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B Corps: People Using Business as a F...

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What’s in the name? The B is for benefit, and it’s Corp as in corporation. We’re excited. Today, Gardener’s Supply has joined a class of companies called B Corps. With this certification comes a dual mission that combines bottom-line success and social responsibility. In short: Do well and do good. Since we started ba [...]

Pumpkins for 2014: Something Differen...

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Kakai pumpkin. Photos: High Mowing Organic Seeds Trying to pick a pumpkin for 2014? Consider these recommendations from Gwenael Engelskirchen, who tests new varieties for High Mowing Organic Seeds. I’m seeing a lot more interest in the unusual varieties, such as the ones with seeds that don’t have thick hulls. Here are some of my [...]

How Do You Grow? By the Row or by the...

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Hey, vegetable gardeners! Tell us you preferred growing style and you could win a set of Tomato Ladders or Tomato Cages. When you plant your vegetable garden, do you use the square-foot technique or do you garden in rows? Vote in our Facebook poll — and express your opinion further by leaving a comment. Vote here: http://bit.ly/1frJ0fZ and w [...]

Pattypan Squash: Compact, Productive ...

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Pattypan squash, grown and photographed by Kate Stauffacher Like many gardeners, Kate Stauffacher tried something new last season: pattypan squash, which looks a little bit like a flying saucer. “They were great additions to our garden. Because they produced so many squash, I had to try all sorts of recipes plus give many to family and [...]

What on Earth is DE?

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Diatomaceous Earth, featured in a 1984 Gardener’s Supply catalog Diatomaceous Earth 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 [...]

After the Storm: Coping with Snow- an...

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Don’t try to remove ice from branches after an ice storm; you’ll likely do more damage than good. Large hanging limbs like this one should be left to a professional tree service. Note that the branch collar (the raised ridge where the branch meets the trunk) is left intact on these properly pruned branches. Have winter storms bat [...]

Your Houseplant is an Annual in Disgu...

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These crotons provide a blast of color, indoors or out. Outdoors, Cissus discolor grows best in shade or part shade. Who hasn’t brought a houseplant or two outdoors for an open-air, summer vacation? Every summer I hang plants from the branches of my dogwood where they thrive in dappled light and benefit from the summer rains. Many of ou [...]

Hosta: a Treat for the Eye and the Pa...

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These hosta shoots have been blanched, then tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper. They’re ready for roasting! These hostas are at the perfect stage for harvesting; each shoot is still tightly wrapped and at its tender best. Be sure to harvest before they unfurl. When you think about hostas (and daylilies and roses and dahlias), you [...]

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