yard Vegetable Garden is Beautiful and Bountiful

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We used Raised Bed Corners to create a set of stacked beds in front of our administrative offices in Burlington, VT. Bull’s Blood beet seeds germinate among crops that will soon be harvested. As the gardening season goes on, it’s a challenge to keep a front-yard vegetable garden looking good. Early crops are harvested, lettuce bol [...]

It Must be the Worm Power

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Basil harvest, after fertilizing with Worm Power. Grown from a single seedling, this pie-pumpkin vine has engulfed a trellis and spread through the surrounding beds. In two of our test garden beds, I’m using All-Purpose Organic Fertilizer with worm castings (Worm Power Fertilizer). The plants have exploded with growth. I’ve never [...]

What’s Better than a Pink Flamingo?

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The winning photo from our contest, sent by Rodger D. Bagby of Dallas, TX: “I saw this reading rabbit at a local gardening store and had to have it for my new garden space. I was wanting to create a whimsical garden in a new area of my property that was recently made available due to a storm.” Shop our selection of Statues and Fou [...]

Sweet Success: Watermelon in a Raised Bed

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From a five-star review by “Bill the gardener” of Hemet, CA. Watermelon and squash growing in the Elevated Cedar Raised Bed We purchased our raised bed planters last year and this is the second year growing food in them. Thought it was about time I did a review. Yes, we get compliments on how good they look, but the main thing fo [...]

Taming the Garden Hose

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A well-trained hose As a professional gardener, I use garden hoses a lot, and I’ve seen my share of kinks, leaks and hoses that can’t be recoiled neatly. To me, the job is complete when the garden is weed-free and well-watered — with the hose coiled and ready for next time. If asked, my coworkers might say I’m a bit obsessiv [...]

A Glowing Review

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Thanks to Pam in Cranston, RI, for this photo of our Solar Illuminated Planters. In her review, she gives the product five stars. “I am on a limited income, and these pots blew my budget. However, they are worth every penny. They are the focal point in my garden. Everyone who sees them falls in love with them. I am giving this a glowing [...]

Company Farm: Year Two

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Volunteers till up the cover crop that was planted last fall. I love the day in spring when I can take the first plunge into the garden with a spade. The soil yields and I get a hit of that wonderful dirt smell. A new season is spread out in front of me. Like a fresh-tilled field, it’s ripe with promise — and relatively free of weeds. F [...]

Customized Corners Protect Raised Bed from Garden Pests

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This idea comes from a gardener in Arlington, VA, who reviewed our Raised Bed Corners (4 stars): "To prevent rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks from getting into the bed, I wanted to enclose it with a 2-foot-high fence that would still allow easy access to the plantings. The 2-inch-square holes in the corners (which typically are covered [...]
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